A woman who set up a GoFundMe page to reimburse her following an awful Tinder date has raised nearly £2000.
Last month, Jade Savage, 28, travelled 82 miles on the train to meet a date in Peterborough – only to be dumped within five minutes of arriving.
She spent £93 on the journey from Leicester, having had to pay for a last minute train after missing her coach.
But on arrival, her 27-year-old date told her she had “put some weight on.”
Jade explained: “I was like, ‘No, you can’t say that.’ “It was clear he wanted to call the whole thing off but I still hoped we could have a nice time so we went to his car.
“But he said, ‘I can say it, it’s a fact. You have put weight on, so therefore I can joke about it.’
“I called him a pr*** but then he went berserk and said, ‘You what, you think I’m a pr***?’ He drove me back to the station and told me I had put him in a bad mood and that I had to go home.”
Jade subsequently set up the fundraiser in the hope of getting back her £93 so she could “buy wine and sticks of lard.”
Since sharing her tale of woe on GoFundMe earlier this month, Jade has racked up £949 in donations.
Dating app Bumble has also agreed to match the money she has received so far, bringing her total up to £1898.
A representative from Bumble said: “Bumble was founded in 2014 with a mission to empower women, end misogyny and hold people accountable for their actions online. We pride ourselves on our values of kindness, respect and of integrity online.
“No women should ever be subjected to abuse or unsolicited imagery and we are committed to challenging all instances where this happens.
“We were sorry to read about Jade’s experience on another dating app platform, and I hope this small gesture can act as a reminder to Jade – and all women, that no man defines your self-worth.”