Forget the meet-cute—we’ve now entered the era of the swipe-cute thanks to your Tinder addiction. Like it or not, the romantic comedy is always adapting to the latest horrors and humiliations of trying to find love, so it’s only natural that the aforementioned dating app will be central to the plot of a new movie from Warner Brothers.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Worst Tinder Date Ever” will be penned by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman, who wrote “Friends With Benefits” and two “Think Like a Man” installments. This new Tinder movie will revolve around two people who swipe right and then end up on a disastrous date. Then—you guessed it!—they fall in love.
It’s hardly an original or particularly hilarious premise, but then again that’s never stopped a romantic comedy from being a hit. The only real surprise here is that it took this long for Hollywood to bring app-based trials and tribulations to the big screen. Now we just have to wait and see whether Tinder can strip the romance out of a romantic comedy in the same way it’s robbed the joy out of dating IRL.