Jerks of a feather flock together.
There are pros and cons about the many ways to meet single people looking to date. The beauty of the dating app is that you can often make it so that only people you’re initially interested in can send you messages, which weeds out plenty . While you’re speaking to them, if there’s just no chemistry, you can click a button to end the conversation. And if they start getting really creepy or start harassing you, you can block them and report their bad behavior. Dating apps give you a lot of control over your matches before you even have to meet in real life.
One young lady, navigating the difficult waters of romance, tried her luck on a dating app only to find some guy who immediately offended her with rude and hateful comments. The real twist to this story is that his terrible behavior was heavily defended by crazed people just like him.
A Simple Match
Emi Miller is a 21-year-old woman attending Hollins University, looking for love on the dating app Tinder. On the app, you scroll through one match at a time, rejecting them or liking them based on their profile and pictures. Once both parties have liked each other, they can have a conversation.
Emi thought that a 20-year-old guy named Kyle Harcourt seemed pretty nice, so she liked him. He liked her back, and they were able to send messages to each other.
On March 9th, Kyle, a junior at the University of Alabama, sent his first message to Emi. It wasn’t a nice greeting or a compliment like most messages would be; he spewed forth hate.
Kyle wrote, “Is the black guy in the picture your boyfriend?” He continued with in a second message, hitting home his racist point. (See above)
Obviously, Emi was stunned, but she remained pretty respectful when she replied: “Hi, Kyle! I’m so sorry to be the one to have to tell you this, but your use of the n-word is actually a facet of racial violence! Also, there are no black men in any of my profile pictures.”
He didn’t quite get the picture.
While completely unwarranted, Kyle responded to Emi with even more racial slurs, in the most eloquent of language, of course.
His messages even got into the realm of politics. He wrote, “Let me guess you also think Hillary Clinton is good for America and that f**king [homophobic slur] should have rights? #fakenews #deplorable”
I think I know who he voted for! Emi knew she had to expose this creep for who he really is…