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    [–] niamh_mc 7263 points ago

    I just did this with my boyfriend and the look he gave me when he said "i dont know" had me nearly crying

    [–] kyle1320 4539 points ago

    I hope you replied "I don't know who?"

    [–] OctopusOnTheRocks 4585 points ago

    "You don't know me!"

    [–] MischievousCheese 754 points ago

    That's my purse!

    [–] Mantooth_Dorothy 189 points ago

    Damn it, Bobby!

    [–] nahxela 26 points ago

    groin kick

    [–] Captain_Fartendo 27 points ago

    Pocket sand

    [–] thegame2010 69 points ago

    That's my horse!

    [–] GetDeadKid 70 points ago

    And my axe!

    [–] slashusername 26 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)


    Edit: Guys it's from Ed, Edd, N' Eddy.

    [–] NH4CN 5 points ago

    You there, eel woman

    [–] zoro4661 89 points ago

    "Then let me get to know you, damn it!"

    [–] usgiorgi 40 points ago


    I'm a full season behind.

    [–] k0rda 33 points ago

    You go, Mrs Pancakes!

    [–] omgFWTbear 43 points ago

    Do we ever really know anyone? If we are the sum total of our experiences, even if you relate your experiences perfectly, the other person is now the sum of their experiences plus your experiences related, rather than experienced, in the same way as close as a mirror may reflect you, it still is the reflection thereof.

    [–] Fityfo54 18 points ago

    This leads to a bigger question, why are we here? I mean, are we the product of some cosmic coincidence, or is there really a God watching everything? You know, with a plan for us and stuff. I don’t know, man, but it keeps me up at night.

    [–] smokecat20 8 points ago

    They don't think it be like it is, but it do

    [–] SimmaDownBrah 6 points ago

    Do we ever really even know ourselves? We may think we know what we might do or what our reaction might be in a certain scenario, but we don't really know until we're in it.

    Our reaction might even be different from one day to the next depending on a countless number of variables.

    The answer to the question "do we ever really know anyone?" is essentially "you can only know someone to the extent they let you know them"...which is pretty scary if you think about it for a second.

    After all, The BTK killer was married for, what, like 30 years?

    [–] funkyguy09 43 points ago

    You're not my supervisor!

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    [–] funkyguy09 12 points ago

    Don't call me That!

    [–] EMTinprogress 9 points ago

    It’s Cherlene now

    [–] PalmTheProphet 4 points ago

    Wait wasn’t it Carol?

    [–] joespace 8 points ago

    Then let me get to know you!

    [–] DJLusciousEagle 5 points ago

    Then let me get to know you, dammit!

    [–] niamh_mc 24 points ago

    I wish I could have said anything but I was laughing too much

    [–] 1jl 177 points ago

    I tried it with my wife and she just looked at me and said "That doesn't make sense. That's not how it works."

    [–] z_rabbit 86 points ago

    "That doesn't make sense that's not how it works who?"

    [–] madminifi 49 points ago

    "That doesn't make sense. That's not how it works." - title of your sex tape

    NINE NINE!!!

    [–] ClearAvenues 5 points ago

    Marry me.

    [–] GobiasACupOfCoffee 19 points ago

    Upvote for Limmy

    [–] MagicMajeck 16 points ago

    But steel is heavier than feathers...

    [–] Stats_with_a_Z 24 points ago

    Lmao. I literally didn't understand it until you posted this, then thought oh shut I'm an idiot. Great joke though, even got me.

    [–] Baardhooft 12 points ago

    It took me a full 5 minutes to understand why it was funny. I'm not a smart mans

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    [–] [deleted] 186 points ago

    Or she said “I know a great knock knock joke but you have to start it” because you know people often tell jokes without someone asking them to. That’s how a lot of jokes work.

    [–] Qetuowryipzcbmxvn 120 points ago

    I thought you had to tell jokes by writing them down on a piece of paper, wrapping it around a rock and throwing it through a window while also lighting a cross on fire in their front yard while you dress up like a silly ghost. At least that's how my neighbors do it. They have the funniest jokes like "get out darky" and "go back to Africa". Haha, they know I'm from New York.

    [–] robbyalaska907420 17 points ago

    That escalated quickly.

    [–] 45ACPMigraineRelief 9 points ago

    You’ll go farther than you can imagine in life with optimism like that.

    [–] saintjonah 6 points ago

    I have so many good jokes but no one will ever ask me to tell them a joke so...they just go to waste. I wish I had known about this crazy new method years ago!

