A first date is a whirlwind of emotions. You begin to get nervous and start thinking about every little thing that could go wrong, but after the date goes really well, you wonder why you even got nervous in the first place. Well it turns out that these next few people did not experience that feeling of relief. Their Tinder dates were about as awkward as you can imagine. Whether it involves a date having a wife and kids, passing out in the shower, or identity theft, sometimes dates don’t turn out exactly as you had planned. Thankfully, the users of the Whisper app helped reveal just how awkward some Tinder dates can really be. Here are 15 awkward things that happened on a Tinder date that'll probably make you think twice about swiping right next time.
If you were to look up the definition of awkward in the dictionary, you would find this next Tinder date as the example. You really can’t get more awkward than having dinner with a person you met through a dating app and neither of you talking the entire time. This is actually almost too crazy to believe. How does something like this happen and why did neither of them at least try to break the awkward silence? Also, if no one was talking, why did they sit through the whole thing? Why didn’t someone try to excuse him or herself from the date? If I was on a date and the person wasn’t talking, I would think they were there to murder me. I feel like I’m experiencing secondhand awkwardness from this Whisper confession.
14 Phone Call
There are certain ways to get out of a bad date. You can fake being sick, you can fake an emergency, you can tell a friend to call you at a certain point as an easy way out, or you can just ditch the person (we don’t recommend doing this one). Nevertheless, there is one tried and true method of getting out of a date and that is by faking a phone call. However, if you are going to fake a phone call, the one thing that can ruin the scam is if your phone accidentally rings while you are trying to fake it. Unfortunately for this next girl, that is exactly what happened to her. Can you just imagine how awkward that must be? It almost seems like something out of a bad sitcom. How do you even recover from that? Your date clearly knows that you are lying at that point so there really isn’t anything you can do other than stick to lie. Talk about awkward.
13 Identity Theft
Don’t you just hate it when you match with a person you think is really cute, you chat for a little bit, things go really well, you invite them back to your place, and then you catch them going through your financial statements trying to find your banking and credit card information? That really is the worst. If I had a nickel for every time that happened to me, I’d be rich. What can be more awkward than that? We would actually love to hear the conversation that immediately proceeded after this guy caught his date red handed. We obviously don’t know who this girl is, but you have to figure that if she is trying to find her Tinder date’s credit card and banking information, this is not her first time doing this.
12 Let’s Have A Baby
It’s awkward enough bringing up the idea of having kids with your significant other, let alone having that conversation with a complete stranger on your very first date. Unfortunately, no one told this next guy that because that is exactly what he did on his Tinder date. In all seriousness, what kind of answer did this guy legitimately think the girl would give him after being asked that? Did he actually think she would say “yes" and to go back to their place and get started right away? Normally, I have trouble with indecisiveness, but this is one question that I'm pretty sure everyone would have no problem answering. This is such an awkward exchange on a Tinder date that it almost feels like a plot to an early 2000s movie where a guy has 48-hours to find a girl who will agree to have children with him in order to win a large sum of money.
11 Big Baby
There seems to be a common theme among awkward Tinder dates, with that theme being babies. This next Tinder date is no different. It’s probably a good rule of thumb that if you wouldn’t say something to your mother, you probably shouldn’t say it on a first date. Another good rule of thumb is that you probably shouldn’t reveal your sexual fetishes to the other person on your first date. And by “probably shouldn’t,” we mean definitely shouldn’t. What are these people thinking?! If you think about it from a statistical sense, yes, you have a 50% chance of the person responding positively, but if you take social norms into account, there is a very, very small chance of a positive response. The only upside here to this awkwardness is that the girl at least got a good cardio workout in.
10 Wife And Kids
There is nothing worse than when you think you’ve met that special someone only to later find out that they have a boyfriend or girlfriend. Actually, we take that back. It turns out that there is something worse than that, and that is finding out that they have a wife and kids. This unlucky person went out on a Tinder date with a guy who proceeded to show them pictures of his wife and kids. I'm sorry, but am I missing something here? If you are going to cheat on your spouse, shouldn’t you be trying to hide stuff like that? Is this some sort of reverse psychology on the guy’s part? Are we supposed to think, “you know what, he’s honest and I respect that”? Thankfully, this person wasn’t having any of it. Good move!
9 Shower Buddies
As if it wasn’t awkward enough being naked in a shower with a total stranger you just met on a dating app, this person happened to pass out in the shower as well. This really makes us wonder, what ever happened to the classic first date idea of dinner and a movie? Thanks to Tinder, there’s no need to be wined and dined anymore. Nevertheless, we can’t help but wonder what made this Tinderella pass out in the shower? Furthermore, what happened to the girl once she passed out? Thankfully, I’ve never been in that situation, but it has to be weird for their date in this situation, too. I mean, there’s a naked person totally unconscious in their shower... What do they do? Did they call an ambulance? Do they leave their date there and wait? This is a lose-lose situation.
