Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

A British woman’s exchange on dating platform Hinge has gone viral after sharing a disturbing message sent to her via the platform.

Liverpool native, known on Twitter as @stephthemefff, shared a screenshot of the ugly exchange with Twitterverse earlier in the month.

The screenshot shows a male Hinge user’s response to one of Stephanie’s profile pictures and writes, “yes f — you do.”

Twitter user @stephthemefff shares posts from dating site Hinge
(Twitter: @stephthemefff)

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Not surprisingly, Steph was not impressed.

“Again. Silent. Someone had to tell me it’s a joke,” she wrote on the screenshot.

The post hit a chord with Twitterverse, where thousands retweeted in support of the woman – and just as many threw online abuse.

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“‘F — what you want to do’ the 4 words everyone wants to hear,” wrote one critic.

“Please tell me you did not answer, you are amazing, he is a sh–,” added another.

Others came with their own unsolicited criticism of the woman, with some even defending the man’s disgusting response.

“Wearing shoes on the carpet, tidy room, bottle in the bedroom. Red flags everywhere,” wrote one user.

“I mean, maybe you’re not his type? Not the way to it, but valid,” another added.

The woman, later identified as Stephanie Campbell by Liverpool Echo, talked to the publication about the incident and said, “I had matched him, but I had not been in the app for a few days. I saw the message, but I did not let it get confused because it happens quite regularly.”

Campbell added that she gets up to two messages like this one a week.

“I think the problem is that people know they are not going to meet the people they are talking to. There are girls who are likely to take messages like this to heart,” she said.

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The man who sent the message has since unsurpassed her on Hinge “out of embarrassment”, however, she has still been forced to deal with many more offensive messages.

Stephanie said at the time that she would take a break from social media, amid the flood of abuse from online trolls.

“These men would never talk to women like this in person, but they feel they can do it behind a screen.”

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