For those of you who haven’t yet meddled in the world of virtual romance, here are a couple of tasters to bring you up to speed on Tinder etiquette (there is none).
A location based dating app is always scary when living on a small island
And while persistence is key, sometimes it’s best to just let it go.
That being said, inviting awkward exchanges into your life often makes for good storytelling. Here are a couple of cringe-worthy Maltese Tinder stories we couldn’t help posting:
‘I had been chatting with a guy on Tinder – truth be told there wasn’t much of a connection from the start but I played along anyway. Following a hilarious misunderstanding about cured meat, I found myself faced with an unsolicited (and rather unimpressive) naked selfie, after which I pulled the plug with a respectfully swift unmatch. To my dismay he turned out to be the new receptionist at my gym, adding some extra tension to weekly spinning class with MY BOYFRIEND.’
‘I was on Tinder with a friend of mine when we stumbled upon an unusual personal description: ‘Always make sure the juice is worth the squeeze’. Swimming to the bait, my friend and I embarked on the usual boredom-induced piss take. The conversation went a little like this…
Us: how juicy is YOUR squeeze?
Him: depends on the lemons
Us: my lemons are rather juicy
Him: frape? jew il quote laqtitek daqshekk?
Us: laqtitni, fpostijiet intimi…
I thought nothing of it until I was thrown a lemon at Ryan’s Sundays and was faced with the guy himself. Ah, the joys of living on an island.’
‘I was chatting up two girls on Tinder, being quite interested in the both of them. I asked one of them out on a date, we agreed on a time and place and that was that. She said she’d be waiting with a friend but I never would have imagined she’d be with the second girl I’d been talking to!’
If you have any Tinder stories worth sharing we’d love to hear them! Send them to [email protected] and help us accumulate a collection of pick up fails and dating disasters. All screenshots are welcome and anonymous!