This woman had the best response to the Tinder date from hell

By Ciara Flaherty

There are many horror stories when it comes to Tinder dates but we think this one may top them all.

Michelle Thomas from London agreed to go out with a guy after meeting him through the dating app. And the date itself went alright - drinks, dinner, a walk and a kiss.

It's what came after that prompted café manager Michelle to share her story on her popular blog.

The guy who she names only as Simon took it upon himself to write her a very long letter explaining exactly why they would never work out - her appearance.

"I'm not going to bull***t you... I f***ing adore you Michelle and I think you're the prettiest looking girl I've ever met. But my mind gets turned on my someone slimmer.

Shallow? It's not meant to be. It's the same reaction you get when you read a great author or see an amazing image, or listen to a piece of music you love, it has that instant reaction in you that makes you crave more.

So whilst I am hugely turned on by your mind, your face, your personality (and God...I really, really am), I can't say the same about your figure."

He goes on to say that he is disappointed in himself for feeling this way but ends with this zinger:

"I would marry you like a shot if you were a slip of a girl."

Charming or what?

In response, Michelle wrote this brilliant open letter on her blog.

She starts off by writing that while she was at first very upset by his email, she came to realise the problem was not hers - it was his.

"You don't have to fancy me. We all have a good friend who we look at ruefully and think “you're lovely, but you just don't tickle my pickle”. We wish we were attracted to them, but our bodies and our brains don't work like that. And that's fine.

"What isn't fine is the fact that, after a few hours in my company, you took the time to write this utterly uncalled-for message. It's nothing short of sadistic. Your tone is saccharine and condescending, but the forensic detail in which you express your disgust at my body is truly grotesque. The only possible objective for writing it is to wound me.

"And I'm ashamed to say, for a few moments, it worked. You stirred a dormant fear that every woman who was ever a teenage girl has – that it doesn't matter how funny you are, how clever, how kind, how passionate, how loyal, how determined or adventurous or vibrant – if you're a stone overweight, no one will ever find you desirable."

She goes on to say that the most worrying part of the whole thing is that he has a 13-year-old daughter.

"What truly concerns me, the real reason I'm responding so publicly, is the fact that you have a 13 year old daughter. A talented illustrator, who collects Manga comics and wants to visit Japan as soon as possible.

"I want you to encourage your daughter to love, enjoy, and care for her body. It belongs to her and only her. Praise her intellect, and her creativity. Push her to push herself and to be fearless. Give her the tools to develop a bomb-proof sense of self-esteem so that if (I'll be kind. I'll say “if”.) the time comes that a small, unhappy man attempts to corrode it, she can respond as I do now."

And Michelle rounds off the gloriously honest post with this:

"Simon.

Kiss.

My.

Exquisitely.

Unmarriagable.

Arse.

P.S. “Slip of a girl”? CHRIST ALIVE, that's creepy.

P.P.S. You're not 5'11"

That's him told.

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