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A woman who was called fat on a Tinder date has been reminded that not everyone's a pr***, having received almost £2,000 ($2,501) in donations on GoFundMe.
Jade Savage, from Syston, Leicestershire, jokingly set up the fundraiser in order to recoup the £93 ($115) she spent on the three-and-a-half train journey to meet her d*** of a date. However, she has been blown away by the response and the kindness of strangers.
The 28-year-old said: "It's incredible, I didn't think it would go this far but I don't regret calling him out on his behaviour and I'm not going to let one guy's silly comments stop me from going on dates. I'm happy with the way I look and hadn't had any complaints before."
The support worker had dated the man three times before, though they took a little break after the guy said he was going to take another woman out.
The news understandably knocked the single mum a bit and she said she put on about six pounds before he asked her out again - though she never expected to get the reception she did when they eventually met.
Jade said: "As soon as I opened the passenger door, he took one look at me and said 'F**k me, you've put some weight on.'
"I couldn't believe what I was hearing. It wasn't banter and I asked why he would say something like that. He replied: 'Well it's the truth.' He kept repeating it so I called him a p**** and he went berserk.
"I got out of the car and he said he'd give me the cost of my train ticket, but I refused and left. I didn't need him to judge me. I like the way I look and his opinion is irrelevant."
One of Jade's mates subsequently suggested she set up a GoFundMe to get her money back, but it ended up going viral - raking in more than £900 ($1,100) in donations. What's more, dating app Bumble has pledged to match this figure, meaning she has more than £1,800 ($2,200) to spend on the 'wine and sticks of lard' she references on the fundraising page.
However, Jade says she will pass on some of the donations to a woman's shelter and a suicide prevention charity. What's more, Jade already has three more dates lined up and said she isn't going to let this bad experience keep her out of the game.
She said: "Nothing can be worse than this. I've tried to see the funny side though I was fuming at the time. He has since apologised and said that he was having a bad day, but that doesn't excuse anything. Why should his bad day result in insulting me? We won't be seeing each other again.
"The truth is I'm happy with the way my life is. My son is an angel and we're a team. I don't need a man, I would like one but that's different. I only want to see someone who loves me for me and if they're going to get angry because I've got an extra roll around my stomach then they're not the man for me."
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