Dating can be tough, but the Internet has made it a whole lot easier. Internet dating has brought more people together than ever before, and smartphone apps such as Tinder make finding a partner as simple as swiping right. Sometimes online dating can lead to a great fling or long-term relationship, and other times people are just misleading and plain awful. One woman decided to share her story of Tinder date gone terribly through text, and how she gets back at the man who tries to shame her is seriously epic. Wait until you see how sweet slide #4 is!
10. The Age Of Smartphones Has Made Interaction Seamless
Dating has never been so simple. We live in the age of instant gratification, and social media apps have definitely made that so much easier. All you have to do is open an app on your smartphone in order to set up a date. One woman decided to try Tinder and see if she could find an eligible bachelor.
9. Michelle Thomas Was Looking For A Special Someone
Michelle decided to give the online dating scene a shot. She downloaded the app Tinder on her phone in 2015 and tried to find a match. She was offered to go on a date with an eligible man, and she decided to give him a try. You won’t believe what he does in slide #7!
8. Her Tinder Date Goes Off Without A Hitch
Michelle and her date hit it off really well on their date. It turns out he is a single dad, and Michelle felt as if the date ended flawlessly. She looked forward to seeing him again to see where their relationship could go. Nothing could have prepared her for what happened next!
7. She Received A Shocking Text From Her Tinder Date
Michelle couldn’t wait to hear from her date, but she was not expecting the text she received from him. He told her that he likes her and thinks she pretty, but he “gets turned on by someone slimmer.” He stated that he’s trying to “avoid bigger pain in the future” by telling her this now, and he “is a man.” Michelle was absolutely stunned.
6. She Was Being Body Shamed Through Text
Michelle was appalled that this man that had so much appreciated her company on their date would not continue to see her because she wasn’t thin enough. She decided to get back at him in the classiest of ways, and it’s amazing. Slide #2 reveals you should never change yourself for anyone!
5. Michelle Took To Typing
Michelle decided to take to her personal blog to experience her feelings about the childish experience. She explains that the only reason he would send her that text is to hurt her feelings, and “the forensic detail in which you express your disgust at my body is truly grotesque.” She wasn’t done yet.
4. Michelle Wanted To Address The Obvious
The single father who sent her the vile text had a daughter, which bothered Michelle more than anything else. She hopes that the man will teach his daughter to be strong-willed so she can “develop a bomb-proof sense of self-esteem so that if (I’ll be kind, I’ll say ‘if’) the time comes that a small, unhappy man attempts to corrode it, she can respond as I do now.” Now that’s what I call girl power.
3. Michelle’s Blog Post Went Insanely Viral
Her message of positivity and self-love was well-received by people all over the world. The Internet adored her classy response to such a tasteless text, and she stopped fat-shaming right in its tracks. She obviously doesn’t need that man’s acceptance to love herself, and that’s a movement we can all get behind.
2. Her Message Of Strength Is Something We All Need To Hear
Michelle’s message is super powerful, and we could all use a little reminder to give ourselves a little more credit once in awhile. It’s easy in the world of selfies to develop a strong sense of self-doubt, but it’s important to save a couple of ‘likes’ for yourself.
1. No Body Is Perfect
Body shaming has become a societal issue. We are raised to think there is an ideal body size or shape, and the media says that we should look a certain way to be accepted and liked. Michelle Thomas’s story is one of courage and sass, and we should all appreciate ourselves for who we are, regardless of our size!
The Internet has made it easy to speak to people across the country and around the globe. You can meet someone through a dating app that would not have been possible without advanced technology, and this makes online dating absolutely remarkable. Michelle’s story reveals that online dating is not always so seamless, and you should never let anyone put you down because of your appearance. Comment your funniest or most eye-opening online dating experience, and be sure to share with your family and friends who could use an uplifting story. Everyone could always use a dose of body positivity!