We’re going to be honest; online dating is not great.
Oh sure, there are definitely positives compared to traditional dating, like a better chance you and your date may have something in common, but there is also the danger of a certain level of anonymity.
Like insulting your dress.
20-year-old Thea Lauryn Chippendale experienced this first hand when she matched with a man named George on Tinder.
Men are trash. (Included the pic he’s on about 🙃) pic.twitter.com/3pi6NHl0Oy— Thea Lauryn Chippendale 🌹 (@theachippendale) April 28, 2019
George starting things off so charmingly, saying
“Not gonna lie you’re a bit of a joke but that dress in the last photo is not doing any favours. Hope this helps”
Wow. That is certainly a thing to say to someone you don’t know.
Not a great thing, just… a thing.
Thea did not take this lying down.
“Why did you feel like you needed to comment on it? Is your head that far up your own arse that you thought your opinion mattered?”
If you were a smart man, you probably would have taken the hint and left. Well, if you were smart, you probably wouldn’t have sent the first message to begin with, but let’s focus on where we are.
George continues to demonize himself, saying,
“Literally had to tell you else I wouldn’t of slept. It’s awful you not reckon? Charity shop job! I tell you what…GROW UP! And shop somewhere decent! Thanks. Hope this helps.”
You know what, George? That really did help.
wow i can smell his insecurity from here hahahahaha, u are literally gorgeous tho omg x— maryellen👑 (@_princxss___) April 28, 2019
Is it weird that the only problem I have with this is that the dress should be outside like with some pretty flowers! Also the fact that her clutch and shoes match in color perfectly and he is still trying to insult her 🙄 I cannot— The Velvet Dress (@daniellegold_) April 29, 2019
Nope, no idea what he's on about. I really like and think it is flattering.— MyBudgetLife (@IDoOnABudget) April 28, 2019
Luckily, the internet supported Thea, pointing out how great she looked in the dress. In what world is this woman “a bit of a joke”?
On top of that, the company that produces the dress got wind of this insult and decided to step in.
Here’s to finding our perfect match 😉🍾 Thea babe, let's talk. Check your DMs…— ASOS (@ASOS) May 1, 2019
Doesn't it?! We're on it ❤️— ASOS (@ASOS) May 1, 2019
People waited with bated breath for what the fashion company would do.
Would they send Thea more gorgeous dresses? Maybe help her track down this slimy human and give him a piece of her mind? Or possibly find even better revenge?
It’s the last one. After talking with Thea, they made her a model for that dress.
Not just Thea in the dress, but the very picture that Georgie-boy just had to insult.
Thank you so much 🥰— Thea Lauryn Chippendale 🌹 (@theachippendale) May 2, 2019
Totally agree with this. Seeing it on her made me want to buy the dress because it shows that it looks amazing on someone with curves. 😍😍— Alicia (@MittytheKitty90) May 4, 2019
If you go to ASOS’s website, find the dress and swipe through the models, you’ll now see Thea, looking great in that “mink” color dress.
If George was hoping she’d get rid of that dress, I don’t think that’s likely now. If anything, he just accomplished the exact opposite of his goal.
You know what, George? You really did help. And the internet now knows you’re scum, so that’s a bonus.
The rest of you? Might be worth brushing up on your online dating strategies a bit. Check out You Probably Shouldn’t Write That: Tips and Tricks for Creating an Online Dating Profile That Doesn’t Suck; it couldn’t hurt!