Love Island star Yewande Biala has said that she thought she was going to be kidnapped by a Tinder date.
The Irish scientist, 23, detailed the scary experience where the man she met on the app – who she did not name – made her feel uncomfortable as he drove her home after their date.
Yewande – who says she was encouraged to use the dating app by pals – added that she did not know what to do as she had “no credit” on her phone to call anyone and added that she could not jump out of the car as she was in “the middle of nowhere.”
Speaking on Pretty Little Thing’s podcast Behind Closed Doors, reality personality Yewande detailed how she joked with the man that she thought he was “gonna be a psychopath” but when the date went well she decided to accept a lift home.
She shared: “So obviously met this guy who won’t be mentioned so his name will not be mentioned right. Were gonna call him Bob right, met Bob in tinder then decided to go on a date.”
Yewande explained: ” I got my mam to drop me somewhere close-ish enough from the house. Picked me up right, looked at him and I thought: ‘Not too bad! You don’t look like your tinder picture but you’re not too far away’. Grand.
“We were in the car we got to the bar, got some drinks it was going grand. I said to him I said to him: ‘Listen, I thought you were gonna be a psychopath but turns out you’re actually a decent person.’ We laughed.”
She then told how the man placed his hand around her and shared it was a “bit uncomfortable” as she is “hesitant when it comes to touching.”
She put her worries to one side and continued: “I got into the car with my seatbelt on. He was driving me home. Now bare in mind I live in Meath and people who live in Meath near Enfield – it is the middle of nowhere! There are cows and sheep left, right and centre. I live in the middle of nowhere.”
Yewande then said that the man started feeling her legs and “scratching with his nails.”
“He starts scratching my leg and I’m thinking ‘Oh my god what am I gonna do? I have no credit, I can’t call anyone. I can’t actually jump out the car cos I was in the middle of nowhere and what am I gonna do?’ right.
“And then he starts like asking me what colour underwear I have on! I thought I was going to get kidnapped. I was like, ‘this is how people die and get locked up in dungeons’ like this is how it happens!
“I was too scared to react cos I was like: ‘What if this goes south and he just goes insane? Then what am I going to do?'”
Yewande detailed: “So I get him to drop me in some random estate that isn’t even no where near my house, and then I end up walking home.
“Pretend like I’m going into this random persons house right, then he drives off. And then I go home and get a message saying ‘oh hey, I hope I wasn’t being too forward, hope you had a great time…’ in what life?!
“Then I went to tell my friends and they were like yeah, that normally doesn’t happened, maybe you should not use Tinder!”