Guy Uses 'Dead Grandad' Story To Attempt To Get A Date
Yep, online dating sure is a minefield. However, there are a few things that are pretty easy to work out.
One of those is - or at least should be - that starting your conversation with a prospective partner out with chat about a dead elderly relative isn't exactly the best way to set the mood.
However, that's exactly what one chancer tried to do when he messaged 23-year-old Rachel Brogan.
Rachel, an NHS clerical officer who lives in Scotland, was minding her own business when she received a message that read: "Hey did you hear about my grandad x"
To be fair to her, she'd never seen the number before and didn't know who was messaging her, so it was always going to be unlikely that she'd heard about this family news.
She simply replied: "What?"
Following that, the guy realised - or at least pretended to realise - his mistake and wrote back: "S*** sorry wrong person meant to text a girl a [sic] went to school with but clicked on you by accident. Not thinking straight as my grandad passed away sorry x."
Now, at this point it could just be an honest mistake. He could have just accidentally texted someone. The moment his motives came into question occurred after he then made something of an attempt to get a date out of Rachel.
He came back with: "You are lovely tho x."
Then added: "You single?"
Ah, it's all out in the open now...
Rachel, who usually meets people via 'apps, or in person normally' didn't want to give the guy the dignity of a reply.
Instead, she shared the exchange with her Twitter followers, who have responded in numbers.
One wrote: "Sympathy gimmick."
Another said: "I suppose he needs a date to the funeral."
Rachel herself said: "I think it was just a weird way to get my attention.
"I don't think he meant to click someone else at all, ha ha ha."
Even stranger than this, Rachel also added that this isn't the first time something like this has happened to her.
She went as far as to say: "Yeah, I get quite a few ones like that."
It should really go without saying that, if you're trying to get someone's attention, it's better not to pretend that you've suffered a family bereavement.
In fact, just don't do it at all.
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