Fifty-Year-Old Man's Tinder "Horror" Story Has Us Sobbing All Over Our Keyboards 6 years ago

Fifty-Year-Old Man's Tinder "Horror" Story Has Us Sobbing All Over Our Keyboards

Tinder horror stories are ten-a-penny.

But this story, found on the Tinder Horror Story thread on Reddit, has left us absolutely heartbroken.


The man, who goes by the username mr-contrarian, told the story of how he met a woman who was "out of my league" on the dating app and that to his "dismay" she agreed to go on a date.

He explained: "I'm a 50'ish Caucasian guy, out of shape, overweight, but otherwise stable and normal. She was a 30-year-old Black woman, college educated, stunningly beautiful and very elegant and slender.

"To my dismay she actually accepted my invitation. I was waiting for her at the bar and when she walked in my jaw hit the floor. She was so beautiful I literally lost my breath for a moment.

"She was taller than me in her heels and was wearing a beautiful short dress with the most amazing legs I had ever seen. She greeted me with a bright smile and a gentle hug and we were escorted to our table.


"We had a very good date, the conversation flowed, and she seemed to have a good time as well."

Turned out his instinct was right, she was having a good time, and at the end of the date, she kissed him.

They ended up getting serious very quickly, however, a few weeks later she said the dreaded words: "We need to talk."

He writes:


"My mind was spinning and so many scenarios raced through my head. Is she married? Is she a criminal? Then I remembered a few day earlier when we were making out and I touched her breast lightly and realised that she had breast implants because it was quite hard.

"So I thought OMG, is she a transexual? But, as it turns out, she wasn't but that would have been better than what came next.

"She looked at me, and with a tear in her eye, she told me that she has stage 4 breast cancer. She was originally diagnosed 4 years earlier as stage 3 and had beaten it back into remission after having a double mastectomy along with radiation treatment and chemotherapy.

"Now it had returned as stage 4 and she was to start chemo again in two weeks."


He decided he would support her and follow her on the journey, which unfortunately, came to an end a year later.

He continues: "We had a full amazing year together. I had to go to Japan for work and she met me there in between chemo treatments. She never cried and was always elegant.

"I learned what the true definition of grace meant. We lived a lifetime in 2014. She died 9 months ago, 15 months after we met. I am a much better man for having met her and shared in her struggle. I love you and miss you so much Genny!"

Read the full post here.