'Worst part of this worst date is me': This actress burst into tears on first ever Tinder date

Emily Hampshire burst into tears during a night out with a Tinder date.

The 39-year-old actress has revealed she turned to the dating app after splitting from her husband Matthew Smith, but the whole experience quickly became a total disaster.

She recalled: “I was freshly divorced and probably not ready to put myself out there. Tinder had just come out, so I started swiping. I see this guy sans tiger. And he looks clean and, like, employable and not a serial killer. So, like all the boxes: check, check, check.”

The Schitt’s Creek star exchanged numerous messages with her date before their first face-to-face meeting.

However, Emily was overcome with nerves as she prepared for her big night out.

She told Us Weekly: “I don’t remember the complete ensemble because my memory is trying to block this traumatic night out of my memory, but it involved like skinny spandexy jeans and heels.

“The only thing I hate more than both those things is both of them together.”

After they sat down at a table, Emily burst into tears and as her date tried to calm her down, her make-up rubbed off on the guy.


She recalled: “He laughed when snot blew out of my nose and hugged me. When he hugged me [with] his very clean white shirt, I basically left, like, an imprint of the joker face on his white shirt.”

Emily admitted that the date was a total disaster and she holds herself responsible for the chaotic night out.

She added: “I don’t know if it’s clear to you, but the worst part of this worst date is me.”

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Despite this, Emily has remained in touch with the guy and they’re now good friends.

She said: “To this day, this is years later, we laugh about the snot bubble. My first ever Tinder date, Ari, is still my dear friend.”


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