Online dating has become a common way to meet that special someone. Familiar websites, such as Plenty of Fish and Match, even have their own mobile apps to make online dating that much easier. When Tinder was released, many jumped on downloading it because of its convenience; you can date on the go. Unlike other widely used dating apps, Tinder quickly developed the reputation of being a hook-up app. Based purely on appearance, the swipe left (dislike) and swipe right (like) feature made it possible for 10/10s to match with fellow 10/10s. With the shallow design of the mobile app, it is understandable why there have been many dating fails for those brave enough to sign-up and start swiping. These Tinder dating fail stories are spotted across the internet. We have compiled the 10 best Tinder stories for you to laugh about and feel better about your own Tinder experiences.
Yes, it can be great to swipe right on that knockout man with rock hard abs, but what happens when you start talking and his true intentions are revealed? Even if the conversation is flowing, what happens when you plan to meet the girl who has a similar interest in Guild of Wars and she turns out to be a kleptomaniac? You go home with an empty wallet and a broken heart. More often than not, users do not find the one they plan on spending the rest of their lives with. They are lucky enough to go on more than one date! That shouldn’t stop you from trying Tinder out, however. Some of these bad dates can turn into hilarious stories over drinks with friends.
- Keep Up
I am starting off the list with an experience of my own. I have used Tinder on and off without any success. Like a bad habit, I go back to it again and again. One Tinder date almost had me deleting the app once and for all.
After talking with this guy for awhile, it was clear we had quite a bit in common, hiking included (may have lied about that one). Because I think sitting down and forcing small talk can make any date into a disastrous one, I accepted his invite to go hiking one Saturday afternoon. Turns out the guy was in great shape and unbeknownst to him, I am not. We started the hike with great conversation, but soon I was out of breath and unable to talk without huffing and puffing. His pace was near impossible to keep up with. Forcing him to take a break every few minutes to “enjoy the scenery”, he soon became impatient with me.
“I’ll just meet you at the top,” he said. “We are nearly there, anyway.”
I waved him off and continued hiking with a Chinese family who asked me to take pictures of them along the way. When I finally got to the top, he had the nerve to say, “I just want to find a girl to keep up with me.”
I responded, “I want to find a man who doesn’t leave me behind.”
We never saw each other again and I now refuse to go hiking on a first date. My lesson learned, just be yourself.
- Stalker from Paris
One of the terrible things about online dating is releasing too much information to someone you barely know. It is advisable to keep certain things secret, like your address, until you have dated the person long enough to trust them with information on where you live. This guy learned the hard way.
My friend met a girl on Tinder while in Paris for a weekend. They kept talking a little bit after he went home to Amsterdam. She asked his address so she could send a birthday card. She showed up on his birthday.
She texted him while he was at work saying she was at his front door and he thought she must be joking but he was in a meeting and unable to call her for two hours. He said it was the longest two hours of his life. When he found out she was serious he was shocked. He had to invite her along to dinner with his family and then his friends had a small party for him and she brought a cake. He let her sleep on his couch (played the “I’m a gentleman” card) and luckily he had a business trip the next day so he had an excuse to ask her to leave. She recently called him to say she was getting ready for a date and had nothing to wear. Crazy.
- Alien Invasion
Maybe it is not the best Tinder pick-up line to mention your conspiracy theories if you ever want to see a pretty girl again. The more you mention aliens, the more she will think you are one.
Had great texting rapport with this guy, really enjoyed his wit. We met up and I knew after a short time that I wasn’t physically attracted to him. But I enjoyed talking to him so it wasn’t so bad. Until he proceeded to inform me that he has been periodically abducted by aliens throughout his life, ever since he was a child. I did not immediately hightail it out of the date as I have been fascinated by the whole topic of UFO’s and alien abductions for years. He even showed me a place on his arm where he believes his abductors implanted some sort of tracking device. I guess it wasn’t necessarily a horror story, but I imagine for someone who isn’t as open-minded as I am, it could’ve been.
He admitted he did feel pretty stupid for revealing this on the first date and we never went out again. I feel kinda bad for him.
- Thug Life
Sometimes good people are just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Sometimes the good people you meet on Tinder are also the people who see you in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Right when Tinder came out (before I got involved with my current GF), I was having the best time chatting with this amazing girl who was a paramedic. We both had hectic schedules and worked that weekend, so we just chatted via text for days and days having a blast before we had time to meet up. She kept playfully asking me if I was sketchy or a criminal or anything like that, as she had a bad habit of falling for less-than-savoury guys who had bad run ins with the law and other criminals.
