But when one married man downloaded and started swiping around on Tinder "on a particularly lonely night" while his wife was away on a business trip, he was left absolutely shook after he found that his wife was also swiping around.
He shared his story on Reddit in a post titled--what else?--"I matched with my wife on Tinder."
I’ll start by saying that my wife and I don’t have any sort of open relationship agreement or anything of that nature....
A month ago she left on a business trip for a week and I found myself downloading Tinder on a particularly lonely night. I don’t even know why. I didn’t have any intentions. But I did it.
I swiped here and there and got pretty bored with it. It was a funny reminder of that time of my life. I deleted it and moved on.
On Monday my wife left for another business trip. Last night I once again downloaded Tinder and started swiping. Again, I had a laugh, but ultimately was bored of it.
Then I saw her picture come up.
I say shocked for a moment. I wondered if I should just delete it and pretend nothing happened. I thought maybe a bot stole her picture.... But I read her profile... it’s her. It’s her now and it’s her live. There’s even a picture of her where I am cut out.
Side note: Possibly the best part of this story is that she used a picture they took together on her profile but cropped him out.
Anyway, he continues:
I decided to make a bold move and swipe right.
I swiped and we matched.
Ah...a modern day predicament if there ever was one.
She gets back from her business trip tomorrow. I’m going to confront her then. I don’t even know how this is happening. She’s over 100 miles. Is a friend of her using her account??
Now I have to explain why I was on Tinder. This is just a huge can of worms that got opened.
What the hell do I do?
It's already being called a real-life version of "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" Rupert Holmes' yacht rock classic about a cheater. Watch this video with lyrics, if you need a refresher:
Beyond that, there are seemingly two problems here. One is that his wife is on Tinder, already swiped right on him, and didn't even say anything about finding him on a dating app. The other major problem is that he's doing the same exact thing. A very confusing situation indeed.
"You guys seem like a good match," one user commented.
Another pointed out the blindingly obvious: "Repeatedly downloads tinder, coincidentally during wife’s business trips. No intentions to cheat whatsoever."
"Seriously. My ex and I broke up because he was on Tinder 'just for fun.' Yeah, I fucking know what kind of fun he was looking for," a relatively heartbreaking comment read.
Well this couple has clearly gotten themselves into quite the predicament and hopefully we get an update on the situation. But long story short, if you're in a monogamous relationship, probably not a good idea to have public profiles on dating apps.