A woman has been left shocked after a man who’d bought her a drink asked to be reimbursed because she didn’t go home with him.
Chlo Matthews, from London, took to Twitter to express her disillusionment with the world after she received a text message from a man she’d shared a drink with the previous evening.
“So a guy bought me a drink when I was out last night and I gave him my number and …,” she wrote.
“Chlo Matt is officially retiring from nights out.”
So a guy bought me a drink when I was out last night and I gave him my number and...— Chlo Matthews (@chlojmatthews8) June 1, 2019
Chlo Matt is officially retiring from nights out pic.twitter.com/FpCzd4Yyv0
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She went on to share a screenshot showing a series of text messages she’d received from the stranger in question asking her to pay him back for the drink he’d bought her.
Messaging her the following morning at first he seemed unsure about who she was writing: “Hey who’s this?x”
The student paramedic replied to say they’d met in a bar the previous night.
After the gentle nudge to remind him, he replied to ask if she was the one wearing a denim dress.
Then he dropped his pay-back bombshell: “Nice one ;) could you transfer me for those drinks I bought you lat nite [sic] since we didn’t go home togeva [sic] wasn’t really worth my time was it lol x.”
Who said chivalry was dead, eh?
And besides since when did accepting a drink from someone mean you were automatically obliged to sleep with them?
Unsurprisingly, the Internet had some thoughts about the unnamed man’s behaviour:
This is a joke surely? Is this what society has come to?— BlackTopMedia (@BlackTopMediaUK) June 1, 2019
Wow... I have no words! Apart from wtaf is wrong with people!— Sgt Tea Plod (@MetPolSgt) June 2, 2019
Send him 1p and say that was what he was worth!
Invoice him for the time you spent talking to him and deduct the drinks bill from it. He’ll still owe you and you can tell him use the balance for admission to charm school.— uɐɯuǝd ʎuoʇ (@tonzerp) June 2, 2019
What a plonker.
Sadly, this isn’t the only example of unsavoury dating behaviour.
Earlier this year, one woman took to Twitter after a dinner date called her 'disrespectful' for not texting him after he paid, despite the fact he didn’t contact her either.
In another baffling incident, a woman received an almost unbelievable set of ‘tips’ from a guy she met through Tinder – three months after their ‘disaster date’.
Who said romance was dead?
This kind of behaviour likely won’t come as a shock to one dating expert who has criticised British men, saying they don’t make any “effort” while dating.
“Brit men just spend too much time at pubs,” dating expert Clementine LaLonde, 36, tells Yahoo UK.
“And as if it is not enough, they bring their dates to the pub as well.
“Guys, seriously? Going to a pub is not a date. Put some effort in and plan a proper date!"