A young Sydney woman has finally discovered the father of her baby boy after asking three of her Tinder dates.
Lucy, 26, first found out she was pregnant after taking a home test while sitting in a toilet cubicle at Sydney’s Central Station.
‘It was just really a state of shock… it was just a sort of this blankness,’ she told The Feed.
The next day Lucy went to her GP, who confirmed she was pregnant and eight-weeks along.
She booked in for a termination the following week. It was then Lucy sent her Tinder date a message.
‘We need to talk,’ she wrote in the text message
Lucy’s Tinder date called her right away. He supported her decision and offered to pay some money towards the termination.
But when Lucy went to the clinic her doctor took a bedside ultrasound and told her there was ‘no way she was only eight-weeks pregnant.’
The clinic confirmed she was over 20 weeks pregnant, meaning a termination was no longer possible and Lucy was going to be a mum.
‘My whole world tipped on its head in the space of about 20 minutes,’ she said.
With the timeline completely changing, this meant that the father was a different date she had slept with much earlier.
‘That meant that it was no longer the Tinder fellow who I had recently been dating, it was another Tinder guy who I was dating for six months in 2016, and who had moved to London,’ Lucy said.
Lucy then had to call the man she previously thought was the father. She apologised for the mix up and gave him his money back.
She then sent a message to her ex-boyfriend in London, who demanded a DNA test.
A few weeks later Lucy gave birth to a boy, who she named Charles.
Lucy moved back in with her parents, who helped look after Charles.
The parents of the ex-boyfriend in London had accepted Charles was their grandson and also offered a lot of help, while their son remained overseas.
But when Lucy opened the DNA test results in the mail she got another shock.
‘The results were that he was not the father, I remember with that I felt sick straight away.’
‘Obviously another message to poor Tinder fellow had to be written for the third time in nine months.’
After about a month she met up with her third Tinder date. Lucy said the relationship with Charles and his father is slowly growing.
A final piece of advice form Lucy when using dating apps: ‘Always wear condoms.’