Student, 24, is left furious after former Hinge date tries to encourage her to break Melbourne’s strict Stage 4 lockdown to engage in a ‘hookup pact’ after he ignored her for a YEAR
- Allegra McMillan, 24, was horrified when she received the sex proposition
- The Melbourne student said the pair never touched and hadn’t spoken in a year
- A number of other women in Melbourne said they had the same experience
- Young Australians have been slammed for flouting lockdown laws in Australia
- The WHO also has a figures showing a surge in COVID-19 cases in young people
A woman was left furious after a man she met on a dating app tried to get her to break Melbourne’s strict Stage 4 lockdown to have casual sex with him.
Allegra McMillan, 24, said she received a message over the weekend from a man she had gone on a date with more than a year ago and had not seen since.
The unnamed man hunted her down on Instagram and asked if she had seen his message on Hinge, where they met in early 2019.
He made a lacklustre apology for ignoring her after he failed to show up to their second date because he was ‘tired’, before making his indecent proposal.
‘The lockdown is pretty rough for everyone and if you weren’t seeing anyone I was wondering if you’d be interested in a hookup pact?’ he wrote.
Ms McMillan was stunned by the proposition, given they hadn’t so much as shared a kiss on their first date, and replied that she was ‘not really interested’.
The male musician, who works as an organ player in churches, then replied: ‘All good, thanks anyway!’
Masters student Allegra McMillan (pictured) said she received a very indecent proposal from a former Hinge date
The unidentified man asked if Ms McMillan (pictured) wanted to bend lockdown laws to have sex
Ms McMillan said she was shocked by her former date’s willingness to break state laws and potentially spread the virus – risking lives and extending the pandemic.
‘It’s dangerous and selfish,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
‘I don’t want to get the virus, and I’m really worried about the economic impact of these lockdowns.
‘It makes me so angry when I hear people are doing things like this – it means the consequences will be worse.’
The reckless willingness to break lockdown bore out research from the World Health Organization which showed that people under 40 were driving the spread of COVID-19 internationally, even if they were less susceptible to the worst effects of the illness.
The unnamed man launched into a lackluster apology for ignoring her after he failed to show up to their second date because he was ‘tired’, before he said she was ‘gorgeous’ and asked if she had a partner
Victoria’s killer second wave has forced the state into a second lockdown after hundreds of new cases threatened to overwhelm hospitals.
Melburnians are currently banned from visiting each other as the Victorian government tries to eradicate the virus, but exceptions are given to couples in intimate relationships who do not live together.
Last week it was reported that one in four nursing homes in Melbourne have experienced a coronavirus outbreak, with 180 deaths since the second wave.
On Wednesday, all 12 people reported to have died in Melbourne were aged care residents. There are now 2,050 active cases of coronavirus across 120 facilities.
Ms McMillan said she was shocked by the man’s willingness to break state laws and potentially spread the virus – risking lives and extending the pandemic
Ms McMillan believes the message she received was likely sent to a few different women the man had met on dating sites.
She asked women in a private Facebook group whether anyone else had experienced the same thing and was shocked by the responses.
One woman wrote: ‘So glad I’m not the only one. A guy I met on a Top Deck tour in February has literally ghosted me since March then all of a sudden replies to my Instagram story saying how he’s so horny and misses me.’
Ms McMillan believes the message was generic and likely sent to a few different women he had met on dating sites
The student then asked other women in a private Facebook group whether anyone else had experienced the same thing and was shocked by the responses
Another said: ‘I have matched with guys in Hinge that kept asking me to break the lockdown rules – I’m so over it and I ended up deleting the apps.’
Someone else mentioned she had men who previously ignored her ‘come out of the woodwork this year’, while another claimed a stranger asked her to isolate with him so they could have sex.
All the women agreed the proposition messages appeared generic – as though they were sent to a number of others, changing only the names.
Victoria recorded 216 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday the lowest since July 13.
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LEADING THE COVID-19 SPREAD
The World Health Authority has warned that people under 40 are driving the spread of COVID-19, internationally.
‘The epidemic is changing,’ said WHO Western Pacific regional director Takeshi Kasai.
‘People in their 20s, 30s and 40s are increasingly driving the spread. Many are unaware they are infected.
‘This increases the risk of spillovers to the most vulnerable, the elderly, the sick in long-term care, people who live in densely populated urban areas and underserved rural areas.’
Alarming figures released by WHO revealed that the number of young people infected with the virus surged between February and July.
In a study of six-million cases worldwide, the number of children affected from age zero to four rose from 0.3 per cent to 2.2 per cent.
Positive cases for people age five to 14 rose from 0.8 per cent to 4.6 per cent, while people age 15 to 24 skyrocketed from 4.5 per cent to 15 per cent.
The WHO said the surge was a result of ‘risky behaviour among young people after lockdowns’.