A girl matched together with her former landlord on Hinge — and agreed to a date if he'd pay for it with the safety deposit she didn't get again

  • Heather DuBois matched together with her former landlord on Hinge.
  • She requested him to pay for the date with the safety deposit he did not give her again.
  • It was cathartic, however to her disappointment, DuBois stated, he unmatched together with her instantly.

When 28-year-old Heather DuBois matched together with her former landlord on Hinge, she agreed to seize drinks with him below one situation: that he’d pay for them with the safety deposit he had refused to provide again to her.

DuBois, who moved to Nashville in 2021 together with her then-boyfriend, instructed Insider she’d acknowledged the surroundings in his profile picture — it was her favourite spot on her former townhouse’s rooftop. 

In a message, the person invited DuBois out for espresso and shared his Instagram account. Due to the account identify, DuBois realized the potential match was her former landlord, who she instructed Insider she’d solely met as soon as earlier than when first touring the property. (Insider confirmed the identify on DuBois’ lease matched the identify on the social media account).

Their working relationship had ended poorly; DuBois instructed Insider she and her ex-boyfriend had left the condo in the identical or higher situation as their move-in day — paying $400 for a service to wash it earlier than shifting out, she stated. Nonetheless, she stated the couple was denied their sizable safety deposit of $1,400 with none particular clarification. On the time, DuBois was shifting out as a result of she and her boyfriend had cut up up, and he or she did not have the vitality to pursue the matter additional, she stated. 

Eight months later, that former landlord was in her Hinge DMs asking her out on a espresso date. Amused by the bizarre, seemingly karmic present from the universe, DuBois posted a semi-viral TikTok recounting what had occurred on Might 1. 


Invested viewers known as the scenario a brand new “Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan” rom-com, whereas others brainstormed vigilante justice resembling agreeing to a date with the intention to serve him a lawsuit, or occurring “simply sufficient dates for him to pay sufficient to equal the deposit.” 

As an alternative, on Hinge, DuBois typed out: “Certain! However you are paying, take it out of my safety deposit,” with a smiley-face emoji and hit ship.

Sadly, DuBois stated when she opened the app once more later, he’d unmatched her.

“Truthfully upset — he was type of cute. It may have been like a very shaggy dog story,” she stated in a Might 2 replace. 

However, total, DuBois is pleased with the bizarre flip of occasions that gave her the ultimate phrase and a very good story. She even gained some new followers out of it.

Nearly a yr later, she’s in a markedly higher place now — she’s “gained independence again,” and is specializing in doing her personal factor, not relationship a ton, and having fun with an sudden, full-circle second that she’s eager to giggle off. She even gained a “couple hundred” followers from it. 

“I imply I do want it ended with me getting my $1,400 again,” DuBois instructed Insider. “However, we’ll take this.”