Yes, looking back on it now, I definitely should have thrown in the towel with this guy immediately after his photo. I so rarely find matches that I see any possibility with that I was trying to keep an open mind. Oh, well! Lesson learned!
And you make an astute point: He thought of himself as a nice guy, but he wasn’t. A manipulator, a coercer is the correct assessment!
Thank you for reading and responding, Taylor + Flora!