These ‘Tinder Nightmares’ are So Terrible They Made a Book Out of Them


Since Tinder was launched in 2012, over 8 billion matches have purportedly been made. Though many connections have materialized into meaningful relationships,  some turned out to be nightmares.

Instagram account Tindernightmares documents those cringeworthy and often hilarious exchanges for their 1.6 million followers. Creator Elan Gale has even released a book collecting some of the best Tinder nightmares.

A new batch of screenshots from 2016 shows how many have stepped up their game over their swiping careers.

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Tinder users have also gotten more creative with their “Would you rather?” questions.


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They’re tired of putting up with all the lines. 

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They’ve began pondering the philosophical things in life. 

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This guy is learning what works on Tinder after all these years.  


A picture is worth a thousand words. 

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Some people just don’t know when to call it quits. 


Here are some throwbacks to last year. Certain pop culture references never get old. 

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This has to be set up. 

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U and I together? 

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