32-year-old fitness coach 'disturbed' after finding a dozen dating profiles using her photos without consent
New York Post
In the early days of a relationship, it’s easy to spend a significant amount of time worrying about the right thing to say over a text message, but for one man using the dating app Bumble, a horrendous mistake stopped romance dead in its tracks.
While the man is known only as Jake, the woman in the situation is TikTok user Samantha Rose, who shared a video of the unfortunate interaction on Thursday.
At first, it looked sweet enough, with the pair taking the conversation to iMessage and Jake describing the 25-year-old woman from Alabama as “beautiful”.
“I’m a lucky guy to get to take you out,” he added, with a kissing emoji.
Sounds suitably lovey-dovey.
Except another text from Jake came through to Samantha later suggesting he didn’t consider himself “lucky” to be dating the match at all.
Accompanied with a photo of Samantha on a beach, Jake sent a message to her which read: “Nah bro she’s a solid 4 and I would for sure keep it on the low but desperate times call for desperate measures and beggers [sic] can’t be choosers.
Reply to @00sophii #greenscreen i think him texting and me opening it and not replying was making him RAGE
Samantha told Buzzfeed that she hasn't had the best experience online dating. Another man she had met on Bumble had cut things off because of her weight.
"Bear in mind, I am on a huge weight loss journey. I have lost over 50 pounds," Sam told the news outlet. "This guy knew about this and knew about my insecurities and fear of not being thin enough yet to start dating. I had shared a lot of vulnerable things with him and never expected this to be the outcome. Essentially, exactly what I was afraid of happening, happened as soon as I let my guard down."
To make matters worse, Samantha had speculations that Jake had gotten back in contact under the alias Cody.
"As I got more texts from 'Jake' and comments/DMs from women trying to help me, I started to piece together some things. There was a guy I had matched with a couple of days prior named Cody. He insisted we had talked before, though there was no evidence that we had. When I showed I wasn't interested, he quickly became irate and jumped to calling me 'fat' and attacking me," Sam explained.
She continued, "I started to compare the mannerisms, the way they both jumped to attacking me, the similarities in grammatical errors, and it seemed likely that it was the same person, but I wasn't sure."