A Melbourne woman thought she'd found the perfect match on Tinder, only to discover he was already in a serious relationship.
Alita Brydon had been emailing the man "personal and intimate" but "mundane" messages for a few weeks, but were struggling to arrange a time to meet in real life.
He lived two hours away, and was busy juggling work and kids but was "readily available on the phone", The Sun reports.
Finally, the day came where he told her he'd be in the area and they should go and grab a drink together.
The date was going well from the very beginning.
On MamaMia, Brydon wrote: "Without saying a word he laid his lips on me, laid his palm on my lower back and kissed me. It was happening. Everything was coming together."
Afterwards, Brydon was overjoyed with how the date had gone and was confident things would progress. She was under the impression: "I'd met the one."
When she woke the next day, she was hit with the truth. She received a message from an unknown woman that said, "stay away from my boyfriend".
It turned out, the woman had met the man after Brydon matched with him, and she had already introduced him to her family.
Furthermore, they'd made plans to live together and he'd apparently bought her an engagement ring.
Brydon apologised to the woman, and then went on to block the man, and wants to warn others to be cautious about who they trust on dating applications.
Brydon has previously shared information about her dating life, revealing her Tinder addiction, where she was spending money to maintain her gold membership.
She told News Corp, she'd spent 1460 hours on the app.
"What if a match with Mr Right is only $3 away? It's like having a pokie machine in your phone, just one more hit and you might win the romantic jackpot," Brydon explained.
"Surely, love is worth an extra three bucks! I was getting deeper and deeper into the Tinder trap."
Her profile on the dating app has since been deleted.