15+ Times People Were Shut Down On Dating Apps And We Have Secondhand Embarrassment

Dating apps are like the Hunger Games equivalent to finding a partner. You’re never exactly sure whether you’re winning and it’s also possible that nobody is even playing in your part of the woods.

Online dating is a tough world to navigate for a few reasons, but digital rejection has to be one of the worst. Somehow being shut down online stings a bit more because the proof is right there in writing. We rounded up some of the best (worst) responses people have gotten on dating apps and we kind of have secondhand embarrassment.

Casper The Friendly Ghost

Conversation from Bumble dating app: Oct. 27
Photo Credit: Dalis_Ktm / Reddit
Photo Credit: Dalis_Ktm / Reddit

This Bumble chat shows the repeated L’s this man took trying to respond to his match’s initial message.

She left him unanswered thrice over the course of a few months, but clearly, he’s determined and not easily discouraged.

7 a.m. Is Not The Time For 20 Questions

Tinder conversation:
Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram
Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram

This dude really woke up and decided to send every single question that popped into his head at that moment.

She let him know it was far too early for heavy questions like that, coffee first.

When Your Go-To Pick Up Line Backfires Miserably

Bumble conversation:
Photo Credit: @ginnyhogan / Twitter
Photo Credit: @ginnyhogan / Twitter

Sometimes your tried-and-true conversation starter is not as great as you thought and all it takes is the right person to point it out.

This awkward exchange between a sober person and a potential love interest fizzled early on (unless they both had a good sense of humor).

Copy, Paste, Send… Wrong Name

Tinder conversation:
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Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram

There’s more than one weird thing about this icebreaker.

It starts with a backhanded compliment and only gets worse when this man actually used the wrong name even though it was right there at the top of the chat. You can lead a horse to water…

Daddy Issues Identified

Bumble Convo:
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Photo Credit: english-doyouspeakit / Reddit

Peter decided to flip the script on this one when his match told him that he had to change his name to something different from her dad’s.

We’re not sure if Peter got an answer, or if he deserved one.

Quarantine And What Now?

Tinder conversation:
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Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram

Quarantine and chill, quarantine and cry, quarantine and take up new hobbies, but not quarantine and “smash” whoever this dude is.

Gentle suggestions of more realistic things to smash include his face, the patriarchy, and any hope of finding a “decent person” on Tinder.

Lawyers Are Not Compatible With Each Other

Bumble conversation:
Photo Credit: s199320 / Reddit
Photo Credit: s199320 / Reddit

This guy got way too offended when his Bumble match asked a generic question about his profile information.

At least he exposed his anger issues early on so she could dodge this bullet.

High Standards, Even Higher Confidence

Tinder conversation:
Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram
Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram

This woman was having no part in her goofy match trying to find someone to hook up with.

Her savage response was, “Try not to let my high standards hit you on the way out.” Show him the door, sis.

A Modern-Day Love Story

Bumble conversation:
Photo Credit: poss-ability / Reddit
Photo Credit: poss-ability / Reddit

This is probably the first time any man actually knew enough about a classic Shakespearean tragedy to truly put Juliet in her place.

But come on, Juliet, you should know better than to hunt for a Montague man, it doesn’t end well for either of you.

Hot Tip: Don’t Start Your Convo By Asking About Her Body

Tinder conversation:
Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram
Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram

A pro tip for any Tinder men out there: Do not start your conversation by commenting on your match’s body, it’s not a good look.

Fortunately, this woman knew exactly what to say to put this mini-man back where he belongs.

Emojis Speak A Thousand Words

Emoji conversation on Tinder
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Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram

If a love story were written in emojis, it would not look like this.

We’re not going to explain this one because some things just need no explanation. All we’ll say is that we agree with puking faces.

“That Line Has Never Failed Me Until This Moment”

Tinder Conversation:
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Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram

In another example of pick-up lines being humbled into non-existence, this person was totally burned when they tried to open up with a funny joke about needing permission from their match’s mom to go on a date.

It seems like this Tinder match found the humor in the question because they go on to reveal their match is going to need to have a seance to make it happen.

When Your Tinder Match Shames You Into Oblivion

Tinder conversation:
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Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram

If your Tinder matches are calling you out for being a disappointment to your parents, you’ve got some serious soul searching to do.

You may remember this tip from earlier but do not start a conversation by asking about or to see your match’s body! It’s so easy not to do.

This Is So Confusing

Tinder conversation:
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Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram

Sending a ridiculous insult as an opening line cannot be a successful strategy.

Still, someone went for this angle with a new Tinder match. Nothing like a little emotional abuse to kick off a relationship.

“I’m Done”

Tinder conversation:
Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram
Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram

To be fair, the pick-up line in this conversation is pretty clever, but unfortunately the person who received it didn’t think so.

They sent back an “I’m done” meme featuring a businessman stepping out a window. Adios, pal.

Down To Find Somebody Who Respects Me

Tinder conversation:
Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram
Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram

Are people still saying “DTF” casually? We were hoping that phrase died out both online and IRL.

The Tinder user who shared this post made no apologies when saying that they were “down to find somebody who respects me.” Knowing your worth and having the courage to ask for it are two very different things.

“I Would Rather Watch My House Burn Down”

Tinder conversation:
Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram
Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram

What goes through men’s minds that makes them think any woman would want to watch them be intimate with themselves on a grainy video? Nobody wants to see that. Like nobody.

This woman summed up female thoughts everywhere when she said: “I would rather watch my house burn down but thanks xo.”

Honesty Is The Best Policy

Tinder conversation:
Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram
Photo Credit: @tindernightmares / Instagram

No clue what this person was expecting when they offered for their Tinder match to “do what they wanted.”

But the answer is obvious, take all their money and travel the world—without them.