A woman who launched a fundraising campaign after being called fat within minutes of arriving at a Tinder date has now been given almost £2,000.
Jade Savage, 28, spent three hours travelling 82 mikes to get to a date with someone she met on Tinder – only to be told she had ‘put on some weight’.
Jade created a light-hearted GoFundMe fundraising campaign to recoup the £93 she spent getting to the date – and to highlight jer terrible experience.
That fund has now reached £949 – and Tinder’s rival dating app Bumble has said they will match those donations pound for pound, reports CambridgeshireLive .
Jade says she plans to spend the cash on wine, and lard.
Explaining how the date went wrong within minutes when the man she was meeting said she had gained weight, Jade said: “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.”
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.”