14 brave people share the nightmare tinder dates they survived.

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Sex. Relationships. Friendship. There are many reasons why people swear by Tinder, but there’s something all users have in common: at least one truly horrible date.

We rounded up 14 of the most cringeworthy, most I can’t believe how bad this is going Tinder dates we hope you can’t relate to.

1. Frog prince.

“My friend went on a tinder date with a guy who had an amphibian/frog fetish. They watched two hours of frog documentaries before he asked her if she’d be cool with dressing like a frog… Clearly, the answer was no.”

2. Bad beginnings.

“This was back when tinder first came out and wasn’t quite as known as a hookup app. We met and had a great first date. Second date was even better. Things kept going for about two months when she told me she went out with me originally in an attempt for a Dinner with Schmucks type thing where her and all her friends would bring the worst Tinder date,” said one Reddit user.

“We both really liked each other, but I couldn’t get over how we started.” (Watch: A Tinder match goes crazy when his date cancels. Post continues after video.)

3. Birthday celebrations.

“Buddy of mine hit it off with this girl and after a few days, she invited him over to a house party. ‘Sure, what could go wrong?’ he says. He shows up and is introduced to a few of her friends, all guys,” wrote one Redditor.

“As the night carries on, more and more guys show up and very few girls are actually at the party. After they start talking about how they all know this girl they find out that she invited them all from Tinder. Every guy was there not to hook up, but to populate this chick’s birthday party.”

4. Barman.

“They looked so different from their photos that I mistook them for bar staff and ordered a drink.”


5. Magic love.

“There are so many closet magicians on Tinder and after one date with one I now ask ‘Why god, why?!’ Keep the bunny in the hat for God’s sake.”

6. First Date Switch.

“A friend of mine rocked up for her date and got the wrong guy. Some other guy was meeting up at the same place with a blonde girl and they did a swap by accident. Took like 15 minutes before they realised.” (Post continues after gallery.)

7. No split bills.

“I met up with a guy at a bar, he drank excessively (seven beers, three glasses of Yamazaki scotch), I had a wine. The bill comes out and I pulled out my card, thinking he’d be like ‘oh no don’t be silly, you practically didn’t drink anything,’ and I ended up footing the entire bill.”

8. Drunk in love.

“This guy rocked up absolutely hammered and initially I thought he might have learning difficulties, then I realised that no, in fact he’d been drinking for eight hours prior.

“It got better, once I realised he decides to ask me how I thought it was going. Erm shit, obviously! I said ‘Well, given the fact you are hammered, not that great’. It did not stop him asking if he could come back to mine… honestly.”

9. Dinner date.

“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 fucking soup) and wouldn’t shut his mouth during the 12 minutes of seder,” wrote one Redditor.

“When it came time for his train home he purposely missed it so he could stay the night. 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 paedophile. The night ended with him telling me he was going to shit on the train station and write my name in it. There was no second date.”

Awkward scenes from First Dates. Image: Channel 7.

10. Interior delights.

"On my third date with a guy from Tinder, he was showing me around his house and we got to his room and he said something to the effect of, 'My bed is so comfy. I have 1000 thread count sheets - do you know what that means?' My response was: 'So 1000 cottons had to die for your sheets? Nice.'

11. Stole my heart.

"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, 'Oh shit, 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. Five minutes later he walks outside wondering where she is and his car is gone."

12. Confused feelings.

"I thought I was really hitting it off with a guy I met on Tinder until a few dates later, when he broke down crying in the middle of a heated make-out session telling me he thought he might be gay," wrote one Redditor. (Post continues after gallery.)

13. Seeing red.

"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 colour red when they see it'. I wonder why he was single," wrote a Reddit user.

14. Timewarp.

"En route to the Worst Date Ever, this guy texted me from the burrito place we were meeting, to tell me he’d already ordered me the salad. I repeat: SALAD. At a burrito place. Also, was this the past? Was I now incapable of placing my own food order? Anyway… After arriving – with my salad ready, beside his plate of tacos – he spent the next half an hour telling me about his model ex-girlfriend and how passionate their ‘breakup sex’ had been last weekend," shared a Redditor.

"The final straw was – even after telling him I wasn’t a big fan of smoking – he literally asked a stranger for cigarettes and then chain smoked them beside me."

What's your worst Tinder date story?