Whether your date is doomed or feeling hopeful, our guide to streaming movies for Tinder dates will suit any kind of rendezvous.
“Netflix and chill” has quickly become a popular option when two people decide to progress from Tinder flirting to an actual date. That raises several big questions: how do you pick an appropriate movie to watch? What kind of mood do you want to set? What if you favour another streaming service? To help you along, here are our recommendations.
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|Mystery date||One Tinder tactic is to post minimal information about yourself on your profile – eliciting a shroud of mystery. This doesn’t make your date’s job any easier as they flounder helplessly for ideas. Fear not, Friends is the universally adored staple of the entertainment world. This an easy choice for first-time dates.||Stan|
|Paired off||Some Tinder dates aren’t as random as others. Finding a few mutual friends is not only a good in but also an easy way to preclude disaster by sussing out your potential suitor beforehand. Plus, you already have one thing in common: the single life. Meanwhile, all your mutual buddies are tying the knot and having kids. There couldn’t be a more appropriate movie for this situation than Four Weddings and a Funeral.||StanPrestoFoxtel Play|
|Clueless||You and a longtime friend come across each other on Tinder and playfully swipe right. Little do they know, you’ve been pining for years, you’ve just never had the guts to say it or they’ve taken your advances as friendly banter. Watching Clueless should clarify things for your Tinder date. Note: There’s also a high chance your long-time friend knows how you feel but has politely declined your advances. Don’t be a chump.||Stan|
|Feeling romantic||Boil some spaghetti, drown it in Campbell’s tomato soup and chuck on Lady and the Tramp. The easiest way to get a sloppy, delicious kiss on the first date.||Foxtel Play|
|Nerve-racking||This one’s a no-brainer. If you’re feeling out of your league and a little bit nervous on your Tinder date, throw on The Inbetweeners. The series or movies are both fine. Not only will it break the tension with a few laughs but after experiencing the gang’s pathetic attempts at wooing the opposite sex, you’ll look like Prince or Princess Charming by comparison.||StanPrestoFoxtel Play|
|Tearing you apart||The best bad film ever made is a cult classic and endlessly quotable. If your date can’t appreciate the cheesy one-liners and over-the-top acting from everyone involved, tell them to leave their stupid comments in their pocket and show them the door.||Foxtel Play|
|Open-minded||From the absurd mind of David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer), this comedy starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston is about losing your inhibitions and finding your limits. This is the perfect film three or four dates in when you’re truly opening up to one another.||PrestoFoxtel Play|
|Not who they said they were||Did your date advertise themselves as the perfect partner but instead is a guy named Jeff who just needs a lounge to crash on? Not cool, Jeff. Watching Catfish should remind him that identity fraud on a first date is totally unacceptable behaviour.||Foxtel Play|
|Getting on your nerves||This hit series starring Mads Mikkelsen as the titular cannibal is not for the squeamish. Hannibal is bound to put a dampener on any date. If things are off to a rough start, this one will have your date running for the door in no time. *For added effect, repeatedly lick your lips during particularly gory scenes.||StanFoxtel Play|
|Missing in action||Eating by yourself at a table booked for two? Blow that joint and check out David Fincher’s brilliant adaptation of Gone Girl. It’s not going to make you feel any more hopeful about finding love, but it’s a bloody great film and your night has just freed up.||Foxtel Play|