One Redditor might be guilty of ruining his parents' marriage due to an App Store mishap. After inheriting his dad's old iPad, the Redditor downloaded Tinder for his own uses, not realizing that the iPad was connected to his dad's iTunes account, and therefore also automatically downloaded to his dad's iPhone. That was over a year ago.
This morning, a year later, the Redditor discovered his mistake. "Today I was using his phone and saw the app and that he had actually made an account by creating one through Facebook." Wait, so that means this dad saw an app magically appear on his phone and just decided to open it? Honestly, I'd be more suspicious if that didn't sound like a textbook dad move. The Redditor clarifies, "my dad doesn't know too much about social media, he just uses Facebook."
So, what does his dad think Tinder is for? Probably not for dating. "What makes it worse is that my dad has been happily married for 26 years and is a pretty religious guy," the Redditor explains, which means either his dad is keeping some secrets (read: cheating on his wife) or he's accidentally leading on a lot of people. "He's been on Tinder for over a year in community where he's pretty well known...I'm going to hell."
The Redditor quickly deleted the Tinder app from his dad's phone, but then realized that he messed up yet again because deleting the app doesn't delete your account. It means that his dad's face is still floating out there somewhere, and that he'll probably need his dad's help to delete the account. At least he's found the silver lining: "On the plus side I can check for matches."
This dad has either reached peak dad, or he is just a run of the mill cheater. Let's hope we live in a world where it's the former.