Man Asks His Date To Turn On ‘Read Receipts’, Twitter Says, ‘RED Flag’

Everyone who owns a smartphone knows what WhatsApp is. And those who’ve used WhatsApp are familiar with the ticks below individual texts and what their colour means. A single grey tick denotes that a message has been sent. Two grey ticks signify that the recipient has received it and lastly, two blue ones mean that the receiver has “read” the sender’s message.

Instagram displays the word “Seen” when the DM is read and iMessage gives iPhone users the option to turn on “read receipts” and then displays the word “Read” along with a time stamp. This feature is both a boon and a bane. But how would you feel if someone directly asks you to turn it on?

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33-year-old Eric Dimitratos who is the Director of Digital MTV and a resident of New York faced an unusual situation recently. A guy he went on a date with actually sent him the steps to turn on read receipts. Needless to say, he was flabbergasted at the breach of privacy.

The post resonated with so many netizens that it garnered 20,000 likes and 1,700 retweets. It also sparked a discussion on how wrong this request was with most people declaring it a clear red flag.

Eric’s situation was met with some words of wisdom and advice with creative replies, take a look.

1. Nope, not happening.

2. Ignore

3. The stuff of nightmares

4. That is some good advice

5. Control-freak alert

6. LOL

7. Yess!

Would you turn on read receipts for a date? Or would that scare you and make you uncomfortable? Tell us.

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