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17 Dating Struggles That Are Uniquely Australian

"It's over. He called my grandma a mad c*nt when she offered him a Tim Tam."

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1. When you're in the middle of a conversation on Tinder and Telstra has an outage.

Cheers.
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Cheers.

2. When you want to take someone to the movies but don't have that kind of cash.

3. When you invite someone back to yours for a drink, hoping they're not expecting anything better than goon.

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4. When you don't know if you should start calling someone by their real name when you officially start dating.

"Mum, this is Robbo, I met him through my mate Chappo."
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"Mum, this is Robbo, I met him through my mate Chappo."

5. When you have to make sure your date knows not to drop any bombs in front of your parents.

"Yeah, I know my dad's cool but please don't call him that."
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"Yeah, I know my dad's cool but please don't call him that."

6. When you meet someone at a festival then realise they drove there in a Wicked Camper.

"Girl, bye."
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"Girl, bye."

7. When your date says they'll drink whatever you're drinking but you're worried they might be disappointed by a VB.

What if she's a Tooheys New girl?
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What if she's a Tooheys New girl?

8. When you meet the perfect person just before their ~big Europe trip~.

"Let's catch up again when I'm back from Contiki."
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"Let's catch up again when I'm back from Contiki."

9. When you see them naked for the first time and they have some tattoos that you definitely wouldn't choose for yourself.

All you can do is hope that it was a mistake from their youth.
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All you can do is hope that it was a mistake from their youth.

10. When you get so comfortable with each other that they think they could call on you in a spider emergency.

"Look, I like you. But I do not like you that much."
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"Look, I like you. But I do not like you that much."

11. When you're stalking their old Facebook album, nervous to see what they wore last Australia Day.

Then trying to work out whether they were trying to be ironic or not.
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Then trying to work out whether they were trying to be ironic or not.

12. When you really want the whole scotch finger but feel obliged to offer them half.

You know, to show them that you care.
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You know, to show them that you care.

13. When you're 20 minutes into Netflix and chill and the movie starts buffering.

What a mood killer.
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What a mood killer.

14. When they cook for you for the first time and it's, well, interesting.

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15. When you find out what suburb they live in and have to weigh up if it's even worth the time you'll end up spending on public transport.

"It's not you, it's the train."
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"It's not you, it's the train."

16. When you hit that first milestone and invite them to a BBQ with all your mates and know it's going to be make or break.

Please impress everyone.
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Please impress everyone.

17. And when you find out you have completely different opinions about the ~new and improved~ Shapes.

Deal. Breaker.
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Deal. Breaker.