This guy booked a flight to meet a hookup from Grindr guy before even knowing his name

This guy booked a flight to meet a hookup from Grindr guy before even knowing his name

It took Tim Wright less than two hours to book a flight from London, England, to Helsinki, Finland, all to visit a guy he had only just met on Grindr.

But did we mention he didn’t even know the guy’s name before booking the £162.61 flight? Yeah.

On a regular morning on January 22, Wright started swapping yellow and blue messages on Grindr with a user.

“It was boilerplate Grindr fodder, ‘what do you do?’, ‘what are you into?’, exchange with a couple of pics,” he explained.

“He told me that he lives in West London and was free to meet tonight, or after he gets back from his weekend away in Helsinki and jokingly said: ‘Unless you wanted to come to Helsinki?’

“Twenty minutes later and I’ve booked my flights with Finnair.

“Another five minutes later and he gave me his name and number!”

As is dating decorum, say hi, book the flights, then get their number, and only then may you learn their name.

When Wright dropped a screenshot of the chat, Twitter’s reaction was a laundry bag of “go for it!” alongside telling him not to become a You plot line. Users expressed a mixture of concern and support towards his expert-level spontaneity.

As much as people doubt finding love on the yellow app, Wright felt energised about his date.

“I’m feeling really excited about the date!” Wright said. “I figure that there’s not really any more risk than meeting at a guy’s house or in a coffee shop. If you lived in Antwerp, it would probably be pretty normal to cross state lines to meet a cute Dutch boy for a shag!

“Best case scenario, I get a cute weekend away in Finland with him; I figure the worst case is that we don’t click and I get my own hotel and find some hunky Nord to keep me warm at night!

“Honestly, I just love to travel and am very excited to explore Helsinki either way!

“It’s gotta be a better first date than getting too drunk in a Wetherspoons and making out in a back alley.”

Must be nice, to afford the luxury of this kind of energy over a Grindr hookup. Boy, if only a gay Nigerian could just as unconscionably book a flight Lagos to Ghana or swiftly get on a bus from Lekki to Ikotun with this kind of spontaneity and no fear of kito.

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6 Comments

  1. Mitch
    January 24, 07:04 Reply

    Try it in Nigeria.
    Your name will change to “Emabinu Ndo Sorry”
    🚶🚶🚶

  2. Ken
    January 24, 07:41 Reply

    Isn’t this what gets the stupid victims killed in the movies??? You use your money to pay for flight to the psycho killer

  3. Loki
    January 24, 15:13 Reply

    I av a dream, dat one day nigeria will b like dis, sombody say amen. 😏😏

  4. Delle
    January 24, 21:25 Reply

    Ordinary trek from Mushin to Isolo, you’ll turn yourself and innocent friends to CIA agents and someone is booking a blind flight ticket 😫

    I’m just done!

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