A Woman Live-Tweeted An Excruciatingly Cringey Tinder Date She Heard In A Bar
BuzzFeed News spoke to Carrie Mantha, who claims that the man even began swiping Tinder while his date was in the bathroom.
While sitting in a restaurant bar in Manhattan ordering dinner, Carrie Mantha allegedly overheard a conversation being struck up between two people who met on Tinder.
Mantha, who runs an affordable couture company called Indira Collection but is also a physician, biotech consultant, and hedge-fund investor, told BuzzFeed News she decided to live-tweet what she heard on the cringeworthy date because "it's the kind of thing my friends would find amusing had they been sitting there with me".
The tweets begin with Mantha spotting the couple sitting next to her.
The man, who Mantha describes as "40, kind of generically good-looking, casual but well-dressed with a definitively preppy style", opens with, well, the cringiest line ever.
It gets worse: Mantha says that she hears him say that this is his third Tinder date of the day.
He makes a vague comment about his daughter, which confuses the girl.
He also lives up to Mantha's first impression by proving to be quite awful.
Mantha amusingly comments on what a "catch" he is.
The man then goes into detail about his failed dates from earlier that day.
And informs the woman that he is a "serious" investor.
When the woman goes to the bathroom, her date decides to...swipe through Tinder.
Then it just gets a bit weird.
Mantha describes how the man is keen to "build an app".
The "trust-fund prep", as Mantha describes him, then talks about the investments he's made.
Then quickly turns the conversation back to himself, unsurprisingly.
He tries to woo his date with his wine collection.
Then decides to make some horribly offensive comments...
...which, unsurprisingly, bring the date to an end.
Mantha told BuzzFeed News she wasn't expecting the conversation to be broadcast so widely.
"So many people were amused and the conversation kept getting funnier so I felt compelled to keep sharing," she said. Mantha said she's been receiving reactions and retweets from all over the world and that she found it amusing "to see people find the same humour in the situation regardless of where they were".
Mantha said she felt the man embraced "every stereotype", and that she hoped he wouldn't notice she was "sitting by myself transcribing their conversation".
Had Mantha's view on Tinder changed since allegedly overhearing this conversation?
"I've been happily married since the pre-Tinder days, so my experience with it has always been second-hand," she said. "I think it's fascinating how it's lowered the activation energy for interactions and enabled a lot of people to be more social than they would have been otherwise."
She added that "people are people" and that she had a feeling that the man "would have acted exactly the same way regardless of how he met his date – he just may not have been able to pull off three of them in a single day!"