8 Swipe Left
You have to figure that if you meet someone on Tinder, then that person is probably talking to other people as well. That’s just to be expected and you can’t really do anything about it. However, if you are on a date with that person, you should at least expect that person to not be on Tinder the whole time. We just have a few questions about this date that we know aren’t going to be answered. First, why would this girl stay on the date if she were so uninterested? Second, if this guy saw that his date was on Tinder “the whole time,” why the hell did he not just get up and walk out? That is just so disrespectful. If I were in that position, I would have thrown their phone away and left them with the bill.
7 Who Are You?
We are still having a hard time trying to understand this next Tinder whisper confession. How does somebody not realize that they don’t have a Tinder account? If you have never downloaded the app, how would you ever make that mistake? Second, was this person supposed to meet someone for a blind date? And third, if this girl had been asking him for 20-minutes who he was, why didn’t he just tell her who was? Fourth, what were the odds that this girl was also supposed to be meeting someone for a date? And fifth, shouldn’t this girl have known who her Tinder date was and what he looked like? Tinder has profile pictures for this very reason, so people can see what their dates will look like. This really is the epitome of an awkward tinder date.
6 I Have A Girlfriend
Why oh why do people create dating app profiles if they have a significant other? If that isn’t bad enough, why do they then go out on dates if they have a significant other?! No good can come of this. This next Whisper confession is no different. The last thing anyone on a date would expect is for the other person to just get up and walk out. Nevertheless, that is exactly what happened on this Tinder date. If getting up and walking out of the date wasn’t bad enough, the reason the person left was because the guy’s girlfriend called him... And just to add insult to injury, the guy left the girl with the bill. So in summation, the guy’s girlfriend called, he left, and his Tinder date had to pay the bill. This is equal parts awkward and disgusting.
5 Baby Formula
Just when we think there are no more awkward Whisper confessions about Tinder and babies, we get another one. However, this time, the baby actually exists. It’s one thing to hold the child of the girl your dating. It’s a whole other thing to be asked to hold the baby of your Tinder date, after you two just had intercourse, while she makes the baby its formula. Now, we don’t know if these two have been going out for a while or if it was their first date, but either way, this is just plain awkward. I'm kinda leaning towards the first date scenario here. Judging by the confession, it seems like the person didn’t even know his date had a child. Let’s be clear here, we are in no way judging a single parent; it’s one of the hardest things in the world to do. We’re just saying that it is awkward discovering it this way.
4 Big Red Flag
At what point can we move past the assumption that every girl on Tinder is just looking to meet up for sex? Apparently, some guys haven’t heard the news yet. This next girl learned that the hard way. After meeting her Tinder date, the girl asked her date the very normal question of “where are we going?” The answer the guy gave her was anything but normal. The guy seemed to be very confused by her question because he thought the answer was obvious. He thought they were just meeting for sex. Unless the girl and him established in their messaging that they were just going to meet for sex, what would make him think that?! We’re just relieved that she was able to get out of his car before something bad happened.
We actually can’t think of anything more awkward than your Tinder date trying to steal your pillow. It’s such a random object to try to steal. It’s not like the person was stealing something of great monetary value; it’s just a pillow. And since a pillow has virtually no monetary value, why would you even bother to steal it? Also, how would you even go about stealing a pillow? Would you tuck it under your shirt? This is just so weird that we can’t help but wonder if this person does this with every person they go out with. What is it about pillows that makes this guy want to steal them? We need to understand! This is not a normal thing to do. There has to be a reason behind it. Maybe it was a dare? This is just so awkward.
2 Our Future
First dates are like interviews. You are not supposed to talk about anything that pertains to the future. Only talk about the here and now. We really can’t stress that enough. This is a Tinder date. There is no “our future” yet. Once you get through the first date, then you see if the person actually wants to go on a second date. However, since this next person’s date brought up their “future” together, he pretty much cancelled any hopes of it ever happening. That’s kind of ironic if you think about it. Look, we understand someone trying to find their true love, but the odds are you’re not going to find them on Tinder. And even if you do, you have to let things go at their own pace. You can’t start planning your wedding the second you meet someone.
1 I Love You
Oh boy, where do we even start with this one? This next one is just as awkward for the guy on the receiving end as it is for the girl who said it. You shouldn’t really judge someone by what they say in the heat of the moment, unless of course what they say is “I love you,” to their Tinder date, while crying. It’s awkward enough crying while you’re having sex with a Tinder date, but no one wants to hear “I love you” during that, too! Ugh what would it be like to be a fly on the wall during that exchange, am I right? The problem here is that we never know what happens after the awkward interaction, which is usually more interesting than the actual incident. We wonder if a second date was in store for these two lovebirds.