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'Need to find a husband ASAP': Top Tinder Moments of the Week (May 18, 2024)

'Need to find a husband ASAP': Top Tinder Moments of the Week (May 18, 2024)

As summer approaches, people seem to getting more and more desperate on dating apps. Seriously, if these screenshots of dating app conversations serve as any indication, then it's quite clear that a lot of y'all are looking for something to materialize as soon as possible. That something could be a committed relationship, an uncommitted situationship, or something in that confused middle-ground territory a few bizarre people seem to enjoy. Many of these conversations include misinterpretations…
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20 instant red flags on dating app profiles: 'I don't understand why it says I'm 39, I'm actually 58'

20 instant red flags on dating app profiles: 'I don't understand why it says I'm 39, I'm actually 58'

In theory, swiping through potential partners on dating apps should not be the soul-crushing activity that it is. It should be thrilling to assess potential suitors, to scroll through their pictures and profile information while imagining what a relationship with them could look like. Unfortunately, reality has made it nearly impossible to enjoy the eternal misery of swiping on the apps. Perhaps it's our fault for always opening these apps during moments of loneliness and general low points. We…
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'He got a puppy and realized he couldn't balance that with dating': 20 ridiculous reasons why people got dumped

'He got a puppy and realized he couldn't balance that with dating': 20 ridiculous reasons why people got dumped

They say every breakup is unique. That would be true if these anecdotes serve as any indication. Sure, there are the standard reasons why people split up: infidelity, different life goals, timing, location, etc. And then there are these folks who shared their breakup stories via the following r/AskReddit thread. Some of my favorites include the girl who was dumped because her now ex-boyfriend got a dog and realized he couldn't balance the two. Then, there is the person who got dumped because th…
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'I sneezed at least 100 times on our 45 minute date': 20 cringeworthy first date mishaps

'I sneezed at least 100 times on our 45 minute date': 20 cringeworthy first date mishaps

These stories collectively serve as a compelling argument for hiring a dating coach. Obviously, dating is not something that comes easily to everyone. It's the age-old “practice makes perfect” thing. What can I say? The internal struggle of how to become the most grounded, authentic version of oneself without being entirely fake and inauthentic in the process can drive anyone crazy.
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'We know you're single. Can you come in [for] an extra shift tonight?': 15+ Valentine's Day dinner disasters, as told by servers

'We know you're single. Can you come in [for] an extra shift tonight?': 15+ Valentine's Day dinner disasters, as told by servers

Everyone knows that there are just as many disastrous Valentine's Day dinners as great ones. Something about the commercialism of the fake holiday creates a bizarre mix of emotions, unrealistic expectations, and a weird amount of stakes despite, you know, the meaning of the holiday to be virtually empty. However, instead of hearing about all the Valentine's Day fails from the perspective of the couples themselves, let's looks at these dinners gone wrong from a more objective viewpoint. These se…
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'I still cringe': 20+ online dating mishaps from hopelessly single folks

'I still cringe': 20+ online dating mishaps from hopelessly single folks

Without physical and social cues, dating can get lost in translation really quickly. When written incorrectly, a joke can get easily misinterpreted, sarcasm can remain unclear, and the potentiality for a first date can go down the drain in an instant. This is the reality of how most relationships begin in this day and age. It's sort of like how actors and performers discuss the differences between auditioning and working on a play or film. Mastering the art of auditioning is its own craft, sepa…
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'You love me? You don't know anything about me!': Top Tinder Moments of the Week (January 12, 2024)

'You love me? You don't know anything about me!': Top Tinder Moments of the Week (January 12, 2024)

This one goes out to people who are trying to put themselves out there this year! It's not easy to get on the apps and start swiping, especially when the other singletons on said apps are ridiculous humans who need to be called out on their nonsensical behavior. From people who are strangely into the fact that their potential date has other single roommates to folks who boldly acknowledge that their love language is “manipulation in all its forms,” the wild world of Tinder has continued to main…
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Top 'Face Palm' Moments of the Week (January 7, 2024)

Top 'Face Palm' Moments of the Week (January 7, 2024)

The Internet is a space where anyone can speak their mind, which unfortunately means that a lot of mistakes will be made. Furthermore, it means that a lot of really unintelligent people are going to take up a whole lot of that space. Sometimes, it's a silly mixup, a simple mistake in a social media post that's lighthearted and fun because anyone could make that kind of error. Other times, we're talking about people's unpopular opinions and hot takes that are so out of the blue and so out of lef…
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‘I don’t really like committing to labels’: 30 dating red flags people wish they noticed when they were younger

