Nobody ever wants to be rejected, but it’s always best to take it with good grace.

It’s a lesson one man needs to learn, after messages he sent to a former love-interest went viral.

A woman was shocked when a man she briefly dated sent her some entitled messages.

She shared them on social media, in the hope she wasn’t the only one who thought he was out of order.

Alex Colboth, from Wisconsin posted screenshots of the messages on social media, captioned “It’s the audacity for me.”

The spurned lover wrote: “Hi Alex, hope you’re doing well. Would you mind letting me know what your Venmo is?

“The reason I ask is since you and I won’t be seeing each other anymore, it’s only fair to ask for equal payment from you for the dates we went on.

“I believe it was 3 separate times we went out bars/restaurants where I paid for us both each time.

“I’d say $35 (£25) is more than fair for your food and drinks that I got during those dates. I view you as a fair girl, I hope you’ll consider reimbursing me. Thanks!”


Social Media Response

Alex wasn’t alone in her shock. Twitter users were horrified by the messages, with one writing: “Dating is like gambling. you put your time, money, whatever into it and sometimes it doesn’t work out and you leave empty-handed. you made the decision to spend money and now you’re mad you didn’t win? The casino don’t owe you sh**.”

Another added: “Men who do [that] are telling you that they only see you as a product to consume and if they don’t get unlimited access to you they want to be reimbursed for their “transaction”.”

Someone else chimed in: “Proves that men do things just to want something in return.”

However, one person sided with the man in question saying: “I have never personally done this, but I think it’s ok. CK managed to say something uncomfortable, was honest about what he was hoping to accomplish and did it respectfully. I think it’s wack y’all poor shaming this dude. Y’all forget how many people outta work, cold and hungry?”

Another man caused upset when he responded: “Lol but y’all want men to delete nudes after y’all break up… but y’all don’t wanna send half the money back.  I personally think this is a wonderful idea!!. Pay that man!”

Someone else offered to take Alex out and said he wouldn’t ask for a refund. Smooth.

It doesn’t seem like Alex sent the date the refund, and she posted another sassy response of: “How I’m going to sleep tonight knowing I still have that $35”

Would you ever ask a former date for a refund if they didn’t want to see you again?

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