Love for NFT spoils a crypto influencer’s Tinder date — here’s what happened?

A woman has cancelled a date with a man she met on dating app Tinder after she found out he is into NFTs, according to the man's Twitter post
A man has revealed his Tinder match canceled their date because he is into NFTs. Credit: Chris Devers via Flickr

Key Takeaways

  • A woman has cancelled date with a Tinder match after finding out he is into nonfungible tokens (NFT).
  • Influencer and avid collector Feld revealed the incident on his Twitter post.
  • Meanwhile, people in cryptocurrencies are romantically more desirable, according to a recent survey.

YEREVAN (CoinChapter.com) — In what comes as an unfortunate yet humorous incident, a woman decided to cancel her date with a man she met on the dating app Tinder. The reason? He is into nonfungible tokens (NFT). Feld, the victim, took to Twitter to reveal the episode, receiving mixed reactions from users.

According to him, he was all set to meet the woman on Monday night. However, he received a message a day earlier that she did not want to meet him. According to her text, a screenshot of which he posted, she is was afraid he would talk about NFTs during the date.

“1) downloaded tinder 2) matched with a woman 3) exchanged banter with said woman 4) scheduled date for Monday night 5) Sunday night got this message saying she didn’t think we’d be compatible because… #NFTs (See screenshot). I CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP FAM,” 

he wrote, seemingly surprised and amused. 

To be fair to the woman, she would probably have heard a thing or two about nonfungible tokens from Feld. He is an avid collector with at least 75 NFTs to his name. According to his portfolio on OpenSea, he has 11 tokens from Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC). In addition, he also flaunts 13 Mutant Apes, two Mutant Serums, and 10 Mutant Ape Kennel Club NFTs, among other collections from popular projects.

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People in crypto are desirable — What about people in NFT?

A recent survey from eToro, a social investing network and trading company, suggests that people in crypto are more desirable as partners. Conducted ahead of Valentine’s day last month, the survey found that mentioning crypto in an online dating profile increased the chances of finding a match.

Around 33% of the 2,000 U.S-based consumers that took part in the survey claimed they would be more likely to go on a date with someone who mentioned crypto assets in their online dating profile. In addition, more than 40% of men and 25% of women indicated that their interest in a person becomes stronger when they mention crypto during the date. 

Nearly three in four respondents, a whopping 74% of those surveyed, noted they would be interested in going on a second date with a person who paid the bill in Bitcoin (BTC). 

However, while people in crypto are desirable, why are people in NFTs having a hard time getting a date?

The answer perhaps lies in the fact that people understand cryptocurrencies better than nonfungible tokens. There is more coverage about crypto investors making millions than NFT holders becoming rich overnight. It makes sense for people to want to be with someone who has made it financially.

Nevertheless, Feld received a lot of support on Twitter. Some even congratulated him for “dodging a bullet” by not meeting the girl.

“She’ll be telling the story of how she almost went on a date with a BAYC guy in 5 years,” 

one user commented

However, all hope’s not lost for NFT holders. Year 4000 Labs created a dating app for NFT holders earlier this month. Called the Lonely Ape Dating Club, the app focuses on matching holders of Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) with each other. However, according to reports, holders of NFTs from other projects will also get their app soon.

For people looking to go on a date, remember Feld’s story. Don’t mention you are into NFTs on Tinder, unless, of course, you want to filter out the cynics. Alternatively, look for dates within the community.

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