‘I don’t really like committing to labels’: 30 dating red flags people wish they noticed when they were younger

Does anyone else wish you could sit down your younger self and talk some sense into yourself about your unfortunate dating taste? I certainly do, and if you have no regrets, congratulations. You’re a unicorn individual. The rest of us will be sulking in the corner cringing at our prior mistakes and hoping to never run into ~certain~ people ever again. Everyone says it takes experience to know your habits (both good and bad) in dating and relationships, but if I could sit myself down and say, “D…
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'Let's try this again': 20 Worst Dating App Bios and Profiles

'Let's try this again': 20 Worst Dating App Bios and Profiles

Who hasn't come across a bizarre dating app profile in this day and age? It is an unfortunate part of contemporary culture that when we have to resort to re-downloading the apps in order to “put ourselves out there,” that means we also have to be bombarded with cringeworthy, creepy, and straight-up odd profile descriptions. It used to be that only certain apps attracted these kinds of weirdos, but they're just everywhere at this point. People aren't even masking their controversial opinions, pr…
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'Hi, I'm rich': 20 bad pickup lines that surprisingly worked

'Hi, I'm rich': 20 bad pickup lines that surprisingly worked

Almost everyone has been both the giver and receiver of a pickup line. What's most surprising to us here at FAIL Blog are not necessarily the pickup lines that failed or even the ones that worked. We're curious about the pickup lines that should never have worked but somehow did. What does that say about the state of dating culture in 2023 and what does that say about how we have lowered our collective standards? On a positive note, it's nice that we have normalized the concept of taking big sw…
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'When I text you good night later, what phone number should I use?': 20+ bartenders share the most memorable pickup lines they've heard on the job

'When I text you good night later, what phone number should I use?': 20+ bartenders share the most memorable pickup lines they've heard on the job

Here's a friendly reminder that when you approach someone at a bar with a bold pickup line, chances are there is at least one other person who is hearing everything you say: your bartender. If this list serves one productive function in this world, let it be something that motivates you to always tip your bartenders generously because you know they have to hear a ton of nonsense on the job from singletons attempting to flirt. Sometimes, as these folks from r/AskReddit shared, people were trying…
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'I have about 100+ pictures of a wedding proposal gone wrong': 15+ dating disasters as told by the servers who witnessed the drama unfold

'I have about 100+ pictures of a wedding proposal gone wrong': 15+ dating disasters as told by the servers who witnessed the drama unfold

Servers have to deal with a ton of unwanted nonsense on the job, but one perk of the job is that they get a front row seat to a wide variety of date nights gone wrong. From awkward first dates that turn out to be full of red flags to full-on marriage proposals that turn out to be complete failures, it seems like servers have seen the full range of possibilities that can occur on a date. Not to persuade people not to go out to dinner, but when someone says, “Just go out with them! What's the wor…
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'I'm a lion and a king': Guy gets rejected after three dates, goes on unhinged text rant

'I'm a lion and a king': Guy gets rejected after three dates, goes on unhinged text rant

Bad breakups may come with the territory when we're talking about dating, but no one could have been prepared for this dude's reaction. He really goes through the full range of human emotion, calling himself a loser one second and then calling himself a lion and a king the next. First of all, a lion and a king? Who is he, Simba?! It's hard to read this cringe exchange without thinking of your own similar experience because everyone has had one. Heck, I've been on both sides of a breakup, but I'…
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'Long distance relationships can work if the 4 of you trust each other': 30+ jokes and hot takes that show why most couples should probably break up

'Long distance relationships can work if the 4 of you trust each other': 30+ jokes and hot takes that show why most couples should probably break up

Everyone has an opinion about other relationships: whether they should go out or ghost, stay together or break up, get married or divorce, etc. Sure, it's nobody's business except for the people in the actual relationship itself, but also that's no fun! It's entertaining to unpack what makes certain couples work and what seem to be clear signs that these two people are going to crash and burn, so to speak. Obviously, some red flags are incredibly obvious from the start, whereas slowly reveal th…
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'Pilot. Every one I've known is a cheater': 20 jobs that are immediate red flags for single people

'Pilot. Every one I've known is a cheater': 20 jobs that are immediate red flags for single people

Unfortunately for some people, the reputations of their professions may or may not precede them. It is inevitable in this day and age that people will check what a potential significant other does for a living before they even swipe left or right on a dating app. Hopefully, people aren't so basic to completely judge a book by its cover, but it's not like dating apps were intended to look at folks in a nuanced way. Just like people judge pictures and other credentials like height and education,…
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