In November 2014 Crystal had a match on Tinder and didn't think much about it. Turns out, it was almost something horrifying. She swiped right on Minh Nguyen and thought he seemed like a nice enough guy.
The two were matched and he soon messaged her asking to meet up. The communication seemed like a normal Tinder exchange. He asked to meet up, but she was unavailable at that time.
She then said she got busy and never got around to messaging him back. He even attempted to sell himself a little better when he felt like she might not be that interested. She never responded to his follow-up request and communication came to an end.
She forgot all about the match until two months later when she saw a headline with a familiar name and face in it. On January 15, Nguyen had murdered his ex-wife's new husband, reports Distractify.
She realized that, in addition to being a murderer, he had lied about his age by ten years and she was a single message away from meeting up with someone who was capable of unthinkable acts.
If that wasn't enough, later reports uncovered that Nguyen had even misrepresented himself about his job and never worked at Plaxo, the social site that Comcast purchased for $150 million in 2008 he claimed to have co-founded.
Crystal says she still occasionally swipes through Tinder, but very rarely. She asked to remain anonymous, but wanted to share her story so others would know that you always need to take caution in online dating. Not everything is always as it seems.