A woman has slammed the ‘audacity’ of a man who asked her to pay him back $35 (£25) after she decided not to see him again following their third date.
Alex Colboth, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was left gobsmacked when her Tinder date, known only as CK, asked her to reimburse him half of the money he had spent on their dates – adding it’s ‘only fair’.
Taking to Twitter, Alex shared a screenshot of the message which read: ‘Hi Alex hope you’re doing well. Would you mind letting me know what your Venmo is?
‘The reason I ask is because since you and I won’t be seeing each other anymore it’s only fair to ask for equal payment from you from the dates we went on.’
Alex Colboth (pictured), from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was left gobsmacked when her Tinder date, known only as CK, asked her to refund him half of the money he had spent on their three dates because it’s ‘only fair’
The message from the man (pictured), known only as CK, explained how it was ‘only fair’ to ask for equal payment from Alex following the dates they went on
He went on to try and justify his reasoning by saying they went out ‘three separate times’ to different bars and restaurants, so she should refund him as he ‘paid for us both each time.’
The post, which Alex captioned ‘it’s the audacity for me,’ continues: ‘I’d say $35 is more than fair for your food and drinks that I got you during those dates.
‘I view you as a fair girl, I hope you’ll consider reimbursing me. Thanks!’
The man then sent a direct link to his Venmo account so that Alex could refund him the money.
In a follow up Tweet (pictured), Alex offered an update and clarified that she had no intention of transferring the money
In a follow up Tweet, Alex offered an update and clarified that she had no intention of transferring the money.
She also confirmed to her social media followers that she offered to pay on all three dates.
Posting a screenshot of Boo from Monsters Inc falling asleep, she penned: ‘How I’m going to sleep tonight knowing I still have that $35.’
The post, which has since garnered over 184,000 likes, has been inundated with responses – with many reigniting the age-old debate over who should pay on a date.
‘Don’t say you’re going to pay for something and then say nvm after the fact,’ argued one. ‘He made the decision to pay for their dates tf. If he wanted to split he should’ve said that prior.’
A second agreed: ‘Him asking for the dates to be split evenly isn’t the issue here.
‘It’s that he waited until AFTER he knew things wouldn’t continue to ask. So he wasn’t paying to be nice in the first place, he was paying with the expectation of some reward (sex, companionship, etc) which is weird.’
The post, which has since garnered over 184,000 likes, has been inundated with responses – with many reigniting the age-old debate over who should pay on a date (pictured)
However, others took a rather different opinion – and didn’t hold back on letting their feelings be known.
‘I have never personally done this, but I think it’s ok. CK managed to say something uncomfortable, was honest about what he was hoping to accomplish and did it respectfully,’ wrote one.
‘I think it’s wack y’all poor shaming this dude. Y’all forget how many people outta work, cold and hungry?’
A second added: ‘Why do people think men should have to pay for the woman’s food? my boyfriend and I alternate who pays for food and we never make it a big deal because he doesn’t owe me anything and I don’t owe him anything..
‘I believe in equality always- not only when it’s convenient for me.’
A third commented: ‘Ahhhh, I see that equality is only equality when it suits your agenda,’ while another man defended CK, writing: ‘This whole thread has me shocked at how y’all expect everything to be giving to you for free.’