A woman reveals how she was matched with a man on Tinder only for her would-be suitor to confess that he actually wanted her friend’s number instead.
Rebecca Keane, from Ireland, tweeted a screenshot of a man called Patrick’s message, which read: ‘Sorry thought you were the other girl in the profile pic, ask her can I have her number?’
Rebecca was unimpressed and made his lack of gallantry known by tweeting the image, which then swept the web as it touched a nerve with jaded internet daters.
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Rebecca Keane, from Ireland, matched with a man on Tinder – but her possible suitor then confessed he actually wanted her friend’s number who was in her picture
Rebecca was unimpressed by Patrick’s brash suggestion that she give her friend’s number
Rebecca, who tweeted under the name Known Only As Rebeca, showed how she shot back a response that shut down the man’s insulting comment and lack of sensitivity.
She posted: ‘She actually has a boyfriend but thanks for the confidence boost regardless,’ and used a clapping hands emoji.
Rebecca told FEMAIL: ‘I’ve matched with plenty of weirdos so it wasn’t too surprising.
‘But to wake up on a Monday morning to a message like that was a bit awful at the same time.’
Rebecca tweeted his message yesterday and quickly had Twitter users suggesting it could be a ‘neg’ while some were impressed with the man’s bravado
Twitter reacted to the out-of-order message Rebecca posted yesterday and suggested that she had overreacted and, in fact, Patrick was trying to flirt with her.
Twitter user An Appropriate Woman wrote: ‘It could be a neg?’ referring to a method of chatting up women whereby a man gives a woman a backhanded compliment.
Although one user @K3ady posted he had respect for Patrick. He posted: ‘He’s cheeky, fair play. You’ve got respect cheeky if nothing else.’
While @Jiffington suggested Rebecca could have had fun by taking the man’s number. He wrote: ‘Ask for his number to pass onto his mate and just sign him up to some sex lines.’
Patrick’s response on Tinder, is just the latest soul-crushing story to emerge from singles looking for love on the site.
Lauren Crouch, from Islington, London, was issued a refund demand for a £3.50 coffee after she told her Tinder date she didn’t feel any chemistry in November
In November, Lauren Crouch, from Islington, London, went for a coffee at Costa with her date but declined when he invited her back to his place for dinner.
The spurned date later texted her his bank details asking her to pay him back for his coffee as he didn’t like ‘wasting’ money.
Lauren said the date lasted only 32 minutes and the man had suggested they go to Costa coffee because he wanted drinking.
After 25 minutes of conversation he suggested they go to his place and he would cook her dinner as he has an Ocado delivery coming.
The Tinder date send Lauren a text after the date asking if she would like to meet up again, but Lauren replies that, while it was lovely to meet him, she wasn’t sure they had chemistry
Lauren politely declines and, again, explains that she wouldn’t go to someone’s house she barely knows. And this is when things take a turn for the peculiar
She declined explaining she wouldn’t feel comfortable going to a stranger’s house, so he left to catch his delivery service, just 32 minutes after meeting her.
He later sent Lauren a text asking if she would like to meet up again, but Lauren replied that, while it was lovely to meet him, she wasn’t sure they had chemistry.
He persisted, again asking her to his place and saying ‘let’s give us a chance’.
But Lauren politely declined and, again, explained that she wouldn’t go to someone’s house she barely knows.
And this is when things took a turn for the peculiar.
He replied: ‘Can you pay me pack for your coffee? I don’t like wasting money. Prefer to use it on a date with someone else.’