What was your most romantic Grindr date? Did he actually clean his room before you got there? Maybe he deigned to meet you in public? How about a private boat ride to an idyllic island?
Well, that’s what TikToker Rob Carlo claimed happened to him in a now viral video.
“So my Grindr date took me on his boat to this little island,” read the video’s captions. “I didn’t know what to expect.”
should i date him? 🤔 #gay
What ensues is a private picnic in the sunset, a s’mores roast at a campfire and an outdoor mattress (to be used later that night, we assume).
The video picked up traction on Twitter, where many users chimed in with very solid advice: DON’T GET ON BOATS WITH STRANGERS.
i cannot believe I have to say this but if a man on Grindr wants you to get on a boat DO NOT GET ON THE BOAT https://t.co/oicGn4qvXX
— adam (@adamjmoussa) August 5, 2021
The good news is that Carlo wasn’t quite telling the truth in his TikTok. The man in the video is actually his long-term boyfriend, and this was just a romantic date between a committed couple. No real risk of kidnapping here.
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But that didn’t stop Gay Twitter from memeing it to hell and back, with references to movies…
so my grindr date took me on his boat to this little island pic.twitter.com/pUU95lkQnW
— Ronnie Lauth (@RonnieLauth) August 5, 2021
So my Grindr date took me on his boat to this little island pic.twitter.com/P2vAThG2UQ
— s (@salvucciodamico) August 5, 2021
so my grindr date took me on his boat to a little commune in sweden and i didn’t know what to expect pic.twitter.com/fntFfewaod
— julián (@brutalistboy) August 6, 2021
So my Grindr date took me on his boat to this little island pic.twitter.com/I1Eroz8T3U
— Will Kellogg (@Will_Kellogg) August 5, 2021
My Grindr date took me on a boat…. pic.twitter.com/YQcqVEpJhn
— ✨ (@heyjaeee) August 6, 2021
so my Grindr date took me in his boat to a little island and then I told him I had three dads and he said “want a fourth? 😏” pic.twitter.com/d7lSuuyYW8
— will (@willraisesfunds) August 5, 2021
so my Grindr date took me in his boat after getting up at seven to come over to an island in the middle of a river half an hour from the city on a Sunday pic.twitter.com/c6agGXTubL
— jackary xander (@luxurytrash_) August 6, 2021
So my grindr date took me on his boat pic.twitter.com/ufkmGFPLuz
— nucci coochie (@nuccicoochie) August 6, 2021
Grindr date picked me up in his boat and brought me to this island pic.twitter.com/rXJnyIrfDY
— beardy boy (@ROGNJSH) August 6, 2021
So my Grindr date took me on his boat to hunt this elusive white whale
— Kai (@kamilumin) August 5, 2021
…and even some other seminal gay memes. Heyyyy demon twink! Ooh, and the PV gays too!
Grindr date picked me up in his boat and brought me to this island pic.twitter.com/Hbyda4M5tM
— Cunning Linguist (@alltogetherness) August 6, 2021
so my grindr date took me on his boat pic.twitter.com/QJB95Q0orq
— Quincy (@listentoquincy) August 6, 2021
Long story short, don’t go to private islands with strange men from the Internet. But if you do, at least make it funny.