But unfortunately, it happens to some, and 28-year-old Jade Savage from Leicester was no exception.
After she spent three-and-a-half hours travelling to Peterborough to see her 27- year-old Tinder date at a station, the cruel mechanic commented on her appearance and remarked that 14-stone Jade Savage looked nothing like she had on their previous date four weeks ago and that she’d gained weight.
And then, five minutes later, she says he dropped her back at the station when she told him he was rude for insulting her again.
What a great way to charm a lady.
To make matters worse after she had been left at the station she had to wait an hour before she could get another train back.
The mum of one spoke to The Sun about her awful date and said: “I was chatting to him on the phone when I got to the train station, waiting for him to pick me up.”
“That’s when he said, ‘F*** me, you have put some weight on haven’t you?’ I was like, ‘No, you can’t say that.’
“It was clear he wanted to call the whole thing off but I still hoped we could have a nice time so we went to his car.
“But he said, ‘I can say it, it’s a fact. You have put weight on, so therefore I can joke about it.’
The date had lasted a total of 5 minutes. Still longer than some of my Tinder matches.
“I called him a pr*** but he then went berserk and said, ‘You what, you think I’m a pr***?’ He drove me back to the station and told me I had put him in a bad mood and that I had to go home.”
Miss Savage mentioned that she was already having difficulties getting to Peterborough that day as she’d missed her first coach and had to jump on the next train for her date.
As a result of her failed date, Miss Savage set up a GoFundMe page while drinking a £5 glass of wine at the station.
On her page, she included a break-down of the costs of the date and the reason why she created the fundraising page. She’s already made over £400 quid back to be fair to her.
“I see the funny side and that’s why I did the GoFundMe and it’s got £45 already, which I’m obviously very grateful for.”
The care support worker added: “‘My mates were laughing with me, saying, ‘You’ve paid £90 to go to Peterborough, be called fat and then get sent home.’ It was the worst and shortest date I’ve been on.”
Miss Savage was smart for attempting to get her money back straight away, as I would’ve been sobbing into a pack of Oreo’s.
Anyway, she isn’t the first to be insulted by a Tinder match and she won’t be the last.
And they say romance is dead.
It just well might be.
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Gugu mashava is a Journalism (aka ‘not a real degree’) student who tends to self-medicate with cocktails. She was most likely taken on by The Hook, not for her mediocre article writing skills, but to fill a diversity quota. During her anti-The Hook hours, you can find her running through fields of wheat, spending her loans wisely on sales, and improving her intellect by watching trash TV.