This lovely lady is Lauren Crouch from London. She recently found herself back in the dating game and did what any respectable, single twenty-something woman is forced to do these days. She went on Tinder, of course. She swiped right, met a match and they set up a coffee date.
Everything seemed to be going smoothly. The conversation was fine. The coffee was fine. He was well, fine. After their 30-minute coffee date he asked if she would be interested in coming over later for a home-cooked meal. She politely declined, explaining that she wouldn't be comfortable going to a stranger's house and they went their separate ways. But it didn't end there.
Later that night she received a text from the Tinder idiot asking if he could see her again. She politely declined again, and was very honest about the lack of chemistry she felt, but he wouldn't let it go. They never let it go! Why can't these dudes learn to take a hint!?
So again, she explained that she wouldn't be comfortable going to a stranger's house and then he, wait for it, requested his money back. HE WANTS HIS MONEY BACK FOR THE COFFEE HE SPENT ON HER. Hey dude, women aren't items you can buy and then return. No refunds. No money back. No way.
The full story was told on Crouch's blog, No Bad Dates, Just Good Stories. Crouch started the blog after she had her heart broken and put herself back in the sometimes-scary-but-usually-really-entertaining-but-also-a-little-sad dating scene.
And even though this guy was a disappointment, she still has a whole lot of hope. She says on the blog, "Dating isn’t all that bad, there are some fabulous singletons out there. Trust me I’m one of them.”
As for Tinder, the whole online dating thing can be crazy and weird, but it can also be really fun. Just be safe, trust your instincts and don't go have a home-cooked meal at a dude's house that you don't know. If it doesn't work out, he may make you pay for his next round of groceries.