Dating can be tough, especially when you’re looking for a match online. Apps like Tinder provide various methods of meeting new people, but unfortunately, you’re never quite sure what you’re going to get. Kimberley Latham-Hawkesford, a 24-year-old Aldi employee, learned this lesson firsthand when she went on a date with (who I would deem) the biggest jerk in the world.
The two messaged and chatted for a week before deciding to meet up.
Initially, the pair met at a local coffee shop, where things went really well. As a result, her date decided to bring her to a pub where they could grab some food.
That’s when things started going downhill.
Kimberley’s date began making concerning comments. The young man asked her if she’d be open to plastic surgery and suggested stores where she could purchase clothes for their next date. When Kimberley offered to pay for the meal, he took offense. According to reports, the young man even pulled up his banking app to show her the balance on the screen.
It was fair to say the night had turned into a total disaster, but like any other horrific dating story, Kimberley figured she’d just never see him again and that would be the end of it— and it was, until three months later.
Amongst the ridiculously rude advice, he tells her she should lose weight, get extensions, stop talking about herself, and laugh at his jokes— but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
“Hello Kimberley,” he wrote.
“I know we went on a date quite a while ago now but I’d like to explain why I haven’t messaged you. I feel like you could have made the date much better, here’s [sic] a few reasons why. I apologize if I offend you.”
From here, the bullet-pointed list of advice began:
“If you lost some weight you would look incredible. Maybe about a stone or so.”
“You are very pale. I know you aren’t a fan of the sun, but a bit of a fake tan won’t hurt.”
“You have quite big boobs so you should show off your cleavage more.”
“I think you need to wear clothes that suit your figure and maybe update your style slightly. Just so I’m not embarrassed to be seen with you.”
“You need to dye your hair a normal color and add extensions. Longer hair is much more attractive.”
“You need to look more natural, stop wearing makeup. Just make yourself look decent but don’t overkill it.”
“Your lips have gone down so you should think of getting more filler. I know you said you regretted it but filler would make you sexier.”
“You need so much more confidence, confidence is sexy!”
“The fact that you take things slow makes you look like a prude. I didn’t get a kiss which messed with my ego. Be more sensitive to others’ feelings.”
“When we had food, I know you got a salad but having a full-fat coke is more calories you really don’t need.”
“You need to keep your past to a minimum. I don’t care about it and what you went through.”
“Get a sense of humor. You didn’t laugh at a single one of my jokes.”
“You just seemed a bit stuck up. Sort your personality out.”
“You made me feel like shit when you offered to pay. It’s like you thought I didn’t have enough money after telling you how much is in my account.”
“You didn’t compliment me once.”
When Kimberley posted the message to Facebook, it went viral for obvious reasons.
Luckily, although she admits she was initially “mortified” by the list, she now finds humor in the scenario: “The more I read it, the funnier it became. I couldn’t understand how a guy could say such things to a woman.”
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