Online dating is exciting and challenging, especially when you toss in crazy suggested matches. That's why we partnered with Catastrophe, now streaming on Amazon Prime, for this post.
If you've turned to tech to help you find your future significant other, Tinder is probably one of the apps you tap on your phone. Along with being a potential source to help you connect, it also offers some seriously insane dating stories and matches. We asked around the office for mismatches that luckily didn't get too far.
The Best Friend of an Ex
While checking out Tinder the other night, I swiped right on this guy and knew he looked familiar, and then I remembered he was the best friend of an old ex! He swiped right too, and I sent him a message right away that I knew him from way back and had met a couple of times a half decade before. He was a little slow making the connection. Needless to say, we didn't meet up.
An Old Boyfriend
I actually swiped right on an old boyfriend from junior high. I couldn't believe it when he swiped right too! It was fun to chat, but we didn't hook up or anything.
I was matched with a girl I had a huge crush on in high school and I couldn't believe it! She never gave me the time of day in high school — in fact, I realized that she was actually kinda mean back then. She swiped right, but I never chatted with her.
I was matched with my roommate that I shared a house with, which was really awkward. I totally swiped left on that one.
Oh, I've been matched with co-workers in the past, and we just have a laugh about it, because it's actually funny, and we'd never date. But when my manager was a potential match, I swiped left without telling anyone about it!
The Guy Best Friend
The other day, one of my really good guy friends came up as a potential match. At first, I laughed, but then I wasn't sure if I should swipe right or left! And then I totally freaked out and just dismissed him.
You hear about it happening all the time — someone getting matched with a cousin or sibling — but when my stepbrother popped up, I had to put Tinder down for a bit. Ick.