If Oedipus Tried Online Dating…

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  1. Awk…Ward

    You think you’ve had an embarassing dating experience? I think this may trump.

  2. BTD Venkat says:

    If it wasn’t for the father/husband, things could have been OK. A John Cusack movie (must love dogs) has this incorporated in the storyline. There’s no husband/father though.

  3. Nick says:

    Um… “so weird it’s hard to believe” is about right. The article byline notes that it was originally published in Weekly World News, a supermarket tabloid best known for headlines involving aliens, Nostradamus, Elvis, and various mutant babies.

  4. Eric Goldman says:

    Reminds me of the old song “I Want A Girl Just Like The Girl Who Married Dear Old Dad.” Eric.

  5. Dylan says:

    Yeah, I missed the WWN byline the first time around, too. It’s really strange that Yahoo is republishing this crap.

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  7. John Armstrong says:

    It’s not strange at all that Yahoo news is republishing WWN stories. They’ve been doing it for a very long time, as attested by the numerous pages on Snopes that start with “people thought this was real ’cause it was on Yahoo, but they were reprinting WWN”.

  8. Mike says:

    I wouldn’t discount the story just because it was in a supermarket tabloid. There was a really bizarre crime wave in my hometown. It make it into one of those tabloids. Some of the stuff in those things are true. And why is it hard to believe that someone might meet him mom over the Internet? Given the number of people looking for love online, it should be no surprise that bizarre things like this would happen.

  9. skeptic says:

    This was obviously a variation on urban myths that bubble up over and over and over.

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  11. Sarah says:

    I my friend met her ex boyfriend the same manner once. By the way they are married now.