I will always vouch for Tinder. The dating app makes sense to me – it’s convenient, fun, and probably has a higher success rate than approaching a rando at the bar. I know plenty of people who are in happy LTRs who owe Tinder a thank you.
That being said, watch out for the creeps.
For every nice guy on the app, there are three psychos. Luckily, they usually identify themselves immediately with a lame pick-up line. You ignore them, maybe unmatch, and continue about your day. However, some take a little longer to show their true creepy colors.
Take the unfortunate guy that Imgur user msmessyclean matched with recently. After planning a date for Wednesday, this fool decides to cross the line by asking if his match is on birth control. (Yes, seriously.) In a smart move, msmessyclean promptly canceled their plans, but that’s just the beginning of the story. Check out the following messages, and pray that you don’t match with with the same dude.
So I matched a guy on Tinder. He seemed pretty normal as first, a few quirks here and there, but who am I to judge, right? Matched, had a brief conversation, asked for my number and I gave it to him. Talked two or three nights ago and agreed to go on a Wednesday date. After agreeing and chatting on the phone, something felt off. He was too offbeat and I began to feel uncomfortable. The following day he said a few things that didn’t sit with me. This is was the final thing that did it…
Around this time (4 pm) I was working and I had already told him this. He called non-stop. Within 5 minutes I had about 5 or 6 missed calls from him.
He pointed out that my sentences are incoherent, probably should have read his first text in this screenshot.
Is this flaking? Still unsure.
Edit: For those that are asking, he wasn’t strange or creepy at first. It was when I had a conversation with him on the phone where I actually started getting a bad vibe. Phone conversation over, then the next day was where this shit hit the ceiling. What you’re reading here was within a 2.5-hour time span. Keep in mind that I was working, I can only glance at it here and there.