Fast forward to 2 nights before we are to meet in person, and I’m walking to a buddies house to chill and have some beers. 2 jewelry thieves decide to jump me for my gold chain/rings, and stab me in the back of the head during the struggle (I was fine, just a bad gash to the back of the skull). I also had a reasonably sized bag of weed on me that ended up being spilt out of my pocket.
So here I am sitting on the sidewalk leaking blood out of a stab wound in my head with weed on the ground in front of me, and out of a city of almost 3 million people with 100s of ambulances, guess who’s ambulance shows up.
Needless to say, after an awkward ambulance ride (we recognized each other right away), she unmatched me and never answered a text again.
- Not Picture Perfect
Tinder is centered on people’s pictures of themselves. Of course, users pick the best ones and post them on their profiles. What happens when you send a selfie of the real you?
I met a pretty cool dude on tinder. Regular conversation, you know, the usual. Should have taken it as a warning sign when he asked me if “goth girls like [me] hang around with clean cut frat bros like [him]” but y’know. I’m not actually particularly goth either so ? Anyway, the day finally comes where we’re going to meet. I’m just getting out of class (college) and he texts me that he’ll wait on the mall for me, but that I should send him a picture so he can find me when I’m out! So I do; I take a few minutes and take a really cute picture.
He texts me a few minutes later, apologizing profusely, but that his mom just called him and needs his help with something. Alright, sucks but whatcha gonna do.
He texts me later that day and says:
“I’m sorry about today, you sent me that picture and you’re just really ugly and I didn’t want to meet you anymore.”
- Captain Jack Sparrow
Nobody really wants to date a drunken pirate. Especially when they wind up in the hospital.
Invited this dude to a small local concert, he proceeded to get so drunk that he began incessantly impersonating Captain Jack Sparrow. Tiring of this, I decided to leave and head to a different bar with some friends. Asked him when his last train home was. ‘Oh it’s gone,’ he responded. ‘But how are you getting home?!’ I asked. ‘I’m coming home with you.’ Excuse me?
He staggered after us to the next bar where he was promptly kicked out for failing to stand up. I proceeded to ignore about 20 calls from him. When I got home later that night I checked my phone and found a picture message – a large bloody gash on his tricep. ‘In A&E on blood support slit an artery’, he had somehow managed to type. After being evicted from the bar, this romeo had fallen through a shop window. I went to bed.
I woke to find increasingly sober and increasingly pathetic messages from him at approximately two hour intervals. ‘I’m sorry for inviting you into my mess of a life. I was so stupid to think that I deserved a girl like you.’ Etcetera. It kept me in fits of giggles way past lunch time.
- Awkward Silence
Two awkward people do not cancel each other out. Everything is doubled. Double the silence. Double the awkwardness.
I don’t really like talking to people I don’t know. I do enjoy having a great conversation, I just almost die everytime I have to do small talk. Matched with a girl, she starts writing with me. This is a good sign, if someone can start a discussion I usually am able to keep it up and have a two-sided discussion. However, turns out she weren’t like that IRL, she was just like me. We had decided to eat a meal, and we spent two hours looking at each others and eating with both of us feeling it would be to impolite to end the date. We literally sat at the table, probably exchanged two sentences between us. It was like we had emptied all conversation we ever could have before the date. I’m sure there are worse things that have happened, but this was horrible – like taken from a sitcom.
- Tinder Party
Tinder Social may be a thing now, but inviting all your Tinder dates to your own party is just catastrophic! What was this girl thinking?
Buddy of mine hit it off with this girl and after a few days, she invited him over to a house party. “Sure” he says, what could go wrong? He shows up and is introduced to a few of her friends, all guys. 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. EDIT: Auto corrects from phone.
- The Yellow Kiss
Everyone anticipates the end of the night for that long awaited first kiss. What people never expect is what happened to this unfortunate girl. Let’s just say, a sloppy, wet kiss was the least of her worries.
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.
Is this not the number 1 of dating fails? Not getting to that first date. Not getting to the messaging feature. Not being able to match at all. Poor fellow.
Well, this is pretty crazy, but one time I swiped right on a bunch of girls and didn’t get matched with any of them.
Despite the horror stories, Tinder can be a great way to put yourself out there and meet new people. Just be careful, or you might end up in the 10 Best Tinder Stories as a dating fail. Share in the comment section below if you have a Tinder story to top the above.