- Thea Lauryn Chippendale shared an awful exchange she had with a man on a dating app who decided to insult her appearance out of nowhere.
- She wrote on Twitter, “Men are trash,” and shared the photo of the dress he seemed to hate so much.
- Thousands of people responded, saying how amazing she looked and that he had no idea what he was talking about.
- The company that made the dress, Asos, also got in touch. A day later, Chippendale’s image appeared on its site alongside the models.
- “I’m honestly still in a state of shock,” Chippendale told INSIDER. “I am so, so grateful for Asos. They have managed to turn something that was so negative into something so positive.”
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Dating apps can be a minefield as it is, but what’s even worse is when a stranger takes it upon themselves to criticise your appearance out of nowhere.
Thea Lauryn Chippendale was on the receiving end of that on Tinder, when a man matched with her and said he didn’t like the dress she was wearing. She shared the conversation on Twitter on Sunday.
The man called Chippendale “a bit of a joke” and said the pink lace dress in one of her photos was “not doing any favours.”
When Chippendale replied asking why he felt the need to comment or that his opinion mattered, he just carried on with his mindless jabs.
Men are trash. (Included the pic he’s on about ????) pic.twitter.com/3pi6NHl0Oy
— Thea Lauryn Chippendale (@theachippendale) April 28, 2019
But the story wasn’t over. After Chippendale shared the screenshot and the photo on Twitter with the caption “Men are trash,” thousands of people responded saying she looked stunning in the dress.
What?!?!!! This dress is GORGEOUS!!! I’m obsessed. What a tool. So annoyed for my friends on dating sites that deal with this nonsense. ????????@BrittanyLKaplan
— Chrishell Hartley (@Chrishell7) May 1, 2019
Others responded with their own horror stories of unsolicited advice on dating apps.
“Some guy matched with me once just to tell me he didn’t like my eyebrows,” one person wrote. Another said, “A dude matched with me to tell me I’d be much prettier if lost a few pounds.”
The company that made the dress, Asos, also caught wind of the situation.
“Here’s to finding our perfect match,” the company wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “Thea babe, let’s talk. Check your DMs…”
On Thursday, it tweeted a link to the dress and said, “Swipe right to see who had the last laugh…”
Chippendale appears on the Asos website alongside the models, in the dress one random mas decided wasn’t good enough for him.
People said it was the best revenge she could have asked for.
— ASOS (@ASOS) May 2, 2019
“I’m honestly still in a state of shock,” Chippendale told INSIDER. “I am so, so grateful for Asos. They have managed to turn something that was so negative into something so positive.
“I’m also so amazed by how positive the response has been from everyone commenting on the posts. It’s been absolutely incredible!”
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