Man Says He Was 'Catfished' By Police On Tinder Who Raided His Flat

Online dating is a nigh impossible terrain to navigate, how do you approach it, what pictures do you use, do you go for a pithy one-liner or just bog-standard bio?

There are so many variables to consider before you even get down to actually trying to speak to someone, it's an exhausting and stressful exercise filled with equal amounts of anxiety and self-loathing.

But in 2018 it is where society finds itself, so if you don't want to die alone you've got to suck it up and start swiping.

Well no matter how bad your experience of dating apps has Tinder story that serves as a warning to would-be romantics about the pitfalls of online dating.

Comedian Martin Miller, 30, signed up to the popular app after breaking up with his partner. In a video he shared on his Facebook page he says he didn't want to go out to bars and try and chat women up so decided to try his luck with Tinder.

After struggling to find match he goes one further and pays for Tinder Gold and before he knows it he's found the love of his life and decides to ask her out.

Martin thought he had found the love of his life. Credit: Belters Comedy
Martin thought he had found the love of his life. Credit: Belters Comedy

Martin who lives in Florida, says: "I match with this girl and she looks nice, she's pretty, looks like she's got a nice personality, she's got pictures on her Instagram account so I know she's real and I decide to give her a message.

"She's a bit younger than me in her early twenties and she probably parties more than I do, probably goes to clubs more than I do now, but I decide to try and come across fun."

But it would seem that this mystery woman's idea of fun involved the use of drugs, weed in particular, and though Martin claims he doesn't do drugs, he's faced with either having a date with an attractive young woman or - as he points out earlier in the video - dying alone.

Well he takes the pretty questionable decision to pretend that he does have drugs in order to convince her to come over. He will regret this decision, very quickly.

But his new flame goes one further and asks if Martin has 'anything stronger' which again, he says yes to though he actually doesn't.

Another mistake.

Martin says: "I gave her my address and said see you in 30 minutes. I get all dolled up, fix the hair, put on my nice shirt and the door knocks. I open the door expecting to see the next love of my life the woman I'm going to marry and what did I see standing in front of me? Three uniformed police officers with a search warrant.

"Turns out the police were using fake Tinder accounts to catch people who said they were hoarding drugs in their house."

The hapless romantic then pans the camera around and shows the mess left by police.

He adds: "So rather than impressing some chick with my witty banter I'm stood here having to clean up the aftermath of a police raid in my house."

Do not pretend you have drugs to get women or men to come to your flat.

LADbible has contacted Tinder for a comment.

Featured Image Credit: Belters Comedy

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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