That said, I do have a couple of particularly terrible stories, and so do all of my friends, and their friends, and — well, you get the idea.Sites such as Tinder Nightmares, Bye Felipe, and Not Ok Cupid document abysmal messages sent from weirdos, but what about when people appear to be perfectly normal until they show up for a date?

You might think that a “compliant” AR, which meets the restrictions imposed by California or New York, would be a safe choice. You could legally obtain an AR-15 or similar rifle, from a source that doesn’t do background checks and doesn’t keep records.

But I’m pretty sure that liberal legislators will keep changing the text of the laws until anything remotely resembling an AR is as illegal to possess as nuclear weapons. The number of sources that fit this description are dwindling.

When he arrived half an hour late, he was sweaty — and smelled disgusting, like some horrifying amalgam of patchouli and body odor.

He was a good 20 pounds heavier and five years older than he was in his photos.

When I was in the fray, I very rarely went on more than one date with someone.

Thankfully this was less because of anything ghastly and more because there was no real spark.

Eventually, liberals might regain control of the Presidency and Congress, making gun restrictions a looming danger for preppers. I like a nice 3-tax stamp short-barreled full-auto rifle with a silencer as much as the next firearms enthusiast.

And it will be so much the worse if they ever get a clear majority on the Supreme Court. There are several options, some more risky than others. But a prudent gun plan should include at least a couple of guns less likely to be banned.

“Maybe that will never happen,” says Pollyanna Oakley, near cousin of Annie Oakley. A lever-action rifle is fun to shoot, useful for hunting and self-defense, and not too expensive.