Guy Books Flight To Finland To Meet Man He Just Met On Grindr Without Even Knowing His Name First, And The Internet Has Opinions
Tim Wright/Grindr

Some peoples' New Year's Resolutions in 2020 were probably to take more risks.

Maybe to jump into things without overthinking it more and more.


And some people have taken that to its truest extreme, such as Tim Wright, from London, who went overseas to meet a guy he had just started talking to--on Grindr.

Tim Wright started talking to his anonymous Grindr sweetie on the morning of January 22nd.

@tcflitonwright/Twitter

"It was boilerplate Grindr fodder, 'what do you do?', 'what are you into?', exchange with a couple of pics," Wright told PinkNews.

"He told me that he lives in West London and was free to meet tonight, or after he gets back from his weekend away in Helsinki and jokingly said: 'Unless you wanted to come to Helsinki?'"

Wright decided now was the time to put his hypothetical New Years' Resolution into effect.

Tim Wright/Grindr


"Twenty minutes later and I've booked my flights with Finnair. Another five minutes later and he gave me his name and number!"

A blind date to Helsinki—no name required!






But go to Helsinki and enjoy his blind date, Tim did.

He posted all over Twitter about it while it was happening.





So though it didn't become the romance meet-cute (and meet-without-knowing-anything-about-the-other-person) that we were hopeful for, it's still a great story.

Giphy

"It's...a better first date than getting too drunk in a Wetherspoons and making out in a back alley," concluded Wright.

Giphy

Yep....definitely classier, at least!

Dating and the search for love and companionship... What a nightmare.

This journey plays out nothing like in the movies.

Every Prince or Princess (or everything in BTW) seems to have a touch of the psycho.

The things people say during what should be simple dinner conversation can leave a dining partner aghast.

Like... do you hear you?

Redditor detroit_michigldan wanted to discuss all the best ways to crash and burn when trying to make a romantic connection. They asked:

"You're on a date and it's going really great. What can another person say to ruin it completely?"
Keep reading... Show less
People Explain What Instantly Makes Them Dislike Someone
gabrielle_cc from Pixabay

When we first meet someone–whether through mutual friends, at school, or in a new work setting–we generally feel people out to determine if they're worth getting to know.

Keep reading... Show less
People Break Down The Dumbest Thing They Believed As A Child
Photo by Caleb Woods on Unsplash

Children tend to believe just about anything they hear.

That there are monsters under your bed, watching too much TV will make your head explode, and silly faces will be permanent if you make them too often.

The sky is truly the limit when it comes to silly things that children will believe.

Some call it naivitée, other's youthful innocence.

But it's hard not to look back with embarrassment on certain things we believed as a child, that today might simply seem dumb.

Redditor Disastrous_Toe_6548 was curious to learn the multitude of silly things people believed when they were children, leading them to ask:

"What's the dumbest thing you believed as a kid?"


Keep reading... Show less