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    There’s A Movie On Netflix Called “Bad Match” That People Are Saying Will Make You Quit Dating Apps, So I Watched And Here’s How It Is

    "Watch Bad Match on Netflix and you'll never use Tinder again."

    WARNING: Contains spoilers.

    Do you or someone you know use dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, etc.? If so, there's a movie on Netflix called Bad Match that might pique your interest.

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    The movie was released in 2017 but I've seen people mention it throughout the year, and since it's on Netflix I figured, why not watch?

    Here's how Netflix describes the movie:

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    "A player who uses the internet to facilitate his womanizing ways is tormented when he spurns a persistent woman who won't take no for an answer."

    Bad Match also boasts a 100% fresh rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, so I decided to dive right in and see what it's like.

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    Ok, things open with the womanizer dude, Harris, texting his friend and I'm sure people will already think he's the worst because he has his keyboard clicking sound turned on.

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    Personally, I find it oddly satisfying but I've been told (many times) that it's annoying so I know this isn't great for Harris's first impression.

    Harris seems to have a routine — working, engaging in trash talking with some 15-year-old playing video games online, staying active on the dating apps, etc.

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    We see Harris go on a couple different dates and, using the same lines, he winds up hooking up with them.

    After his hookups, Harris usually slides out in the middle of the night but this girl, Riley, is persistently trying to get him to stay.

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    Harris keeps giving reasons why he can't stay the night and Riley keeps offering solutions. Still, Harris bounces.

    The next day, Riley starts blowing up Harris's phone but he's ignoring her, trying to focus on an important work pitch.

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    Riley doesn't care about society's unwritten don't-send-a-romantic-interest-more-than-three-consecutive-texts rule, she hits him with some rapid fire messages.

    Riley sends Harris a sexy pic and you guessed it, Harris drops his work and invites her over.

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    POOR DECISION-MAKING BECAUSE HORNY METER: 7/10

    So, after a night of fun, Harris wakes up late and misses his important work thing.

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    Riley is apologetic because she shut his alarm off, causing him to oversleep. He hurries into work hoping he won't be fired.

    After work, Harris returns home. RILEY IS STILL AT HIS CRIB AND THIS IS HOW SHE GREETS HIM.

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    This happens 20 (TWENTY) minutes in. Things are clearly going to get much crazier.

    Harris was terrified, thinking Riley was about to stab him but she's casually like "I actually never left your place because I wanted to cook you surprise stir fry LOL."

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    The thought is nice but the execution is very bad, Riley.

    DOING TOO MUCH METER: 9.5/10

    So, Harris starts dodging Riley and one night, he tells her he can't hang because he's sick, but then his friend checks him into a bar on Facebook and he's exposed. Riley shows up at the bar and gives Harris a verbal lashing.

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    The most unrealistic part of this movie is that it takes place well after 2012 and someone is still using Facebook to tag their friends at a location.

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    Ok, if you're thinking about watching this movie, you should CONSIDER STOPPING HERE and check it out for yourself, because it gets crazy, and there's a big twist at the end that I didn't see coming.

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    If you still want to know what happens, proceed forward.

    So, the first big thing that happens is Riley pretends like she took a bunch of pills to get Harris to come over, worried for her.

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    It's just a prank, which doesn't go over well with Harris, who is obviously super pissed at Riley.

    Then two bad things happen to Harris, one causes him to lose his job, the other causes him to be at risk for a prison sentence.

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    Harris is pretty sure Riley is sabotaging him because she's already done some pretty extreme things.

    Some other crap happens and Harris winds up capturing Riley and trying to get her to confess.

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    Mind you, Harris's lawyer keeps calling, but Harris ignores him.

    Things get messier, then Riley bashes Harris's head in, but Harris recovers and stabs Riley.

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    As Riley lays there dying, Harris gets a phone call from his lawyer and he finally answers.

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    IT TURNS OUT, it was the 15-year-old kid Harris was talking shit to on the video game was who hacked his computer and sabotaged his life. Riley had nothing to do with it. Harris would've been free of charges but now obviously he's screwed.

    And that's how it ends, with a cop arriving to the chaos and Harris completely screwed.

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    FINAL THOUGHTS:

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    ENTERTAINMENT RATING: 9/10

    DATING APPS: They seem exhausting based on this movie and also based on everything I've ever heard from anyone who has ever used them.

    WHAT THIS WAS LIKE: If you like Black Mirror, this is kind of, sort of, vaguely the type of concept they'd have an episode on.

    LINE FROM THE MOVIE THAT EXPRESSED HOW IT FELT TO WATCH THE MAIN CHARACTER, WHO WAS IN A GREAT DEAL OF LEGAL TROUBLE, NOT ANSWER HIS LAWYERS PHONE CALLS: "What the fuck, guy?"

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