We’ve seen our fair share of Tinder horror stories. There was the woman who received some next level salty texts from a dude she went on a single Tinder date six months prior. There was the bro whose list of racist and misogynistic ‘rules’ for his potential date appalled even the most hardened of online daters, and the dude who sent a horrifying and unasked-for list of “self-improvement tips” to a woman three months after their date.
The latest Tinder-related nightmare comes in the form of an insolent moron named Matt who messaged a woman named Emily, and, totally unprovoked, insulted her appearance and weight in one of the most dumpster-fire ways to date.
Emily Langston, a dance teacher from Essex, England, shared her conversation with Matt on Twitter, where it racked up nearly 40,000 likes in just under three days’ time.
Get yourself a boy off tinder who talks to you like this ???? oh Matt, you’re cancelled x pic.twitter.com/brEECO1PaV
— Em? (@XxNoseley) June 10, 2019
Matt lead the conversation with a particularly creepy line: “I’m jealous of your heart, it’s pumping inside you and I’m not.” Umm???
While many of us would’ve cut off the interaction right then and there, Emily humored Matt and replied that this was a “different” sort of conversation opener. At this point, Matt completely turned on her and called her a “slag”—which, for all you Americans out there, is a SUPER SUPER SUPER RUDE THING TO SAY to a woman. Also, whoa, dude, totally uncalled for. Who hurt you, Matt???
But it only got weirder from there as Matt blamed his stuffed teddy bear ‘Olaf’ for the insult.
What ensued was another heavy dose of fatphobic and and derogatory remarks from Matt, who proceeded to ask Emily to point out which one she was in her profile picture, before inquiring whether she was “the fat one.”
Emily replied, sarcastically, “Wow you’re a delight aren’t you?” to which Matt—surprise!—issued another jeer.
Emily told Metro.co.uk that the conversation continued very briefly: “I didn’t chat to him any further, that was literally our whole conversation. After that, he asked if he could have my friend’s number. And then asked if I was a virgin,” and added that she “unmatched him afterwards because I thought he was an idiot!”
On Twitter, people voiced their support for Emily and shared their own vicious Tinder tales.
Avoid Matt(s) at all costs girls ?? pic.twitter.com/RmabGMa2b8
— Bets (@BetsyHarris95) June 12, 2019
ok but you’re actually really pretty isisjajajsh pic.twitter.com/PsXnFFGDFc
— Kiesha ? (@raggamxffin) June 11, 2019
I apologise on behalf of all Matt’s
— MATT HAWES (@matthewjhawes) June 11, 2019
Viral because it's relatable. Yes 'cos we all love a bit of angel delight but also because we all know how entirely unsurprising it is when a woman receives unsolicited harassment and then abuse online.
Let us now pray that Matt's mum has twitter and recognises him by "Olaf" ? https://t.co/NFFVn51lMH
— Em Clarkson (@EmilyClarkson) June 11, 2019
Expecting class from tinder is like trying to quench your thirst with sand https://t.co/vUtra6ZEWc
— Finral Senpai (@IjazSSJ3) June 11, 2019
I'm not sure what's worse, his disgusting attitude or his absolutely woeful attempt at 'banter'. In the bin. Set the bin on fire. https://t.co/8g18QfHQZ9
— Becky Gillard (@bex6) June 12, 2019
Genuinely can’t get over that “men” talk to women like this for no reason at all. Why do they think it’s acceptable? https://t.co/TdwjNwH3oU
— Fee ? (@CestLaFee) June 12, 2019
Angel Delight, by the way, is an English powdered product that’s whisked with milk to create a mousse-like dessert. And, from what I hear, it is delicious.
Nothing wrong with Angel Delight either?! I maybe 22 but it’s just as good as it was when I was a kid ?
— Matthew Hawkins (@HawkieHawkins96) June 11, 2019
Fellas…please, please, please don’t be like Matt.