People Share The Tinder Experiences That Made Them Want To Burn Their Phone

Let’s be honest, Tinder can feel like a dating war zone sometimes. It can be hard to gauge what people’s true intentions are, and other times they make them so bluntly clear it’s a turnoff.

These people had such terribly memorable Tinder experiences that they couldn’t help but share them online, and honestly, we’re thankful to have their cautionary tales. Based on these stories, it’s probably best to keep living and loving the single life.

His Tinder Date Showed Up Hella Pregnant

“Showed up to the date and the girl was pregnant, VERY pregnant. Like holy crap how did you get here on your own, should I be worried about your water breaking any minute pregnant?” —DasCthulhu / Reddit

Woman in long green dress with buttons cradling pregnant belly
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Photo Credit: Camylla Battani / Unsplash

The best (or worst part) is that there was absolutely “no mention of her being pregnant anywhere on her profile, not even a hint about it.”

The Man Who Revealed He’s A Father Of Five And Still Married

Another user revealed that once on a Tinder date a man admitted that he has “5 children ages 2 to 15” with two different women.

Man adjusts shirt sleeves, wedding ring visible
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Photo Credit: Alvin Mahmudov / Unsplash

Unfortunately, he continued to talk non-stop over his date and bluntly admitted that he wasn’t “technically” divorced yet. He needed some help that his date couldn’t offer him.

This Woman Who Sort Of Admitted To Being A Violent Crazy Person

Another person revealed their worst Tinder date happened with a girl who was bragging about how she “punched a girl in the face” at the gas station the day before.

Man and woman on date on the patio
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Photo Credit: Lina Kivaka / Pexels

If the physical assault wasn’t enough, she also randomly admitted to having a knife in her bra. Run fast, dude!

This Dude Who Bashed Veganism Non-Stop To His Vegan Date

Another story from forestlady explained how her date couldn’t stop “bashing on calories and a bunch of other fat logic”

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Photo Credit: Chewy / Unsplash

Even worse, he switched up to “vegan/vegetarian bashing” which she described as weird because her “profile at the time said [she] was vegan but didn’t really care what other people did.”

The Woman Who Admitted To Killing Someone A Long Time Ago

In possibly the craziest first date admission of all time, BannedFromEarth shared how his Tinder date told him “she killed a man when she was 15 years old.”

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Photo Credit: Sam Pineda / Pexels

But she insisted she “isn’t like that anymore.” Murder is not a quirky character flaw.

A Man Who Made His Match Drive To Another Town And Then Bailed

Another Redditor who goes by forestlady shared how she had a date arranged with a man in his town. He didn’t answer 30 minutes after she arrived so she decided to explore a bit and leave.

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Photo Credit: MART PRODUCTION / Pexels

He texted her later on asking if she was still around with an excuse about his absence. But she wasn’t buying it and decided this guy was clearly not the one. Too bad she had to make the drive to find that out.

She Was Still Living With Her Husband

“Matched with a super hot girl. She had a 1-year-old kid and [was] living together with her husband, because they haven’t gotten a divorce yet.” —memorate / Reddit

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Photo Credit: Lisa / Pexels

Can you say baggage?

The Guy Who Ghosted Within 15 Minutes Of The Date Ending

On Reddit, kirstenk080 said that the Tinder date itself wasn’t so bad.

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Photo Credit: Sara Kurfeß / Unsplash

But the guy she went out with blocked and unmatched her within 15 minutes of the date being over—before she even made it home. The unfriendly ghost strikes again.

The Woman Who Was On Tinder Because She Was “Having Some Issues” With Her Current Boyfriend

Redditor ItsVinn shared a story about a woman he met from Tinder who admitted she still had a boyfriend but was having “some issues.”

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Photo Credit: cottonbro / Pexels

She was quick to waste both of their time!

A Guy Who Thought His One-Night Stand Stole His Single Sock

Reddit user shmalloryrenee had a one-night stand with a guy who ended up being different than she thought.

