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True Scumbags Tale
A clothes designer who tried to let a man down gently*following just one date received a request for cash from him to cover the money he spent on drinks.
********38, from London, was only on her second date after joining the online apps Plenty of Fish and Tinder when a three-year long relationship ended just before Christmas.
Despite the date at a Clapham pub going well and Miss******. thinking he was "normal and sweet", she texted him to let him know she was not interested in meeting a second time.
However, she was left in disbelief when the man replied to say he was "devastated" and asked for a "contribution for the drinks I spent on you", finishing the message with his account number and sort code.
After she had ended up taking his watch home by mistake, the man told her not to post it back because "it'd be too painful to receive the watch in the post and remind me of you".
Miss ******* reply informed the man that she had paid him £42.50 back and donated the same amount again to a donkey sanctuary, claiming she had never laughed so hard.
She said: "I had only been using dating apps for about a month, mainly Tinder*and Plenty of Fish.*I met him on Plenty of Fish and I thought he seemed really nice and normal, with a good profession as I'm a career girl and he seemed quite sensible.
"I have been a bit of a date monster [before my last relationship], but I'd only been on one other date with someone else before I met him.
"When I got the text, I was crying with laughter - I honestly thought he was joking. But then I realised he was serious.
"Everyone in my office has been snorting and crying with laughter at the text too.*People have just been like 'oh my God, is he joking' after seeing the message.*My life does feel a bit ridiculous at the moment. I just think 'why me?'"
In the text, her one-time date expressed his adoration and disappointment at being jilted and admitted he had saved up to take her out.
The text read: "Hi, thanks for your honesty. I had a really nice time with you and the truth is I'm a bit devastated atm [at the moment] having read your note.*
"I really fancied you and saved up some money to take you on a nice date; as it didn't work out I'd be grateful if you could send along something to contribute for the drinks I spent on you thinking I'd at least get to see you again.
"The total cost of the night was c.£85, and as it'd be too painful to receive the watch in the post and remind me of you I thought that you might be interested to know the cost of that was €20. Happy for you to do what you feel is right, especially considering my badly damaged feelings atm."
Miss****** decided to*refund him, but not without letting him know how funny she found it all.
She said: "Am a bit surprised - how can he be so devastated about just one date?*I only ended up with his watch because we were both messing around and he was wearing my hat, so in return he gave me it to wear.
"When we both went to say goodbye we both forgot I still had his watch on.*I decided to pay him the £42.50 back for my share of the cost, but I also donated the same amount to a donkey sanctuary.
"I saw a post on Facebook about them and I think they are such a lovely charity and they post really funny pictures.
"He has since messaged back and he put 'I feel like the donkey sanctuary has come out better from this situation'. I just text him back saying 'eeyore'."
The Donkey Sanctuary were delighted to hear that*Miss ****. quick sense of humour would benefit their animals********, publicity officer at The Donkey Sanctuary, said: "Here at The Donkey Sanctuary we appreciate every donation that funds our life changing work. We were very pleased to hear that*****continued to support the Sanctuary in such an interesting situation."
Miss. ******dating life has become such a topic of ridicule in her office that her colleagues even suggested she write a book about her misfortune.
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