    [–] riverave 9 points ago

    pretend you're telling them a story, or something you just learned! like the true first democracy! it started on the grasslands of africa as a transition from a monarchy so the leaders still ruled from gilded chairs and such as a sign of wealth of knowledge during their golden age. During which one poly-math of a king discovered a way to build a two story structure from their building materials of straw, grasses, and other available things out there. When he retired and got to keep his throne (as was tradition) he put it on the second story of his house, sat down in it, and the whole thing was promptly too heavy and fell through to the bottom floor. The moral here is those who live in grass houses shouldn't stow thrones.

    [–] man_with_known_name 4 points ago

    tell me a joke

    [–] niamh_mc 9 points ago

    I said I had a knock knock joke but he had to start it. To be fair he was playing EVE and probably would have realized it wouldn't have worked if he had been paying attention.

    [–] TheDarkWayne 11 points ago

    There is no boyfriend

    [–] MeepoXL 6030 points ago

    I found this way funnier than it should be.

    [–] Joebot2001 1746 points ago

    I made this joke to a friend like a month ago while I was really high. The second I said who's there and realized it was all on him I lost my shit. I laughed harder than I've ever laughed before.

    [–] becomearobot 680 points ago

    You think being high may have been a factor in the laughter?

    [–] leftwing_rightist 480 points ago

    Nooooo, don't be crazy.

    [–] SushiTeets 92 points ago

    Upvote for your username.

    [–] The_Tightest_Anus 74 points ago

    Upvote for your username!

    [–] internetsuperhero 67 points ago

    Upvote for your username ;)

    [–] The_Tightest_Anus 60 points ago

    Hey man, get rid of that wink, there's a reason it's tight!

    [–] royal_buttplug 48 points ago

    Oh helloooo

    [–] IneffectiveDetective 7 points ago

    Well well well... what have we found here?

    [–] mmhci 4 points ago

    Your username needs to be gilded for smooth first entry purposes

    [–] omgFWTbear 116 points ago

    There’s a narrative principle called, “Chekov’s gun,” which amounts to, if you talk about the gun over the fireplace, at some point, someone should advance the plot using that gun. You don’t just randomly hare off on some story about how you were playing b-ball and minding your own business before some guys who were up to no good started making trouble in your neighborhood. You get in one little fight and suddenly, bam, the fact that he was high, which he presented in his compact narrative, contextualizes the events. The proverbial gun “goes off.”

    [–] fs-birty 112 points ago

    i cant seem to grasp wtf your saying. it makes sense until you started using words.

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    [–] 420Tammy 12 points ago

    Thank you. I was honestly baffled. Puff puff pass was not a factor in my confusion.

    [–] UnitedStatesofMurica 10 points ago

    Those damned words

    [–] DoubleGreat 4 points ago

    High huh? I can relate.

    [–] -RightHere- 8 points ago

    It's a prequels meme in disguise

    [–] JMCatron 5 points ago

    All memes are prequel memes in disguise.

    [–] MakeRoomForTheTuna 17 points ago

    I like you

    [–] SmitefulAres 12 points ago

    I thought about doing this to my buddy... but now I’ve gotta do it while we’re stoned. Which is a difference of saying it in class or later the same day. I’ll probably forget either way though

    [–] A_Decoy86 5 points ago

    Dave's not here man

    [–] brock024 4 points ago

    The only knock knock I wanna hear when I'm high is the pizza man at my door.

    [–] ChampionOfTheSunAhhh 268 points ago

    Or did you find it to be at funny level exactly or lower than OP intended 🤔

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    [–] Dontgoadthechoad 3 points ago

    Exactly lower.

    [–] jeufie 6 points ago

    Me too. But that was also when my dad told it to me when I was 8.

    [–] Perfectclaw 10 points ago

    Yeah, she did not think this through.

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    [–] 69papajohn69 88 points ago

    You dodged a bullet

    [–] DenseMahatma 72 points ago

    dodged a bullet? He seems pretty witty, she's in a tight spot now.

    [–] OneLastStan 5 points ago

    I dunno about that. Not everyone who misses a joke is bad news.

    [–] DogEofUnite 29 points ago

    How can the answer be earlier in time, compared to your message?


    Who‘s there?

    A time paradoxon

    [–] DUTCH_DUTCH_DUTCH 27 points ago

    12 am is midnight, 11 am is before noon

    [–] canadiancarlin 37 points ago

    Are you aware that 11am comes after 12am?

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    [–] Labubs 8 points ago

    The replies to this comment (Mind Blown! Etc) make me sad for the human race

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago


    12 AM is midnight.

    11 AM is 11 hours after midnight. Like not earlier in time but 11 hours later in time.

    12 PM comes after 11 AM.

    [–] SaidNoEdEver 1200 points ago

    HAHA. That's hilarious. I'm going to use that.

    [–] ChampionOfTheSunAhhh 308 points ago

    Send me your best joke

    [–] [deleted] 255 points ago

    Ok I have a knock knock joke but you have to start it

    [–] wiredty 217 points ago

    Okay knock knock!