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Photo Credit: INVICTUS Tailoring﹒sneaker socks / Unsplash

The morning after they hooked up, he wouldn’t wake up to leave and then couldn’t find his sock while getting dressed. Instead of shaking it off he weirdly accused her of stealing it and tried to tear through her drawers.

She Was Not What She Seemed Online

A post left by Sabbest explained how he and his match had “great conversation for a few days.”

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Photo Credit: RODNAE Productions / Pexels

When it came time to meet up IRL, “It was like a completely different girl showed up at lunch.” The woman was “rude, spoke with her mouth full, racist, boring.” Bullet dodged.

He Had A Bathroom-Related Accident… Not In The Bathroom

Redditor josh_t_bone shared the most awkward situation they experienced on a first Tinder date.

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Photo Credit: Daria Shevtsova / Pexels

When their date leaned in to kiss he accidentally crapped his pants. No seriously, he said: “It feels really warm in my underwear for some reason.” It gets even worse because it didn’t take long before his date could smell the disaster.

A Woman Invited All Of Her Tinder Matches To Her Birthday Party To Fill Guest Spots

Redditor AJTTOTD responded to share a story about a friend who was invited to his Tinder date’s house for a casual party.

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Photo Credit: cottonbro / Pexels

When he got there he found out she had invited all of her random Tinder matches to her birthday party in an attempt to “populate” the party. Super strange and kind of sad.

A Guy Who Couldn’t Stop Talking About How Men Are Superior And Women Are Emotional

“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.'” —ilovedawgs / Reddit

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Photo Credit: Pavel Danilyuk / Pexels

Gosh, hard to say why this guy is single.

The Tinder Date That Ended In Grand Theft Auto

One Redditor’s friend planned a quick stop at a motel with his Tinder date (cringe). After he booked the room, his date realized she had “forgot” her purse in the vehicle and asked to borrow the keys.

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Photo Credit: Negative Space / Pexels

“For clarification, yes he got his car back. I think the police found it about a week later.” —pointynipples69 / Reddit

The Tinder Woman Who Wanted To Introduce Her Family On The First Date

“Went on a date with a girl who had already told her whole family about me before we even met.” —WolfofPortland / Reddit

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Photo Credit: Jack Sparrow / Pexels

The clingy vibes get worse because she wanted him to meet her family in person on the first date. Not normal.

A Woman Who Was Searching A Man To Ger Her Pregnant On Tinder

rearwindows has only been on one Tinder date and it didn’t go well. He explained that his match told him “her goal was to get pregnant in the next few months.”

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Photo Credit: RODNAE Productions / Pexels

That’s a lot to lay on someone on a first date, and Tinder probably isn’t the best hunting grounds for a potential co-parent. He said: “I noped right out of there.”

The Woman Who Was Trying To Recreate Dinner For Schmucks

Redditor whywontyouwork went on a few dates with their Tinder match, and things were going well for the first couple of months.

Movie poster Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
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Photo Credit: MovieStillsDB | DreamWorks Pictures

She eventually told him that she only went out with him “in an attempt for a Dinner with Schmucks type thing where she and all her friends would bring the worst Tinder date.” Needless to say, he couldn’t get past that and things fizzled.

The Woman Who Conducted A Weird Experiment And Then Blogged About It

After meeting a woman where she waitressed, Redditor kryptx thought he was hitting it off with her. She ended up inviting another guy to the same spot to meet her, also from Tinder.

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Photo Credit: Cliff Booth / Pexels

“She would later blog about the experience and describe me as ‘dull and unattractive.'” He says there are no hard feelings but this seems like a deep dig for no reason.

This Relationship Never Could Have Worked

“I got unmatched by an aloe plant.” —trail22 / Reddit

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Photo Credit: Wendy Routman / Pexels

Ouch. There is no good reason for an aloe plant account to be on Tinder, but there is even less of a reason for it to unmatch you.