Love In The Time Of Tinder: Should You Still Give Flowers On The First Date?

With the rising popularity of Tinder and other online dating apps, the world of dating has changed dramatically. It’s become easier than ever to score a first date through Tinder, but the rules and etiquette that come along with it are no longer the same as how it used to be several years ago.

Many men wonder if it’s still acceptable to give flowers on a first date with someone that you met on Tinder. While the act may be considered chivalrous, acceptance of such a gesture is debatable at best; but the truth is that not many women prefer to be given flowers on a first date especially with someone that they met on Tinder. On the other hand, some women still prefer to be treated the old-school way, and getting wood with flowers is one of the surefire ways to get her attention.

Here at Floral Garage, it’s not uncommon for us to see men ordering flowers as a gift for women that they’ve met on Tinder which are to be given on their first date. We still think that there are two sides to a coin when it comes to this aspect of dating; let’s break down the pros and cons.

Benefits Of Giving Flowers On A First Tinder Date

Even though dating is much more casual through Tinder, this doesn’t mean that some women wouldn’t appreciate being given flowers. For many females out there, one simple act of chivalry and thoughtfulness can go a long way and help a man stand out from dozens of other dating prospects who didn’t think twice about making her feel good with flowers.

Of course, when you give flowers, this shouldn’t be the only chivalrous thing you should do. You should be consistent in your behavior if you are a true gentleman by doing things such as opening the door for her, and letting her order first. One bouquet of flowers isn’t guaranteed to land you a second date, because at the end of the day it will all depend on your behavior as well as the chemistry (or lack thereof).

However, it’s understandable that men wouldn’t want to give flowers on the first date with every woman that they meet on Tinder. Certainly some women will stand out more than others, and if you’ve already spent a significant amount of time chatting online and see that there is a high chance of good chemistry off the app, then you may want to put your best foot forward on the first date by giving her flowers. We at Floral Garage also encounter many return clients who send flowers on delivery to women after the first date; so this is also something that you can consider for later on if the date goes well.

Disadvantages Of Giving Flowers On A First Tinder Date

No matter how good your online chemistry is, some women just wouldn’t appreciate being given flowers on the first Tinder date. For one, it may seem like you are engaging in desperate behavior; some may perceive the act of being given flowers as a way of telling them, “Please like me.” Naturally you don’t want to seem needy especially on a first Tinder date.

Another disadvantage is that giving flowers may seem awkward and pushy. If there hasn’t been much chemistry online, the gesture of giving flowers may seem like you are forcing a connection where there really isn’t one in the first place. Doing so may make the entire first date awkward and difficult for both people involved, which will probably not land you a second date at all.

Many women also view the act of being given flowers as something that’s outdated or antiquated; or they simply have nothing to do with the flowers and don’t see it as anything special. If you’re dating a girl who sees it from this perspective, giving her flowers won’t score you any bonus points nor will it secure you a second date.


To save yourself the guesswork or embarrassment of not knowing if a woman would like to receive flowers on a first date or not, perhaps it would be better to wait until you know her a little better. This way you can decide if she is worth giving flowers to, or if she would appreciate such a sweet gesture on a special occasion or if she’s having a bad day.

It would really all depend on how you gauge the woman to be; but if you think that you’re really hitting it off and that she would appreciate it, then by all means you should bring flowers along on the first date.

If you are going on a first Tinder date and would like to make a good first impression, we at Floral Garage can suggest beautiful flowers or bouquets that are suitable for the occasion.

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