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By Gemma JoyceApr 15
Published March 15th 2016
You’ve probably read article upon article compiling screenshots of nightmarish Tinder messages, but we rarely get to hear about the dates themselves.
Using social listening we were able to capture the conversation surrounding Tinder dates on Twitter to see what we could find out. The results? Well, they were pretty amusing.
Omg should i live tweet my tinder date
— jaja binks (@skatewitch) March 11, 2016
We had no idea how many people were happy to openly share the details of their dating lives on a social network so much more public than Tinder. We took a look at the data for the year so far (starting January 1st) and found 800 instances of people tweeting about their experiences of Tinder dates.
By excluding retweets and mentions of someone’s infamous date with ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli, we dug up some genuinely hilarious stuff from tweeters all over the place.
Here’s what we found.
Beneath the sickeningly sweet success stories Tinder regularly tweets is a whole cesspool of people moaning about their bad experiences with Tinder dates.
Getting stood up is never going to improve anyone’s day, and these tweeters aren’t happy.
I was about to cancel on a Tinder date, decided to go anyway just to see how it goes, and she sTOOD ME UP LOL
— yeah that’s it (@TheWilldebeast) January 13, 2016
@idreamofdaisies I once got stood up on a tinder date because he couldn’t find a parking spot. So he left.
— toddlers&trains (@ToddlersTrains) February 10, 2016
Meanwhile other tweeters highlighted a new problem of our time – the fear of looking like you’ve been stood up on a Tinder date.
Waiting for @cnisenson outside a restaurant and everyone is giving me sad eyes like I’ve been stood up on a Tinder date
— Julie Strano (@NotJulieStrano) January 12, 2016
Sitting alone in a costa looking all sad so to other people I probably look like I’ve been stood up on a Tinder date.
— Jamesie (@OmegaMutant) February 18, 2016
Meanwhile, we found a whole host of eavesdroppers who reported on the progress of a Tinder date occurring nearby.
Tinder date happening behind me, ‘so I’m not going to lie, I went through your Facebook, a lot of your friends do polefitness’.
— Mel Buttle (@MelindaButtle) March 14, 2016
I think I’m watching a guy get stood up on a tinder date
— Clara Riedlinger (@cried_linger) January 17, 2016
Listening to couple on a tinder date bond over cat stories and Star Wars Extended Universe references …
— Sartorial Glint (@SartorialGlint) January 18, 2016
If you’re ever left wondering where your Tinder date has got to, check their Twitter feed.
Im supposed to be on a tinder date but im on my couch watching my Knicks
— MCeee™ (@OhYeahThasMC) January 21, 2016
And if you find out their excuse it’s always a laugh to tweet it yourself.
Omg. Instead of being on time, my tinder date went and got a haircut instead…..
— cassidy (@catssidy) March 13, 2016
If you haven’t got anything smart to say on a Tinder date you probably shouldn’t say anything at all, for fear of it being tweeted.
I remember being on a tinder date once and I asked the guy what his biggest pet peeve was and he said “German Shepard” ?
— BekahBear (@Bekitah) January 28, 2016
— Brian Alvey (@brianalvey) March 7, 2016
But sometimes it’s what you don’t say that’s important.
What I didn’t tell my tinder date was that I brushed my hair with a fork before I left the house
— ally a (@allyallyally_) January 12, 2016
The world is a cruel place for many of our Tinder date tweeters, some of whom reported being walked out on or watching people get ditched on their date night.
Perhaps in the long run it’s for the best.
Couple on a tinder date. Girl asks guy, “so where in America is Mexico?” Guy has just put his coat on and walked out.
— Kevin Messenger (@TheMessExpress) January 4, 2016
Some people are just nasty.
one time my roommate went on a tinder date and he turned out to be shorter than her so she said my epilepsy was acting up again and left
— claudia (@claudiaalong) January 10, 2016
My tinder date said she was #TeamIronMan.I said I was going to the bathroom and never came back. Don’t need that negativity in my life.
— Billy Grimm (@Mr_BillyTheKid) February 11, 2016
Thanks to my #tinder date who ditched me last night at the bar… Probably should find a better excuse than “I need to make a phone call”
— Shelby (@stbandy) February 13, 2016
Twitter has no shortage of strange Tinder date experiences.
In other news, tonight I met my tinder date’s entire family including their two dogs and one cat…it was our first date.
— Bianka Alaina (@shesaBibiGun) March 15, 2016
My Tinder date ate my earring.
— Katy Caballeros (@KatyCaballeros) March 13, 2016
Me when I realized my tinder date had peed himself pic.twitter.com/pOm58SumLC
— Elena Cleaves (@elenacleaves) March 15, 2016
And finally, Netflix, of course, got it’s fair share of Tinder date mentions.
We’re aware that members are seeing issues (Netflix Site Errors) on our website along with errors on devices. We are working towards a fix.
— Netflix CS (@Netflixhelps) March 9, 2016
— Keil (@Myers_Kyle_A) March 9, 2016
What do you think of live tweeting Tinder dates? Let us know @BW_React