If you’ve ever been on a dating app, or spoken to a bunch of different people on a dating app, or paid any attention to society whatsoever, it will come as no surprise to you that women are often on the other end of cruel and even abusive comments. While this is true in real life as well, something about interacting over an app seems to amplify bad behavior.
One woman was sick of it and decided a man sending her inappropriate messages needed to be held accountable for his words.
Katie Pfeffer shared an interaction she had with a man named Lake on Hinge.
Though he’s clearly quite the catch, rather than engaging with him, Katie decided to send his opening line over to someone who would presumably want to know what kind of man he raised—Lake’s father.
found this guy’s dads insta in 5 minutes, never underestimate a girl’s investigation skills pic.twitter.com/oPjaWurBzW— the wicked witch of the east bro (@kpfeffss) January 20, 2020
“So sorry for the random message. Just thought you should know this is how your son speaks to women,” she wrote.
After posting about her investigation on Twitter to her considerable number of followers, additional information about this guy came pouring in.
@GeneralMills since posting this I’ve had four girls message me saying this man is abusive, manipulative and racist. I also found out he works as an intern for your company. If you’d like to know more please dm me— the wicked witch of the east bro (@kpfeffss) January 20, 2020
“Since posting this I’ve had four girls message me saying this man is abusive, manipulative and racist,” she said in a tweet to General Mills, where someone told her Lake works as an intern.
I matched with him on Bumble back in November when I was in Colorado & he kept messaging me to meet up with him (which I almost did!) but I received the weird vibes too by certain things he said & decided to tell him no. He ended up blocking me 😂— Kelkiyana 🌱 (@kelkiyana) January 21, 2020
And women who had no personal experience with Lake were also eager to weigh in because many of us have known more than our fair share of Lakes.
kinda ironic that he's a "Lake" in the middle of the desert, which is often a mirage, or, in other words: something that at distance, appears okay, but upon closer inspection is an utter disappointment and waste of time— name a cat (@a_cat__) January 21, 2020
Lake picked the wrong one. 💃 pic.twitter.com/zelqVuKcrA— Leeanna (@leeanna_sue) January 20, 2020
The word hero gets thrown around a lot but I think, in your case, it definitely applies.— Sarah Szekely (@Dontpuntme) January 21, 2020
yet he’s in a desert?— becstapp (@rbstapp) January 21, 2020
But not everyone agreed with Katie’s methods. It is telling that some men took time out of their day to slam Katie for being “dramatic” because she didn’t allow some random guy to speak to her disrespectfully.
— The Quintessential Curmudgeon (@RascalKingx) January 21, 2020
So your trying to get him fired. He dodged a huge bullet with you.
— ModeratelyLargeTree (@ModeratelyTree) January 24, 2020
Yup, you crazy, and I pity anyone who has the misfortune of getting into a relationship with you
— Kang David (@BySunAndSteel) January 23, 2020
But while Katie hasn’t updated with any responses from Lake’s dad, it seems as though Lake may have caught wind that his lame message has gone viral.
“I went to school with him, so I checked his insta,” @madhatter66 wrote. “He deleted it. We in a drought now, Lake has dried tf up.”
I went to school with him, so I checked his insta. He deleted it😂 we in a drought now, lake has dried tf up.
— Maddie Puryear (@maddhatter66) January 21, 2020