Tinder can be annoying for a number of reasons. Passing time when you really should be going to bed but end up two hours deep into a swiping sesh, receiving unwanted dick pics that definitely were not requested - you guys are the worst, and having your flat raided by police who think you're a potential drug dealer - not ideal.
As 'great' (I use that term very loosely) as it can be in helping on your quest for love, it's fucking stressful. How many pictures should you use? Which order should you strategically arrange them in? And don't even get me started on the bio.
Then comes arguably the worst part. Who is going to start the conversation and how should we even begin?
Many people will probably agree that the standard 'Hey, how's it going?' is reeeeally damn boring. Everyone wants something a little different, for example, 'Joe' who initiated a game of noughts and crosses with me a few weeks ago. Well played, but I had to delete you off Snapchat when I received the picture of your arse.
Anyway, one guy took things a few steps further than noughts and crosses when he rustled up some Black Mirror: Bandersnatch-style choose-your-own-adventure story. Talk about creative.
After the pair matched this is how the conversation began. Credit: Reddit/u/mattythegee
This is how the all important chat began and I can't help but wonder whether this guy has some sort of flowchart constructed in his bedroom.
The next message between the pair. Credit: Reddit/u/mattythegee
Things are starting to get interesting...
This could be the best Tinder chat ever. Credit: Reddit/u/mattythegee
Ducks, alligators, treasure?! WTF is going on here? There is no denying this bloke has an imagination at least.
The duck is going into the house now after the Tinder match chooses its fate. Credit: Reddit/u/mattythegee
The duck has now found a 'cool' AF hat and some candy. Credit: Reddit/u/mattythegee
Now things are becoming a little clearer. Credit: Reddit/u/mattythegee
And for the grande finale. Credit: Reddit/u/mattythegee
And voila. That's how it's done. It was imaginative, engaging and full of surprises.
People were certainly impressed by his effort and rightly so if you ask me. One said: "I love it, totally stealing it. With a unique adventure, obviously."
Another added: "I better see you repost this in 3 years saying this was the conversation that started your relationship that ended in marriage..."
A third commented: "Did you prepare these messages before matching with her or did you just improvise?" Someone's trying to learn the tricks of the trade, aren't they?
Other people have been continuing the story - because some people are just never happy.
One said: "The duck rang the number, but it turned out to be for Trevor, a man from Austin TX in his late 60s. The duck became sad. Poor duck." THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN THOUGH, DID IT?
We know what happened and we're here for it. Well done, LAD.
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