"I’d say $35 is more than fair for your food and drinks that I got you during those dates," the man said
Not all dates end with a happily ever after, when it is over, it's over and you move on. This man however wanted to ensure he 'settled accounts' with his date since it didn't work out. Alex Colboth of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was taken back when her Tinder match asked her to pay up half of the money he had spent on their three dates as it’s “only fair”, reported the Sun UK.
The message the man sent reads, “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. I believe it was three separate times we went out bars/ restaurants where I paid for us both each time. 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! (sic).”
The man has then attached a link to his Venmo account for Alex to pay him the amount.
Alex sharing the screenshots of his messages on Twitter saying,“It’s the audacity for me.”
Her tweet has since gone viral with over 184,000 likes. Alex’s followers were divided over whether she should pay the man back. “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," one said, while another said, “Don’t say you’re going to pay for something and then say nvm after the fact. He made the decision to pay for their dates tf. If he wanted to split he should’ve said that prior." A third tweeted “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." Another wrote, “Dating is like gambling. You put your time, money, whatever into it and sometimes it doesn’t workout and you leave empty handed. You made the decision to spend money and now you’re mad you didn’t win? The casino don’t owe you s***," according to Sun UK.