The popular narrative we hear about Tinder dates gone awry normally involves a catfish-type scenario.

But one UK woman clearly had no intention of lying when she turned down a Tinder date, and her excuse has taken the Twittersphere by storm.

While many of us think long and hard to find a believable reason to let someone down easy, this woman clearly knew honesty was the best policy.

Posting a screenshot of the conversation, Brad Galloway from North Yorkshire in the UK shared the unexpected way he was turned down by his Tinder match.

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Deciding New Year's Eve would be a good time to meet up, Brad asked his love interest what she was doing.

And we're guessing he never expected her to respond with this: "Having my baby ah. Gutted I'm not out tonight."

The chat has gone viral, gaining 127,000 likes and a thread of responses making light of the situation.

Attracting replies from hysterical users online, one response features a picture of a woman's baby bump painted with the words, "Tinder Surprise".

Brad probably assumed he'd receive an excuse along the lines of "already partying with friends" or "going to a gig". Instead she replied: "Am in hospital."

Concerned she may have done something such as drank too much, he checked she was alright.

But when he learned she was in labour, he realised he was onto a real winner, of sorts.

One Twitter user posted a picture response which has now been liked over 600 times, which shows her pregnant belly with a drawing over it saying 'Tinder Surprise'. Photo / Twitter
One Twitter user posted a picture response which has now been liked over 600 times, which shows her pregnant belly with a drawing over it saying 'Tinder Surprise'. Photo / Twitter

One Twitter user labelled the situation "modern dating" but most had no words, responding instead with GIFs of people laughing or "LOOOOL" and "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA."

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Bewildered Twitter users turned to laughter expressions including crying face emojis to show their feeling towards the exchange. Photo / Twitter
Bewildered Twitter users turned to laughter expressions including crying face emojis to show their feeling towards the exchange. Photo / Twitter