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5 of the most awkward date stories we've ever heard.

Ah, Tinder.

We’ve all had cringeworthy dating experiences, sure, but what about the horror stories? You know – the ones where you literally think you’re on an MTV prank show from 2002? Well, this is where the people of Reddit have kindly stepped in.

Tinder’s bravest survivors have flocked to a thread named ‘What is your Tinder Horror story’ to share their most teeth-clenching and stomach-churning dating disasters.

And now, bless their little souls, we’re all going to delight in their misery.

1. Dude, where’s my car?

PointyNipples69 (interesting username choice) has a story about his mate that’s so epic, it could really be in a blockbuster starring Ashton Kutcher.

“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. 5 minutes later he walks outside wondering where she is and his car is gone.”

AYUP – the lady this poor dude planned on wining and dining stole his ride. Don’t fret though, PointyNipples assured readers his friend’s car was returned after it was found a week later by the Baltimore police department.


2. She’s just not that into you.

You know what’s not ideal? Finding your significant other on a dating app. An experience known all-too-well by JazzFan419.

“Got a Tinder notification on my phone… realised I don’t have Tinder and was holding my girlfriends phone.”

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Even Britney cringes for you, JazzFan419. (Original image via Fremantle Media.)

3. Okay… he’s too into you.

Yellski_ is a lady who knows the pain of being harassed by a guy who is just TOO. GODDAMN. KEEN.

“The night I mentioned my workplace, I saw a guy walk past that looked a lot like him. I hadn’t met him in person so I wasn’t 100%.

I forgot about it and a couple of days later, it was quiet in work but my phone battery was low. I said I’d speak to him later before my phone died. Cue him coming in 10 minutes later with a fucking iPhone charger.

To my horror, I saw on his Instagram that he’d taken a smiling selfie earlier in the day with the caption ‘I’m now a taken man ;)’.”


4. Drunk and disorderly.

Buttermuseum rocked up to the agreed restaurant and waited for NEARLY AN HOUR before her Tinder Prince Charming messaged that he wasn’t coming, but:

“There’s a liquor store across the street from the restaurant, can you pick me up 2 six packs?”


5. You’re just another number.

This poor fella was purely invited to his Tinderella’s house party to be number-filler. Harsh, yes, but also quite savvy if you’re running a bit low on friends.

“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.”

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6. Don’t tell the bride.

Sleepslate’s love affair with Mr X didn’t start too well. Their first date included her vomiting on his penis, for example. But before long, Sleepslate and Mr X were happily together, sending each other sappy love cards and well on their way to RomanceVille.

Then, Mr X went away on holiday (don’t worry, he still sent many a dick pic). Then, he had ‘bad reception’. Then this happened:

“I find his brothers Instagram and the second picture is of his brother and my tinder boy in suits captioned “happy 2 weeks of marriage to this guy”. He had gotten married and was on his honey moon.”

Have you been on a Tinder dating disaster? Let us know about it in the comments below.