For most people, Memorial Day is a time to honor those who lost their lives in wartime. For a small minority though, it’s a chance to invite all of your Tinder matches to a barbecue at the same time.
User dhm2293 has caused a stir on Reddit’s r/Tinder sub after asking all of his dating app matches if they’d like to come to his Memorial Day BBQ – at least 60 women.
Since being shared on Thursday, the post has received 54,000 upvotes and more than 3,300 comments from users wanting to know more.
DeepEggs said, “Gonna need an update on this one.”
Broserdooder1981 commented, “Set up a live stream please…I’m going to cancel my weekend for this.”
SmittenKitten_1 agreed, writing, “I will also be offering a live stream of this event. You’ll find yourself on Kimmel when the video goes viral!”
Dhm2293 said Newsweek before the event that his goal for the party was simply to “have fun and survive”.
He said: “These are actually hinge matches. I decided to invite them all because I had a ton of ‘dead’ conversations, so I thought by sending out a mass invite, I could see what I could salvage.
“Most didn’t respond, but I was able to rekindle some. Plus, I thought it would be funny, interesting and entertaining.
“As for the event, I have a group of single male friends, so I thought bringing singles together in one place with fun activities would be a good opportunity for everyone.”
Many users have bet on the development of the situation.
Canadatrasher1 is expecting a: “Sad video of OP grilling over 50 burgers by himself…”
While Present-Background-6 said, “One way or another…your meat will end up on someone’s grill! Legendary.”
Salex100 joked, “This Memorial Day, we’ll commemorate how this guy killed his dating prospects with one fell swoop.”
To which dhm2293 replied, “I’d be perfectly happy grilling with my guys and playing smash bros.”
Luckily, the Redditor was well prepared for the event and stocked up on food and booze.
He said: “Besides the dating app matches, my friends and my sister and her boyfriend are invited.
“I estimate around 30 people will show up, but as of Monday morning a bunch of matches from my dating app are still ‘maybe’.”
Tinder is still the top dating app in the US, as well as parts of Europe, accounting for 27.6% of downloads. The second most popular app is Bumble, accounting for 18% of downloads between August 2021 and February 2022. However, Badoo is the most downloaded dating app in the world, with 105.37 million visits in April 2022 alone. Although not as popular as other apps, Hinge still has 20 million users, or 15% of the US dating app market.
Dhm2293 isn’t alone in trying a bold and experimental approach to online dating. Cassidy Davis went viral on Valentine’s Day after throwing a party for her group of girlfriends – the only rule? Bring a random person you matched with on a dating app. Although he described the event as “the most chaotic party idea ever,” Cassidy said. Newsweek that she has “no regrets”.