A lot has been said about the male ego and how it doesn’t allow men to do simple tasks. And although some will come up with the usual “not all men” argument, it isn’t enough to deny the fact that the bad apples outweigh the good ones by a phenomenal margin.
The story of a girl’s altercation with a man on Tinder further solidified the notion that men as a gender have a long way to go in the field of accepting rejection.
Twitter user Julia posted images from her Tinder messages, which showed a man pestering her after she had rejected him.
i rejected a man today, who found me off tinder but we did not match. this is how the conversation ended after i said 6 times i was not interested. pic.twitter.com/AfQX2tWCK9
— julia 🐷 (@gothhunny) November 17, 2018
The surprising thing was that Julia and the man in question hadn’t even matched on Tinder. And yet he felt the need to go out of his way to try his luck. However, when that attempt failed, instead of walking away, he began lecturing her about what kind of guys she should date. The gall!
Some of the responses were actually in support of this despicable man. However, they were shut down appropriately.
are you aware that i did not match with him on the “dating” site? he messaged me on instagram with a private account so i didn’t even know what he looked like. a stranger with no face/name asked me out so i obviously said no. and btw i don’t need a reason to reject people 🙂
— julia 🐷 (@gothhunny) November 20, 2018
He doesn't, though. She wasn't attracted to him, & doesn't owe a stranger an explanation for that. Women can't go out w/ every single entitled man who shows interest just to coddle their ego. We have the right to personal taste & don't have to be attracted to everyone.
— Sarah Hogle (@witchofthewords) November 19, 2018
Thankfully, the rest of the internet understood Julia’s Tinder experience & began a discussion on how this is a recurring problem in our society.
Lol this literally happened to me last week, some men can not take rejection pic.twitter.com/Xo7srOKcvg
— Miko Starks (@_mstarks) November 19, 2018
Scariest shit I've read today. Cuz it's true.
— Tefi (@tweetdatefi) November 19, 2018
One that I got after mentioning previously that I wasn’t interested (nicely) as this was a site where people can message you whether you’re interested or not. pic.twitter.com/XOFvQU6KiZ
— professional djinn (@lizamonsteroned) November 19, 2018
"You have no reason to say no."
*Is the living embodiment of several reasons to say no*
— Sami Lehtinen (@perspupu) November 19, 2018
This type of guy is reason why I bought myself a fake engagement ring to wear at work. I will say that instead of getting pressured to give out my number I get told “he’s a lucky guy” or “if it doesn’t work out, call me”.
— Jannamarie (@jeveuxreveiller) November 19, 2018
This is one of the creepiest things I've read in a while. https://t.co/XAN1NjM2T6
— Ilse Heeren (@piepkeduik) November 20, 2018
this guy is so full of himself https://t.co/VHy2gwnZzl
— Mr Worldwide Handsome (@mr_flim_flam) November 21, 2018
I can name about 15 men off the top of my head who are exactly like this. It’s genuinely scary. https://t.co/LmFF8bLznh
— •Claire• (@ThatChickClaire) November 21, 2018
I find it very hard to find words to describe how angry this makes me. When someone tells you no, you accept it, or you go and get help. This is unbelievable, and unfortunately very common #noalwaysmeansno https://t.co/78qF7iD6Te
— Elena Mason (@ElenaMay_22) November 20, 2018
Creep Alert🤯 https://t.co/GLlpv8rFCL
— Sachin Khandelwal (@SachinKhandel14) November 21, 2018
This has been said thousands of times but this incident shows that it needs to reiterated again. Nobody owes anyone anything (unless they’re bound by the Unbreakable Vow from ‘Harry Potter’). And everybody needs to get that through their heads. Everyone is entitled to their own decisions and opinions, and if you can’t respect that, just walk away.