Dating in the modern world is a minefield. Singletons looking for love these days aren’t just facing the terrifying prospect of cruel rejection, or a life spent alone with only cats for company. No Sir. That would be absolute bliss in comparison to the pitfalls of courting. From unsolicited dick pics to scary stalkers and, worst of all, husband/wife hunters, dating is… well, it’s rubbish.
But the worst online offenders of all are the arseholes who decide to inflict their arseholiness on others.
Meet Connor, for example. Connor’s an utter twatweasel.
He’d signed up to dating app Bumble, ostensibly looking to find someone to snuggle with on cold winter nights. But when a lady, Ashley, showed an interest in him and politely enquired what he did for a living, Connor decided to go on an abusive, sexist rampage. Because arsehole.
Seriously, though, when did “What do you do?” become an impertinent and inappropriate question? Particularly in a world where many consider “Show me your tits?” to be a perfectly legit opener.
After becoming aware of Connor’s appalling behaviour, which clearly violated their terms of service, Bumble named and shamed the bastard with a spectacular open letter before unceremoniously blocking him.
“While you may view this as “neo-liberal, Beyonce, feminist-cancer,” and rant about the personal wounds you are trying to heal from classic ‘entitled gold digging whores,’ we are going to keep working,” state the Bumble Hive.
“We are going to expand our reach and make sure that women everywhere receive the message that they are just as empowered in their personal lives as they are in the workplace. We are going to continue to build a world that makes small-minded, misogynist boys like you feel outdated.”
Yas, Bumble. YAS.