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Hannah, 20, had matched with someone on Tinder before the pandemic, and the two spent a few weeks chatting.
After deciding they were ready to meet up, they arranged to go on a first date, and things all seemed to go swimmingly as they tucked into their food at The Brasserie in Lancaster.
Speaking to LancsLive, Hannah explained how, as the two got to now each other, her Tinder match opened up to her about losing his previous partner to cancer.
At one point, he even showed her photos of his late girlfriend as he spoke of the heartbreak.
"I thought he was a nice person, I kind of liked him, but not much," Hannah said.
"I didn't see much happening past the date, I just figured I might as well try."
She added: "He was talking about his recently deceased partner who'd died from cancer and how he was struggling post-death. Sympathy was given because, well, that's a horrible thing to go through."
The 'good date' was 'going well', until things took a bizarre turn when Hannah's date 'looks up, goes white and bolts to the loos'.
A completely bewildered Hannah span round to see what had happened, only to be faced with a person who looked 'eerily like the woman whose picture' she'd been shown.
In fact, it was exactly the same woman.
"Turns out the dead partner was not so dead," she said.
"In fact, the girl had two children with him and thought he had been working overtime to support them."
Hannah was understandably 'shocked', and at first thought she was imagining the ex-partner, but as she spoke to the woman it became clear that she was very much alive and well.
She continued: "He thought it wasn't such a big deal to fake a dead partner for a date?
"I thought I was hallucinating a dead woman at first, then she came over, asked me if I was on a date with him and I just told her what he had told me about her being dead."
She said she left cash on the table to pay for her part of the meal, before walking out of the restaurant.
Hannah - who has not been on a date since - added: "I heard her screaming as I left."
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