There are plenty of reasons why first dates don’t blossom into romance, but some people’s standards really do seem quite bizarre.
One Twitter user, called Jacques, has shared his own experience of baffling rejection, posting a screen shot of a message he’d received from a (now former) love interest.
It read: “Hey man, sorry for not messaging until now. I enjoyed our date last week but when you said the phrase: ‘put my thinking cap on’ it kinda gave me the ick so I wasn’t really interested in pursuing things.”
They then had the cheek to ask: “Also, do you know of any, like, soul-funk hip hop disco kind of vibes DJs in Manchester?”
Jacques later added that the man he had gone on a date with had waited 10 days before sending that terrible response. He also said he hadn’t replied but then changed his mind after one person offered him a very funny suggestion for a response:
@flamencolambada Please say you replied with “I’ll have to put my thinking cap on”