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People Share Their Weirdest Tinder Stories


In the digital age of dating, going on a blind date might not seem as blind with the help of apps, Tinder or social media to get the ball rolling.

Not only do you have instant access to other single people who are looking, you get instant to every “fish in the sea.”

However, as many of these users report, some people are very different after meeting them in person. Someone’s online presence might be vastly different as to how they act in reality. These stories will make you think twice about swiping right as they involve some of the most awkward and weird dating experiences ever!

1. Different Girl – Same Daddy: “A few years ago I was dating this girl and her father REALLY hated me. He was a huge jerk and I always let him know he was.  Anyways, her parents got divorced and we broke up a few months later. Fast forward around a year later. Me and a new girl from Tinder were dating for a few months and things start to get serious. She wants me to meet her mother and stepfather. Sure? Why not! Well, [EXPLETIVE] me if it wasn’t the same [EXPLETIVE] father of my ex-girlfriend!” (Reddit user: theRealJayT)

2. Swipe Right To Swipe Car:  “My buddy isn’t the smartest man. He picks up a chick and drove to a motel. They were walking into the room and she says, “Oh [EXPLETIVE] I forgot my purse in the car. Mind if I go get it?” My buddy is fine with it and hands her the keys. Five minutes later he walks outside wondering where she is. His car is gone. He got his car back and police found it like a week later. But I don’t think she was ever caught.”

3. Solid 10… With Baggage: “There was this guy who was a solid 10 in all his pics. He msgs me and asks if I want to meet for coffee and I say yes. He pulls out his phone and tells he has a son and his baby-momma took off with him and hasn’t seen him in months. He opened a folder with life 300+ pictures of his son and make me look through each one. I felt so bad, but man I was happy when he left.” (Reddit user: Savannahsusername)

4. Control Freak: “Met up with a guy I gad been talking to a few week. Handsome, world traveler, etc. Anyway, we meet up for sushi and things are great, lots in common, then it was like an wanted a daughter but wanted to freeze her so that she couldn’t wear nail polish and that he wanted a daughter but wanted to freeze her so that she could always be daddy’s little girl, and that when we were older we’d always have intercourse with the lights off. I tried my best to get through the date and hoped for a free meal. But when the cheque came, he asked to split it evenly, even though he ordered twice as much as I did. I paid and stormed out.” (Reddit user: corncasserole007)


5. Not So Accessible: “I messaged a cute blonde girl one day, and to my surprise, I got a response. After a while of back and forth messaging and making each other laugh, I mention to her that I’m in a wheelchair. Suddenly she was losing her [EXPLETIVE] mind, talking about her future and how she wants to go exploring to places like Australia and that I’d hold her back because of my wheelchair. I let her go on in hopes she’s come around to being a normal person, but it never happened. She lost her [EXPLETIVE] mind. (Reddit user: Taco_Bell_CEO)


6. Different Kind Of Jailbait: “My brother met a chick on Tinder. He took her on a date, ended up bringing her home for the night and then that was that. A few weeks later our Mom went to the backyard and noticed that the door to our family camper was open. Inside were a bunch of clothes and a pair of faux uggs that belonged to this chick. Turns out she had been squatting in the camper at night and doing drugs. My brother had no idea of this, and our mom called the cops. Turns out she had a warrant for her arrest. Now she’s in jail.” (Reddit user: georgeuh)


7. The Exhibitionist Roommate:  “I don’t use Tinder but my roommate does. She’s brought back numerous visitors, which is fine, except for the fact that we have a tiny apartment and we SHARE a room. She doesn’t seem to care what I end up seeing, and as it turns out, most of the guys don’t care about having another girl in the room either. They take it as an opportunity to have a threesome. My roommate is MY Tinder nightmare. (Reddit user: [deleted])

