Dating has always been a bit of a minefield, and just as technology has made it easier to meet people, it has also made it easer to meet people who are, well, weird.
After talkRADIO newsreader Victoria Bourne told afternoon show host Hardeep Singh Kohli her experience of a Tinder meeting that went sour, we scoured the internet to bring you a sample of some of the most 'memorable' dates of all time (well, since 2012, anyway).
Can you get a green card from Tinder?
"I started talking to this really sweet guy for about two weeks and things were going well. Then I started getting calls from this girl, who he claimed was his crazy roommate that was in love with him and kept trying to get him fired from jobs. Turns out, she wasn’t the one lying, she was actually his live-in girlfriend, and they had moved here together from a different state. Apparently he wasn’t actually a citizen, and was trying to obtain papers. Thanks, Tinder."
*does not compute*
"The only Tinder date I went on, the woman told me her goal was to get pregnant in the next few months. I noped right out of there."
"Got a Tinder notification on my phone...realized I don't have Tinder and was holding my girlfriend's phone."
"Last summer I met this girl, who seemed pretty normal, for a quick coffee date. The date started with her shopping for purses in a luxury shop for about an hour while I just stood there playing with my phone. I know I should have just left right then, but I’m actually quite patient with people and also not that smart.
Eventually we got to the coffee shop. During the actual date part she proceeded to monologue about religion, her family’s money, her exes, her dream wedding and our future relationship. I gently turned her down. To my surprise she refused my rejection and said it had to be a “joint decision”. After arguing about my rejection I pretty much ran away. She called me at midnight the same day and told me that I had to go to a second date. Luckily I was literally leaving the continent the next day for a few weeks. She called me 10 times during my trip and sent me about 20 messages trying to set up the next date.
She still texts me every once in a while and I’m still afraid."
Was this a social experiment?
"Met a girl at her work at, like, a moment’s notice (She was a waitress and there was literally nobody else in the entire place). We talked for a few hours, then another dude shows up… To meet her. From Tinder. She would later blog about the experience and describe me as 'dull and unattractive'."
There are just no words
"I went on a Tinder date with a 'famous' chef where I was taken to a dive bar, where he promptly starting talking about how famous he was. We drank and watched sports. I went outside and he came up to kiss me. I was drunk, so I kissed back. When it came time to pay the bill, he 'lost his wallet'. Of course, I get stuck with it. “I’ll pay you back”. (Needless to say I never got a payment).
Then he leaned up against me. I thought he was trying to kiss me again, but I looked down, and he was peeing on me. In the street. Peeing. On. Me.
I swiftly, being too inebriated to drive, went and got myself a hotel room and a hot shower. Never again."
Listen to Victoria Bourne's Tinder tale and let us know your own dating disasters. Or did you meet online and live happily ever after?