20 Cringeworthy Tinder Fails That Will Give You Fatal Second-Hand Embarrassment | 22 Words

If we've learned anything from the Tinder dating app, it's that exercising a certain degree of caution is often necessary. Sometimes, you're able to find an engaging conversation with a person you find interesting. Other times, you might find yourself an exchange along the lines of the 'conversations' gathered below.

Take a look at these 20 Tinder exchanges, ranging from laugh-out-loud funny to just plain mortifying!

First, this failed attempt to be a player:

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This guy tried to make sure he got a date...and in doing so, got none. Karma, right?

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Reason #2593 to keep helicopter parents separate from your dating life!

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Getting a flurry of pestering and ultimately sexual one-word messages has got to be one of the most obnoxious things to happen on Tinder.

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Friendly reminder: this is a dating app you're using, not Indeed.

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Pictured above, a visceral reaction to this woman’s opinion of raisins (and her sick dried fruit burn).

The perfect follow-up question to “tell me more about yourself."

This conversation veered off quickly into unexpected—and unwanted—territory.

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Yes, the hat was definitely the deal-breaker in this conversation.

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Novels are sometimes hard to finish.

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Here we can see the clever use of a counter-pun to get out of this Tinder exchange.

This person might need some help.

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...Is he okay?

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This message leaves a lot to be desired in terms of grammar. Why not have some fun with it?

THIS IS NOT A BOOTY CALL, OKAY.

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Just to clarify: this person was NOT aiming for a booty call. There's a difference between the booty call and a simple text-invitation for late night intimacy. We're not sure what it is, but they seemed pretty sure!

Some people have negative amounts of chill.

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There's eager, overeager, and then whatever this is.

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This person turned the exchange around so fast, and we're loving it.

Sometimes you'll meet VERY truthful individuals.

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We're guessing the lesson is to avoid comparing yourself to a goblin in the initial conversation…?

Two cases of using tinder for reasons outside its intended purpose:

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Honestly, this seems like a great idea. The more the merrier! (Please don't let recently incarcerated strangers off of Tinder crash with you.)

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This person was LITERALLY just trying to turn Tinder into free Air BnB.

When classic pickup lines go horribly wrong...

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They couldn't even finish the "did you fall from heaven" idiom before jumping right into the proposition.

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Maximum effort, right there.

Tinder logic at its finest.

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The reasoning here seems pretty watertight, right?