8. Swipe Right For Murder: “Started seeing a girl off Tinder. It was going well for about two weeks and I thought she was cool. Then things started getting weird. She started joking about killing me. I thought it was okay the first few times but then it got annoying. I told her to stop and she kept going. She even told me she had a shotgun in her room. Yikes! Long story short, I told her I didn’t want to see her anymore. Next few weeks she hounded me and stalked me. She eventually knocked on my door for half an hour and tapped on my bedroom window. I was concerned for a while but eventually, she gave up.” (Reddit user: [deleted])

9. The Bozo And The Bull: “Went on a date with a guy and the entire time he talked about how men were far superior to women, and how there have been scientific studies to show that “women have an emotional reaction to the color red when they see it.” I’m not surprised why he was single.” (Reddit user: ilovedawgs)

10. Druggie With A Masters Degree: “Dated someone I met from Tinder for a month. She seemed good on paper: masters degree, yoga teacher, cultured, etc. Found out she was addicted to heroin but didn’t consider it a big problem. I tried to explain to her the definition of a high functioning addict because she didn’t understand that having a job and going to school meant the heroin thing wasn’t a problem. We broke up and she went back to her junky ex-boyfriend. Bullet dodged!” (Reddit user: PM_ME_A_SULTRY_LOOK)

11. Papers Please: “I started talking to this really sweet guy for like two weeks solid and things were going fairly well. Then I started to get phone calls from this girls who HE claimed were calls from is crazy roommate who made claims that she was in love with him and tried to get him to lose his job. Turns out she wasn’t the one lying, he was. She was actually his live-in girlfriend, and they moved here from a different state. He wasn’t actually a citizen and was trying to obtain papers. Thanks, Tinder.” (Reddit user: RobertBorrelli)

12. Rockabilly-Sockabilly: “I had been on a couple dates with this girl on Tinder, and learned that she really liked the rockabilly scene. I found a local nightclub that hosted a rockabilly theme night and took her. She dressed up and we were having a great time. Suddenly, a guy accidentally tipped a drink on her 50’s style dress. The guy apologized profusely. She storms over and punches the guy in the face. Everyone is shocked. We leave and I told her she couldn’t react like that. Then she took off her heel and hit me in the face for “siding with the guy.” Blood everywhere. I never answered her calls after that.” (Reddit User: Crazy[EXPLETIVE])  


13. The Third Date Reveal: “I met this guy on Tinder and we had a couple really fun dates. I was pretty into him, so on our third date, I decided that I wanted to go a little further. He invited me back to his place for some wine. One thing led to another and we started making out on his couch, fully clothed. But this lasted FOREVER. I was ready to move on, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and took off all my clothes. Then he sits up, fully clothed and looks at me. He says “I can’t do this with you I have an incurable STD.” Possibly the most awkward moment of my life. I promptly dressed and left. I’m very grateful he told me.” (Reddit user: businesskat22)


14. Awk-o-taco: “En route to the Worst Date Ever, this guy texts me from the burrito place we’re meeting at to tell me he’d already ordered me the salad. I repeat SALAD – at a burrito place. Also, was this the 1950s? Am I somehow incapable of placing my own food order? Anyway when I arrived my salad was ready beside his plate of tacos. He spent the next thirty minutes telling me about his model ex-girlfriend and how passionate their ‘breakup sex’ had been… last weekend. The final straw for me was after telling him I wasn’t a big fan of smoking, he asked a stranger for a few cigarettes and smoked them in front of me.”

