When most people sign up for an online dating account, they're looking for someone to fall in love with. But it seems like an increasing number of users these days aren't finding love so much as experiencing horrifying encounters with uncouth strangers. Horror stories of online dating are showing up all over the Internet now, with people speaking out about their experiences more than ever before.
Tinder, now one of the most popular online dating websites, is not exempt from these scary stories. From simple tales of strangers losing their temper in a message to situations so out of control they warrant calling the police, Tinder users have plenty to say about why they should have swiped left.
A Match Got Clingy Fast
From Redditor /u/Joskilatrix:
It was horrible. I installed the app for fun and just to f*ck around with when I'm bored, ended up matching with a girl and talked to her for like 2 weeks and exchanged numbers & FB info. She was pretty, seemed really cool, and we shared a lot in common. Eventually she said we should hang out, and I said sure. We met up at a mall and just walked around and talked for about an hour, and I left. After I left, I knew I wasn't going to pursue her. Over text she seemed pretty cool, but in person she was just...off, idk I can't really explain it. Anyway, within 2min of me getting back in the car, she texted me wanting to know my real opinion on her now. Kinda weird, but whatever she seems weird so I just replied saying yeah she's cool and whatever. Big mistake.
Over the course of the next 2 hours, I received over 80 texts, about 10 calls and a couple VMs, all of her crying and saying I need to move in with her and her Dad... I needed to take care of her. I was blunt with her in saying no and this can't go on anymore and to stop contacting me, but nothing changed. I had to delete my FB profile, block her number, etc. I deleted the app after that.
The Froyo Experiment
Out of curiosity, three Brigham Young University students decided to set up an experiment on Tinder to see how many men would be willing to go to a froyo shop to meet up with a Tinder match that was good looking but provided no information about themselves. Using fake pictures, they accumulated about 250 matches, all inviting them to the same shop at the same date and time.
Over 70 males between the ages of 19 and 30 showed up. Hey, at least Yogurtland got some good business that day.
He Went To A Party With The Girl's Exes
When this one guy decided to meet up with a Tinder match, he thought he was going to a Superbowl party at her house. Eventually, he realized she is dragging him to a work party – one that had a lot of her exes. As if that weren't weird enough, she disappeared for a long time, and when she finally came back, they got ready to leave.
Before they could, one of the guys yelled, "Wait! She's already f*cked Tim, Bill, and Mark, I figured me and Mike could get a go and you can have her the rest of the night!"
She Ended Up On A Date With A Guy Filling Out Unemployment Forms
One woman was excited about her latest Tinder date - until she arrived at the coffee shop and found him filling out unemployment forms on his computer. "No big deal," she said, knowing how stressful losing a job can be. But he continued working on it for nearly the full hour of her lunch break, ignoring her.
After he told her about his idea to start a business selling knock-off watches, she knew it wasn't meant to be.