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Stories That Truly Show How Everyone Has Rotten Tinder Dates

Ah, Tinder.

Swiping right can go so terribly wrong when the app is filled with interesting characters.

We're talking drunk dates, people who steal your car, and catfishers.

All of this was detailed on a viral thread on Reddit. where people shared their worst Tinder date stories.

These will definitely have you wishing to stay single.

The catfish.


This guy could have brought his story to the actual Catfish show.

He arranged a date with a girl who looked super fit on the app, but when they met up, she was actually around 300 pounds. No shame in that; just don't lie about it!

Dude, where's my car?

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"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 [expletive], 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." - u/pointyn*pples69

The Tinderlette.

Don't lie: you've always secretly wanted to be the Bachelorette. What could be better than dating 25 guys at once?

Well, one girl made that happen by inviting all her Tinder matches to a house party... Great for the girl, not-so-great for the guys.

The baby mama.

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"The only Tinder date I went on, the woman told me her goal was to get pregnant in the next few months. I noped right out of there." - u/rearwindows. That girl could write a book on How to Scare a Man Away.

Chef's kiss.

One girl went from excited to horrified during her Tinder date with a famous chef. He wouldn't stop talking about how famous he was, "lost" his wallet, and even peed on her. 0 stars!

Dr. Jekyll.

One girl had a Tinder date do a total 360 right before her eyes. He went from being sweet and funny to saying she wasn't allowed to wear nail polish and talking about their future kids.

The stalker.

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One girl made the mistake of mentioning where she worked to the guy she was talking to on Tinder. That same night, he appeared outside her work and continued to do so, every night..

The second cousin.

"Went out with a girl, and had a great time together. I only knew her first name. We were texting later that night after our date and I told her to add me on Snapchat and gave her my username. She added me and up popped a request from FirstnameLastname. Her Lastname being my mom's VERY RARE maiden name. She was my second cousin." - snoop37

The drunk date.

One guy was in for a roller coaster night when the girl from Tinder canceled their date and then called later, asking him to come over with a bunch of food. Then, when they were going to hook up, she fell asleep and let out a huge fart.

The no-show.

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"Showed up to the restaurant, waited about 30 minutes. Ordered myself some food and was about to leave when he texted me: 'there's a liquor store across the street from the restaurant, can you pick me up 2 six packs?'" -u/buttermuseum

The addict.

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One guy's date forgot to leave out "heroin addict' on their profile! They didn't even see it as a problem, which led this Redditor to explain the definition of a high-functioning addict. Bullet. Dodged.

The guy on the wrong app.

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"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 makeout session telling me he thought he might be gay." - u/deleted

Burning love.

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One guy totally forgot about the frozen pizza he put in his oven during a date. Cut to him and his date naked after they hooked up and running through the apartment with a burning pizza box in hand.

The cheater.

"Tinder guy was apparently engaged when we met and while we were 'dating.' Also found out 2 weeks after the fact, that he got married. We had still been talking everyday." -u/sleepslate

The food pusher.

When a girl was on her way to the Worst Date Ever, the guy texted and said that he already ordered a salad for her from the burrito place they were meeting at. So she had to eat rabbit food while he chowed down on tacos.

The eager beaver.

"Went on a date with a girl who had already told her whole family about me, before we even met. And she wanted me to meet them in person on the first date. Nope." - u/WolfofPortland

The fake ID.

Imagine the horror of going on a date with a guy at a bar only to discover that he's actually underage. That's what happened to this girl who ended up being age-fished.

The anti-feminist.

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"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..." - u/ilovedawgs

The real-life rejection.

"On my first (and only) 30-second Tinder date, she walked out of the subway, looked at me, said 'Sorry, I don't like you' and left. Real life swipe left." - u/TehSilencer. Dang, that's a hit to the confidence.