15.  The Worst Roommate: “After talking to this girl on Tinder for a while we decided we wanted to smash. I asked my roommate if I could have the room later. My roommate and our friends hid a Bluetooth speaker in my room and hid themselves in the hallway waiting for us. Things between me and the girl get hot and heavy, when “Let’s Get It On” started playing from somewhere in the room. I started searching and found the speaker under my roommate’s bed beside his dresser. I had to move both of them to get it. The two of us decided to call it a night so we threw on some clothes and I walked her out, past all of them in the hall. I never saw her again.” (Reddit user: Comic-Derpinator)

16. Montana Maniac: “Met this girl on tinder, and invited her into bed. She comes over and it’s fantastic. Same thing next night. Thing is, she’s moving to Montana in a few weeks for a job. A cook position in a national park. She invites me out there. I look for a job and get it. WE decided to start dating to keep it exclusive at an adult summer camp. I get out there, she freaks out and breaks up with me because she has cancer. Then cancels the breakup. Then does it again the next night. I agree and say it’s over. We argue the whole summer and scream at each other in the kitchen. Poor choices all around.” (Reddit user: Calamity)

17. Appearances Can BE Deceiving: “I matched with a girl on Tinder and she was quite pretty. All of her pictures were mostly of just her face/upper body, but I didn’t pay any mind. She initiated the conversation with me, and she was immediately into hooking up. So of course, I invite her over. She gets there and I answer the door. Turns out she was about 6’5” and I’m only 5’8’ on a good day. I let out an audible “Holy [EXPLETIVE] and she picked me up and carried me to the bedroom like a baby. No regrets.” (Reddit user: MacJabroniAndCheese)

18. Always Get Their Full Name:  “I went out with a girl, and we had a great time together. I only knew her first name. We were texting later that night after our date and I wanted her to add me on Snapchat so I gave her my username. She decided to add me back, and a request popped up from FirstnameLastName. Her last name was the same as my mom’s VERY RARE maiden name. She was my second cousin. We clarified things briefly and never spoke again.” (Reddit user: snoop37)


19. Too Real: “Matched with a guy who turned out to be in my city for just the weekend. We got along great, hung out both nights he was in town. We kept texting after he leaves. He tells me he wants to come and visit. I was hesitant but decided what’s the worst that could happen? He visits, and a long distance relationship ensues. Seven months later, I move to his city. The months pass and I realize he is too selfish, even though I love him. We break up. Whoops, we get back together. More months go by. Same [EXPLETIVE]. I decide to break things off and move back home. Now I’m stuck in my home city, miserable and alone. That’s a pretty scary story if you ask me.” (Reddit user: cpaige88)


20. The Ex-Boyfriends: “I went out on a date with a girl who told me about three of her ex-boyfriends in the first 15 minutes of meeting her. Apparently one committed suicide, one died in a car accident, and the last “had to be gay because… who would dump this.”  Every time she went to the use the ladies room, she would leave her “expensive purse” and would ask me not to leave, because if I left and someone stole her purse it would be on my conscience. Nope.” (Reddit user: MrMet86)

21. Two Words… ‘White Fedora’: “My first ever online date showed up wearing a white suit and a white fedora. He later asked me if my menstrual cycle lined up with the moon. He ended up talking the entire date, and me being too polite to do anything about it, let this go on for several hours. He confessed at the end of the date that he’d never had that kind of connection with anyone before. Good times.” (Reddit user: Cupcakesoap)

22. Let’s Be Best Friends Instead: “Probably not as bad as some other people’s Tinder stories, but I thought I was really hitting it off with a guy I met on there… until a few dates later when he broke down crying in the middle of a heated make out session. He told me he thought he might be gay. Oh well. Still cute though.” (Reddit user: [deleted])

23. The Tinder Party: “Buddy of mine really hit if off with this girl. After just 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 actual girls are at the party. After we talk for a while about how we all know this girl, we find out that she invited us all from Tinder. Every guy was there not to hook up, but to populate this chick’s birthday party.” (Reddit user: AJTTOTD)

24. Tinder Glitch: “I have been on three different tinder dates with three separate girls and it has been the same horror story with each of them. For whatever reason, the Tinder Gods have decided for me that whenever I’m on a tinder date with a girl, we will inevitably run into her parents at some point during the date. This has happened 3/3 times. 3/3 times it was horribly awkward for all of us.” (Reddit user: Shudilama)


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