Ah, Tinder. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Well, for this guy, I guess it was mostly just the worst.
Imgur user minilogo37 was new to Tinder and decided to take one of his matches out on a date to a nice restaurant, but as it turned out, she probably wasn’t in it for the company.
According to his story, the girl was definitely not that into him, but she sure had a good time ordering the most expensive items on the menu.
I signed up for Tinder, just to see what would happen. A few hours later, I got “superliked,” which is apparently better than “liked”. We talked for a few days, she seemed super cool. I suggested a date, and she insisted on it being dinner. Cool.
We met up tonight at a restaurant I’d picked out. She didn’t look at me, wore sweatpants, and immediately ordered an $13 appetizer. Okay, not a dealbreaker. I tried starting a conversation a few times, but she only gave one word answers. Then, she orders a $25 steak and $22 crab legs. She drank 4 $9 glasses of wine. I got the steak, and a few drinks myself. Right about the time our main course(s) arrived, I’d pretty much given up. She talked more to the waiter.
But when the guy went to the restroom, he got a brilliant idea.
As we were finishing, I excused myself and went to the restroom. While I was in there, a light bulb went off. I left the bathroom, headed out the door, got in my car, and drove home.
Now, here I am. She messaged me a few times, called me a “fucker” about twelve times. Eh.
The Internet applauded the man for walking away when he did instead of putting up with her BS.
But also maybe he could have handled it a liiiiiittle differently.
Moral of the story: never take a Tinder date to a nice dinner for the first date. Instead, try coffee or a movie or something that won’t cost you anything more than $10. That way, neither of you end up getting screwed over.