Judge Judy's first Grindr case

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If you haven’t seen at least one episode of Judge Judy, there’s a good chance you’ve been living under a rock for the past 18 years (or you never got Channel 10, which sucks for you).

Well, 71-year-old Judge Judith Sheindlin got a serious lesson in 21st century dating when two men entered her courtroom in a financial dispute (one claims the cash was a loan, the other says it was a gift – standard stuff, really).

Things got interesting when Judy asked the defendant Adam Murphy to explain how the pair had met, especially considering the plaintiff was noticeably older than the 23-year-old grad student.

“Um, we met on a, um… social website,” says Murphy. “Um, it’s actually called Grindr… Grindr, it’s an app. For your phone or your iPad. It’s a social app that tells you where homosexual males are and their proximity. To where you are.”

You’ve got to feel a little sorry for Murphy – explaining what Grindr is to Judge Judy is kind of like bringing the guy you met on Tinder home and trying to explain how you got together to your grandma.

Plus, the audience could barely contain themselves as soon as he dropped the word Grindr. No wonder the Judge smelled a rat.

When the plaintiff said they met up at Applebee’s to make friends, she barked back, “No, then you go on a website to make friends! You go with college friends! But you went on a particular website. I mean, if I were looking to just make friends, I wouldn’t go on a website that said, you know, it’s just for little old Jewish ladies. I would try to expand my horizons a bit, do you understand?”

Seems like the one who really expanded their horizons that day was Judge Judy, but she proved she’s still a boss by throwing out the case.