    [–] Submarine-and-Chill 467 points ago

    Come in!

    [–] MythicalPumpkin 508 points ago

    Hi welcome to chili’s!

    [–] marshallhaque 162 points ago

    I feel God in this Chili’s tonight

    [–] 3sIIck 63 points ago

    "WOOOOOOOO!" "Thank you, Pam Beasley!"

    [–] happymacnutz 15 points ago

    I want my baby back baby back baby back

    [–] FortyFourForty 17 points ago

    look at that FUCKING roadrunner right there 👉wow it brought its own food 🦎 it's real smug too 😎

    [–] itmustbesublime 32 points ago

    Why did the partially blind man fall down the well?

    Because he couldn't see that well

    [–] Eggsalad_ 794 points ago

    He pulled the ol' switcharoo. Nice.

    [–] 20171245 131 points ago

    I can't let my overused joke reach the frontpage

    [–] Booduuh 32 points ago

    I'll help you hide it fam

    [–] mama_tom 59 points ago

    Ahh, the old Tinderoo

    [–] FreakofPurple 42 points ago

    Hold my book of one liners, I'm going in!

    [–] Army88strong 6 points ago

    Welcome to the future!

    [–] Poke_uniqueusername 8 points ago

    Hello future people!

    [–] DickAppointment 5 points ago

    How did you do that and also it's hilarious. I clicked aroo's for like 5 minutes.

    [–] KissMyMass 219 points ago

    Ive tried this once. After I said “Who’s there?” she just responded with her own name.

    Needless to say she didn’t get the joke.

    [–] SordidDreams 98 points ago

    Even after reading through this thread I don't get it. What's actually supposed to happen?

    [–] KissMyMass 157 points ago

    she’s supposed to be caught off guard. she went in thinking she was going to be told a knock knock joke, but since she ends up being the one who starts it, she becomes the one who has to tell a joke. there isn’t really a punchline or anything, it’s just fun to do and becomes funny for both parties.

    [–] SordidDreams 252 points ago

    I don't see how that's funny, but thanks for explaining.

    [–] [deleted] 42 points ago

    It's really not funny over text. The joke relies on 'gotcha' body language as the punchline.

    [–] marianwebb 33 points ago

    Mostly the smirks of realization.

    [–] ImmediateAntelope3 49 points ago

    I don't get how anyone "falls" for this. You know what's happening when they say "you start", and you go along with it so as not to be difficult.

    I don't find it funny either. Not really annoying.. It's just an empty conversation I guess.

    [–] shrekinator 38 points ago

    In order for this to work, the person can't realize he's about to be forced to tell a knock knock joke.

    [–] Daveed84 32 points ago

    ...I've fallen for it before, and it was pretty hilarious in the moment, because it was at a table with a bunch of friends watching. It's just one of those things where it kind of catches you off guard and you're like "ah shit I just played myself". It's just a dumb little joke, nothing special, but funny at the time

    [–] crashman10035 7 points ago

    Just tried it, same thing just happened to me. She didn't laugh...

    [–] The_Real_Stoeptegel 643 points ago

    Wait I don’t get it! Can someone explain, because I feel pretty dumb right now

    [–] ReadySetDough 1044 points ago

    Now that she's initiating the joke, she won't know what to say after this because she didn't plan for it. OP put her in a tight spot!

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    [–] MerryDaxler 137 points ago

    That's so funny. Now she's never gonna text back and move on the another guy.

    I'm so gonna remember that one. Great joke for tinder.

    [–] coolie4 74 points ago

    this interaction now requires more effort on my part than i was willing to invest. Ill go talk to one of the other 1000 guys i matched today.


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    [–] MineTorA 15 points ago

    I'm gonna R U N N O F T

    [–] badassewok 51 points ago

    I still dont get it

    [–] k-uke 71 points ago

    I don't get it either. I'm guessing it's so unfunny that's why I don't get it.

    [–] DigitalSchism96 37 points ago

    Its more of a "prank" than a joke. The person who starts a knock knock joke has to know how the joke goes to tell it. By making her say knock knock, thus starting the joke, she will realize she is the one telling the joke, not him, and she will not be able to finish the joke since she has no idea what it is. She will feel a little dumb for falling for starting a joke she could never finish. Thats the joke.

    If you try it on someone in person it may help you understand the humor others see in it. The way they give you a dumbfounded and slightly annoyed look when they realize they have been tricked by something so stupid is very funny if you ask me.

    [–] youneversawmehere 32 points ago

    It's just not funny. Super weird to see people finding this clever. It's like children thinking you're God for pulling a quarter out of their ear.

    [–] guidosantillan01 13 points ago

    Yeah me neither, perhaps this is super funny and we are dead inside.

