It's hard out there if you're trying to date.

Tinder, Bumble, Hinge... none of these things have helped people connect as much as they'd like to—and countless people have shared that swiping, swiping, swiping on these apps has been detrimental to their mental health—though there are of course many success stories.

Since dating is so hard, it stands to reason that people would want to poke fun at it. We laugh so we don't cry, as people shared with us after Redditor DOMINOES asked the online community,

"What is the best way to respond to 'Is this a date?'?"

"I once said..."

"I once said 'it’s a business proposal.' We didn’t date for long."


Hopefully her sense of humor at least jived with yours.

"Yes, Laura..."

"Yes Laura, we've been married for 1.5 years, it's safe to say we're dating."


To quote Casually Explained, "Yeah you really can't be too sure, it might be dark in the room and she can't see you properly, maybe she's from Canada and just being polite."

"One minute..."

"“One minute, I have to ask Reddit what they think."


10/10 reply.

But the answer is always "divorce."


"No, this is a robbery,” then proceed to rob."


"No, this is Patrick!"

The only way to respond to that.

"I don't know."

"I don't know. Let me check the ISO 8601 documentaton."


This is a next-level reference. Well done.

"Do you want..."

"Do you want it to be one?"


The obvious answer. Be sure that your answer is, "Okay, it's a date" if the other person wants it to be one.

Otherwise, just say no.


"Always answer an uncomfortable question with an equal or more uncomfortable question."


This sounds like the beginnings of a war.

I'm here for it.


"Everything's a date. That's how calendars work."


Oh, dear. You're a total smart-aleck, aren't you?

"I think..."

"I think it's a prune, actually."


Narrator: It was a fig.

"I actually..."

"I actually had this happen once. I said, “Why, yes it is.” Anyways, we’ve been married 5 years now."


Now this is the happy ending we like to read about! Your boldness paid off.

If you're having trouble putting yourself out there, perhaps some humor could break the ice. And if it's all imploding, you have nothing to lose by pulling any of these snarky responses out of your back pocket.

Have some suggestions of your own? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!

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