Let’s face it, there’s no lack of dating options in 2017. Between office, happy hours, karaoke, and gym, you’d think it would be easy to find the S.O. of your, or at least your mother’s dreams. Well, it’s not. This despite the ratio of men to women in India being in favour of the women.
If you’re single (and apparently, even if you’re not), chances are you’ve tested the murky waters of mobile dating apps. What else is there to do in traffic or at work, for that matter? We’ve all heard stories of friends-of-friends-of-grandma’s-relatives’-distant-cousins finding their soul mates thanks to cyber-dating, but not everyone is as lucky in love.
So, to help you feel a little bit better about your (potentially) awful date, we spoke to multiple women who recounted the most common kind of jerks they met on Tinder. From a date who didn’t match up to his profile (looks and personality) to a married man shopping for a threesome, you can’t make this shit up.
“I was at work and bored. You know how it is. Started a chat with a guy to fill up the time. One hour later – he shows up at my office with a tub of ice cream! He saw the name of the company I worked at, knew where it was and decided to just come on over. Thank God for security!”
Anjali S., 28
“This one came with references. It’s all going well and I start thinking, this just might be The One Who’s Not a Creep. Hah! I’m making happy plans to meet him when he oh-so-casually mentions that he’s thinking about moving in with his girlfriend. Naturally, I ask him why he’s shopping around on Tinder when he has a girl friend and he says he’s looking for people with “common interests”. I didn’t stick around to ask him what those interests might be.”
Moupali. D., 32
The Doting Hubby
“Soon after hello, he tells me that he and his wife are looking for “extra company” to “enhance” their love lives. His wife has apparently made a recent discovery that she enjoys the “female body” and being the doting husband, he wants to cater to her every wish. Block, delete.
Somehow, I don’t think his wife even knew about her recent discovery.”
Sanjana S, 23
“He seems interesting and he can make conversation. I agree to meet him for coffee at a mall – always choose public places with lots of people, ladies.
Come D-day, I’m semi-excited and get myself to date location. I scan the room looking for him and nada. Given how keen he was, I’m pretty sure he hasn’t flaked. I look again and still can’t see him. But there is one other guy standing around looking intently at me. Guess what? It’s him. Only, the dude looks NOTHING like his profile. I sat through one super-awkward coffee, made up a cat emergency and bailed. And no, I do not have a cat.”
Gayatri. N., 33
“I couldn’t actually believe that he was on Tinder because he seemed too good to be true. Spoiler alert: he was. Fit, well dressed, not bald. Score! He asks for my number, because texting is so tedious. Fair enough. He calls and his first question is, “When was your last boyfriend? Or at least a fling?”
I tell him it’s none of his business. He shoots back, “Don’t mind, it’s just that Tinder doesn’t give too much info. Want to make sure you’re not stuck up.” I’m too shocked to respond when he continues with “After all, all you women also choose based on how much money a guy makes. It’s only fair that men check if you’re open minded.” Block. Delete. Mental stab.”
Christina. A., 25