Every Tinder date is a risky proposition. Sure, you can enhance your chances by learning more about your match before agreeing to meet them, but when you share a cup of coffee with someone you’ve never met before, you’re always working with limited information. It’s all part of the fun.
The good news is that most of the time, even if there is no chemistry between you, you will not suffer any harm. That’s all there was to it. A few awkward conversations. It was simple and painless. However, every now and then, you may find yourself in a scenario where you need to uninstall the software. Some of them are so horrible that you might actually do it.
It’s comforting to know that you’re not alone at moments like this. That others have had horrible and unsatisfactory dates as well. They do, in fact. When Reddit user u/me_llamo_greg asked other platform users, “What is your Tinder horror story?” they received over 14,000 comments, many of which detailed some bizarre behaviour. Here are a few examples.
“A little back story: A few years ago I was dating this girl and her father REALLY hated me. Which was a bit odd as most parents love me (or at least lie about it real well). He was just a huge prick and I always called him on his shit. Anyways, her parents got divorced, we broke up a few months later etc etc.
Fast forward to around a year later. Me and girl from Tinder were dating for a few months and things were starting to get serious. We’re at the point where she wants me to meet her family. Mother, step father, little sister. Why not? I have no problems meeting them, lets do it i said. She told me how excited her step dad was to meet me as it turns out we both happen to be Kansas City Chiefs fans.
Well, fuck me if it wasn’t the same asshole father of my ex girlfriend…” – therealJayT
“This girl (we’d been chatting for like a week or so,) hit me up around 10 pm on a Sunday night and said she’d be in my neck of the woods on her way home and wanted to see if i wanted to hang out. I did. So she comes over, and she’s got a bag of Mexican food with her. So i put on an episode of Always sunny, and she busts out a monster bean and cheese burrito and a carne asada quesadilla. She asked if i wanted any, but i had already eaten. So this (skinny, mind you) girl puts down BOTH OF THESE THINGS in like 10 minutes. Just destroyed like 2 pounds of food. She wipes her face off, grabs my hand, rubs her t*ts with my hands, and gets up and goes, “welp, i gotta go, you can tell your friends you at least got something out of it.”
Never to be seen again. I’m still in love with her.” – StrungoutScott
“Got a Tinder notification on my phone…realized I don’t have Tinder and was holding my girlfriends phone.” – JazzFan419
“My first tinder date was interesting. We went for curry at some Japanese restaurant, went for a walk in the park, I bought some macarons. It went well enough to warrant a date to the fair, and that went well enough to get her to come over to my place.
So, we decided the best thing to do was play guitar, make homemade egg rolls and watch Napoleon Dynamite. The egg rolls went over well, and we got the movie going on. We eat up, I set away the dishes and I take my seat next to her, trying to get closer and closer. Eventually we’re next to each other and I slowly start leaning onto her shoulder, which she pointed out. I scoot away taking it that she didn’t want to be so close, to which she says “yeah that’s right, just go all the way over there away from me”. Jokingly, I agree and decided to throw the covers that were on the bed behind us, between us. Unfortunately, I forgot we played with the guitar and I decided to put the guitar on the bed. At that point the guitar fell with the covers and hit her on the head.
We’ve been a couple for 3 months now.” – Rytannosaurus_Tex
“Matched with my cousin.” – DonsMagic
“I went on a date with a guy and the entire time he was talking about how men are superior and how there have been scientific studies to show that “women have an emotional reaction to the color red when they see it”. I wonder why he was single..” – ilovedawgs
“My buddy isn’t the smartest man. He picked a chick up and drove to a motel. They were walking into the room and she says, “I forgot my purse in the car do you mind if I go grab it?” He says, “yeah that’s fine,” and tosses her the keys. 5 minutes later he walks outside wondering where she is and his car is gone.” – pointynipples69
“I needed a date to passover dinner with my friends. He wore a vest and a news boy hat, then introduced himself with a bow and a hat flourish. The night only got worse from there. He refused to eat any of the food because “things on the plate were touching” (It was f*****g soup) and wouldn’t shut his mouth during the 12 minutes of seder. When it came time for his train home he purposely missed it so he could stay the night. HAHA NOPE. After a movie with uncomfortable levels of hoverboob, I convinced my friend to come with me to drive him to the nearest train station. During the ride he thought was the best time to tell me he was schizophrenic but didn’t take medicine because “it was the devil”. He tried to hold my hand saying that they were small and made him feel like a pedophile.
The night ended with him telling me he was going to s**t on the subway and write my name in it.
There was no second date.” – Saramanders
“I’m slightly on the large side, and I don’t try to hide it. So I was talking to a nice guy on Tinder and we hit it off straight away. We met up at a bar, he saw me and the first words he said to me were, ‘Oh, I didn’t know you were fat.’ So I turned around and walked out.” – Danielrichird
“Tinder date with a “famous” chef where I was taken to a dive bar, where he promptly starting talking about how famous he was. We drank and watched sports, he proceeded to tell me “You’re cute” and this eventually went to “I am going to make you bleed.” He then invited one of his friends to come along. I went outside and he came up to kiss me. I was drunk, so I kissed back. Eventually he proceeded to tell me how he was “being charged with battering his ex-girlfriend, but he totally didn’t do it.”
Eventually when it came time to pay the bill, “he lost his wallet.” Of course, I get stuck with it. “I’ll pay you back.”. (Needless to say I never got a payment).
Then he leaned up against me. I thought he was trying to kiss me again, but I looked down, and he was peeing on me. In the street. Peeing. On. Me.
I swiftly, being too inebriated to drive, went and got myself a hotel room and a hot shower.
Never again.” – Baconbaconbaconbits
“I met this guy on tinder and we had a couple really fun dates. I was pretty into him, so on our third date, I decided I wanted to have sex with him. He took me out for a really nice date and then he invited me back to his place for a glass of wine. One thing led to another and we started making out on his couch, fully clothed. But this lasted FOREVER. I was ready to go, if you know what I mean… I didn’t want to make out the whole night. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and I took off all of my clothes. Then he sits up, still fully clothed, and looks at me, and says, “I can’t have sex with you, I have a STD.” Possibly most awkward moment of my life. I tried to be super nice about it, but I promptly got dressed and left. (And as many of my friends have pointed out, I am extremely grateful that he told me).” – businesskat22