Imgur user minilogo37 has ignited a heated debate on the image-sharing site by telling the story of his awful Tinder date, and how he turned the tables on her. But as you'll see, not everyone is on his side. His post, entitled "Had to be a $150 check, easy," begins with the following image.
His story explains exactly what happened:
I signed up for Tinder, just to see what would happen. A few hours later, I got "superliked," which is apparently better than "liked". We talked for a few days, she seemed super cool. I suggested a date, and she insisted on it being dinner. Cool.
We met up tonight at a restaurant I'd picked out. She didn't look at me, wore sweatpants, and immediately ordered an $13 appetizer. Okay, not a dealbreaker. I tried starting a conversation a few times, but she only gave one word answers. Then, she orders a $25 steak and $22 crab legs. She drank 4 $9 glasses of wine. I got the steak, and a few drinks myself. Right about the time our main course(s) arrived, I'd pretty much given up. She talked more to the waiter.
As we were finishing, I excused myself and went to the restroom. While I was in there, a light bulb went off.
I left the bathroom, headed out the door, got in my car, and drove home. Now, here I am. She messaged me a few times, called me a "fucker" about twelve times.
A clear-cut case of an abusive Tinderella being punished? Or could it be more complicated than that? Of course, many Imgurians felt he was totally justified.
But others pointed out that there were more mature ways to handle the situation.
Meanwhile, this controversy has only intensified the post's popularity. In only 13 hours, it's been viewed more than 500,000 times, and received almost 17,000 points. If nothing else, it's forcing the people of Imgur to have a debate about the role of chivalry in the age of Tinder. And considering the monsters that are lurking on that app, that can't be a bad thing.