A viral tweet from a man in Manchester, UK, might be all you need to kill your faith in humanity this week.
The man tweeted a text message he'd received from a former date, who hadn't responded to him all week, and then simply broke up with him because of the use of a choice phrase.
@deliciouslykris I think I’ve been blocked hahahaha https://t.co/PU3CBQQ96v— jacques (@jacques) 1629659130.0
@flamencolambada @deliciouslykris lmaooooo you are iconic and this man is very sad— G (@G) 1629659511.0
@oneofthosefaces @flamencolambada @deliciouslykris That would’ve been an automatic 2nd date for me— snapchat @soheavenlysent 🍑 (@snapchat @soheavenlysent 🍑) 1629672012.0
"Hey man, sorry for not messaging until now," wrote back the man.
"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. Also do you know of any like soul funk hip hop disco kind of vibes DJs in Manchester?"
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The man who received the text, known as Jacques, said that ultimately the entire exchange was a laugh.
"It just made me laugh as it was so absurd, but also a pretty accurate reflection of dating in Manchester!"
@flamencolambada This is honestly the worst. I cannot believe people like this exist. I am actually astounded.— Scot (@Scot) 1629658405.0
@flamencolambada “Kinda gave me the ick” is a weirder phrase than “putting my thinking cap on”.— david (@david) 1629667965.0
@flamencolambada Still not over this and can’t believe how much chaos happens to you— Harrison Brocklehurst (@Harrison Brocklehurst) 1629661871.0
Jacques, however, said he wasn't surprised not to receive a second date due to the nature of the response time.
"He was quite awkward on the date and then ghosted me for ten days before sending this," said Jacques.
@flamencolambada Lmfaoooooo definitely had a man say “ you’re too smart and eventually you’re going to think you’re… https://t.co/NgqvFiHWVW— The Sack Chaser 🦹🏾♀️ (@The Sack Chaser 🦹🏾♀️) 1629733909.0
@flamencolambada 😂😂😂😂 I’d love to see the reply https://t.co/BASmfXIO5x— Yespin Elssuh (@Yespin Elssuh) 1629721740.0
@flamencolambada They would have absolutely hated my hat… https://t.co/1qhuEWUBTC— Gia (@Gia) 1629676429.0
@flamencolambada "let me put my thinking cap on and get back to you"— James Fluker (@James Fluker) 1629669251.0
The excuses for ghosting people have clearly run out in the 2020s.