We’ve all probably had first dates we’d rather forget, but spare a thought for Samara Hnaien.
The 22-year-old ended up in the emergency room after getting a severe allergic reaction from her Tinder date Charles Harris, 23, who had eaten a peanut butter sandwich beforehand.
In a series of videos shared to TikTok that have since had a combined 2.2 million views, the Australian pair revealed how they had decided to meet up at Mr Harris’ house for the first time after connecting on Tinder.
The pair kissed and were “mid hook up” when Ms Hnaien began to get a “tingling feeling” in her mouth which “feels like an allergic reaction”.
Confused because the only thing she was allergic to was peanuts and she hadn’t had any, Ms Hnaien asked her date if he had consumed peanuts recently.
“He’s like, ‘yeah I had a peanut butter sandwich just before you came over’,” Ms Hnaien recounted in a video.
Panicking, Ms Hnaien instructed a confused Mr Harris to stab her in the thigh with her EpiPen and take her to hospital.
The pair ended up staying in the emergency room until 5.30am the next morning so she could be treated for her anaphylactic allergic reaction.
Fortunately the date’s unexpected turn hasn’t put the pair off each other and they both told Buzzfeed News they plan on going on a second date.
Ms Hnaien also praised Mr Harris for how well he handled the “confronting” experience of stabbing someone you just met with an EpiPen.
“He handled the situation as best as he could’ve. I was actually really impressed,” Ms Hnaien told Buzzfeed.
“He was really caring and genuine and made me feel at ease and kept reassuring me to not feel embarrassed or anything like that because I was just mortified and felt so bad for him.”
TikTok users also praised Mr Harris and Ms Hnaien for how they handled the unexpected first date situation, commenting that “you will tell your grandchildren about this”.
“You still stayed with her, she will date you forever,” one person wrote, while another commented: “You guys are defs gonna get married.”