Woman says she matched with a thief and his victim on a dating app and the story is wild

Woman says she matched with a thief and his victim on a dating app and the story is wild

With the recent invention of dating apps, meeting new people for hookups or relationships has been completely revolutionised. No longer do we have to get dolled up and go out to bars or rely on mutual friends to set us up with our potential partners; these days, all you have to do is swipe right.

But along with this new easy system comes a whole host of other challenges. It's pretty difficult to convey your personality through a few short messages, for instance, and you never quite know for sure whether or not you'll "click" with someone until you meet them.

And then, of course, there's the occasional strange encounter that just simply wouldn't happen in real life.

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Earlier this week, one Tinder user named Emily Cochran ran into a rather bizarre situation when she began talking to a guy who had just "found" a rack of Lacroix on the street... and then - by sheer coincidence - the dude who the drinks originally belonged to.

In a post on Twitter, Cochran said: "IM TALKING TO A GUY WHO GOT HIS LACROIX STOLEN, AND THE GUY WHO STOLE HIS LACROIX. CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS."

She then shared screenshots of their conversations as evidence:

But the story doesn't end there. Instead of leaving Drew (the thief!) to enjoy his illegitimately-acquired beverages, she decided to intervene. She told him to leave the drinks where they were, then got Raymond (the unwitting victim) to return to the spot in order to pick up his precious cans - though Drew had already enjoyed a couple by that point.

Rather than just ditch the drinks and run, though, Drew stuck around to meet Raymond, and the two really hit it off.

And then they hung out for a bit.

But this left Cochran with a bit of a dilemma. Which of the two guys did she like the best?

Of course, she let Twitter decide that.

At the moment, Ramond is winning - but the two guys are still hoping they're in with a chance.

"I’d say there’s something of a bromance there, but the knowledge of an imminent battle for a date with Emily is definitely preventing said bromance from actualising," Raymond says.

Meanwhile, everyone who saw the post was absolutely loving it.

"This is the best threesome, ever. Also, the most millennial," said one person.

"I hope the guys end up together," joked another.

As far as love stories go, then, this is a pretty good one. It's got intrigue, drama, conflict, and - most important of all - Lacroix.