Every time I consider trying out one of the many, many dating apps out there, it seems that a truly horrific dating app experience story will crop up, go viral, and put me off of doing it for another 3 years… which is probably for the best.
This latest dating-app horror show involves a 24-year-old woman named Kimberley who is from Morecombe, Lancashire in the UK. 3 months ago, Kimberley took a chance and went on a date with a guy she met on popular dating app Tinder, and due to this monster… I mean guys behavior, I’ll be referring to him as D. H… hopefully you’ll understand where I’m coming from.
Anyway, the two matched on Tinder and text each other for a week before they decided to meet up and go on a date. Nothing out of the ordinary so far, right?
First, they met for a coffee at a Costa (a popular coffee chain in the UK), and Kimberley commented that at this point, it was going “really well”. Then, from Costa they headed to a pub in the Lake District for some grub… and this, dear readers is where it all started heading south.
You see, this is where D. H. decided it’d be the perfect opportunity to ask dear Kimberley if she would ever consider having plastic surgery… and then went on to suggest places she should probably consider shopping before their next meeting. Um… what?
But he didn’t stop there – oh no. He then rounded the whole thing off by kicking up a giant fuss when Kimberley offered to pay. In fact, he was so distraught by this fairly common act, that he even showed her his bank balance on his phone. What an absolute JERK.
And I know, you’d think at this point it really couldn’t get any worse, but of course, D. H. had a few more “golden” tricks up his snake-like sleeves.
Three months after this absolute disaster of a first date with a man she has now described as ‘a snob and just generally a horrible person’, which I personally think is her being way, way too kind, Kimberley then received a completely unexpected message from you-know-who.
The message began:
“Hello Kimberley, I know we went on a date quite a while ago now but I’d like to explain why I haven’t messaged you.”
How INCREDIBLY thoughtful of him. Bleurrrgh.