27 Stages Of Meeting Someone IRL From Tinder

It’s time for Tinderella to go to the ball.

1. After getting through a lot of Tinder dirt-bags like this…

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2. You’ve finally swiped your way to a good catch.

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3. You arrange to meet somewhere in public because you’re not stupid.

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4. Before the meet you change your outfit a million times because everything seems a bit over the top.

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5. Your friends are absolutely NO help in advising you…

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6. You read some dating tips from your favourite blogs.

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But all the conflicting information sends your brain into overdrive.

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7. You’re about to cancel but then you remember this one important thing about yourself…

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8. So you give yourself a pep talk and leave the house.

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9. On the way there you listen to some 80s power ballads to get in the zone.

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10. You’ve timed it perfectly so you’re neither late or stupidly early.

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11. Right, you’re there. You can see them.

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12. At this point you’re either pleasantly surprised. Photos match the face. Yay!

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13. Either way you get on with it. Time for the greet: do you hug, kiss, shake hands?

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Or you realise the strategic placing of a cute puppy in their pics was deliberate. Hmmf.

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14. Luckily they make the first move.

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15. Time for general chit chat, asking how their day was etc.

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16. You both comment on how crazy this whole Tinder thing is.

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And how you ONLY use it as a joke/ when you’re bored/ because your friends made you do it.

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17. You order some drinks. While you could do with a triple whiskey on the rocks you stick to wine.

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18. Tinder notifications keep pinging on your phone. Time to turn that thing on silent.

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19. Then you get round to asking each other some Big Questions.

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Of course you filter out the boring stuff.

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And the depressing stuff.

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20. During the silences you have to stop yourself from doing something weird.

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21. Then hopefully this happens: YOU ACTUALLY HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON.

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Yes totally I agree!!! Step Up has NOTHING on Step Up 2: The Streets.

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22. But then a dark cloud appears…

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They keep talking about their ex.

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Big time warning sign.

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23. When your date goes to the toilet you attend those Tinder notifications.

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But your date is actually better than anyone else within a 50-mile radius.

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24. Before you know it it’s time to say goodbye.

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25. Crippling fear of rejection means tongues will most likely stay in their respective mouths.

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26. And before the onslaught of SHOULD I TEXT THEM/ SHOULD I NOT TEXT THEM starts up again. Time to phone a friend that you made it out alive.

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27. And maybe see what’s cracking on Tinder. Maybe.

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