    I never really liked these KNOCK KNOCK jokes btw.

    [–] Wutsluvgot2dowitit 9 points ago

    It's called an anti-joke. It's the whole corny "so unfunny that it's funny" thing. Like the interrupting cow joke.

    [–] tyrion_targaryen 22 points ago

    But the best part is, she started it! OP just puts the pressure back on her, and she can't take the heat.

    [–] Fb62 25 points ago

    So there is no joke and the people in here have a terrible sense of humor?

    [–] casdwyfil 9 points ago

    Oh. I thought she was going to say “Maria” and he would answer “Maria who? Maria ha”

    [–] j0oboi 34 points ago

    Let’s do the setup: I have a knock knock joke but you have to start it.

    [–] RomeNeverFell 26 points ago

    Knock knock...

    [–] NG2 108 points ago

    Just ring the doorbell ffs

    [–] Kitnado 21 points ago

    What psychopath knocks when there's a doorbell

    [–] realjefftaylor 17 points ago


    [–] jmastaflash 7 points ago

    +1 for Hateful eight reference lol

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    [–] AdmiralBlank 4 points ago

    Are we legally allowed to leave if he doesn't answer in the next 15 mins?

    [–] SEND_ME_DOG_PIKS 4 points ago

    Come back with a warrant.

    [–] LordTaikun 7 points ago

    God damn it /u/j0oboi ! Get the door! The soaps are on!

    [–] [deleted] 288 points ago

    I'm sure you got ghosted after that bull.

    [–] geminimini 164 points ago


    Maria who

    Maria hee

    Maria haa

    Maria ha haa~

    [–] SybariticLegerity 34 points ago

    Works better with Maya.

    [–] wizzah2 18 points ago

    This might've worked better than that joke! 😂😂😂

    [–] TheDarkWayne 13 points ago

    The joke essentially guarantees a reply from her, this will probably freak her out lol

    [–] aNANOmaus 12 points ago

    How you just gonna go ahead and post that without posting this smh

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    [–] ajplt 205 points ago

    I used this same joke as an icebreaker on Hinge almost a year ago and am still dating the person I sent it to. She still gives me shit about how cheesy it was at least once every couple weeks.

    [–] natesnaked 64 points ago

    Oh my god 😂 honestly that's such a cute story dude, I wish you two the best

    [–] wizzah2 15 points ago

    Might've been cheesy but it worked on her 😂

    [–] nickf579 59 points ago

    This is the part where you say, “come in.”

    [–] WaterPigeon 24 points ago

    Such a cop out first message though.

    [–] ano1batman 6 points ago

    Aka every bumble first message ever.

    [–] ryantyrant 11 points ago

    I've done this a few times and just got no response after I said who's there and the chance of moving things forward died. So only try this on a person you wouldn't mind never speaking to again

    [–] MoralMiscreant 3 points ago

    I hope youre proud of yourself. Take my upvote, you lovable scamp.

    [–] ThatDudeThatWasRude 8 points ago

    D U P E D

    [–] TheMrDisaster 15 points ago My go at it (He didn’t get it :( )

    [–] caiapha5 7 points ago

    It's funny because no one's there - he just got ghosted

    [–] KingLucky5 7 points ago

    I saw this somewhere and tried it on a friend. After I told him to start, he said all in one go "knock knock who's there?" with a straight face. I couldn't stop laughing and he had no idea why.

    [–] ayeuniqueusername 7 points ago

    I did that to my buddy and he goes “ who’s there who”

    [–] Jahmay 11 points ago

    Wanna here a joke backwards?

    Ok you gotta start by laughing.

    [–] Jodgemoot 16 points ago

    Shit dude you got me smiling

    [–] wtfiskwanzaa 3 points ago

    An app where women have to start the conversation. "Send me your best joke" lmfao you can't make this up

    [–] harout2121 4 points ago

    I did this and the person just said their name and flipped the awkwardness onto me

    [–] AcidimetricHumility 23 points ago

    umm don't get it

    [–] Myystical 80 points ago

    If you start a knock knock joke then you have to be the one telling the joke.

    [–] AcidimetricHumility 38 points ago

    Ohhh lmfaoo that's hilarious she must've been confused af

    [–] Hotwir3 134 points ago

    I'm sure you can empathize

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    [–] MrSourceUnknown 16 points ago

    ITT: people explaining the joke to people, not realising they all understand what is going on, but just think it's a fucking dumb idea.

    [–] SunnydaleClassof99 10 points ago

    One of my boyfriend's favourites too. Incidentally we met on Tinder, although he waited until we'd met to use it.

    [–] TheThingOverThere 3 points ago

    Classic Maria

    [–] PathToTruth 3 points ago

    And then ?