Guy Goes On First Date, Gets Text Request To Turn On Read Receipts, Twitter Tells Him To Run Far, Far Away

Guy Goes On First Date Gets Text Request To Turn On Read Receipts


Dating has always been hard. Mostly because of, well, people. But now, with advances in technology, dating is more complicated than ever.

Back in the day, the only way for a person to contact someone they were dating was done one of three ways: in person, by telephone, or by letter.

Now you go on a date and there are a plethora of ways to stay in touch in addition to the old school methods: social media like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, email, texting, and on and on it goes.

Heck, back before smartphones and the internet you could just give someone a fake phone number and you’d never hear from them again. Not anymore.

Recently, a guy named Eric, the Director of Digital for MTV, went on a first date with someone. It might have turned out okay if not for a text exchange that took place following the date.

Date: Can you do me a favor?
Eric: Yeah, what do you need?
Date: Click on my contact
Date: Press the “I”
Date: Then turn on read receipts

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Who does that?!

It’s bad enough to be asked to turn on texting read receipts by someone you just went on a first date with, but it’s compounded by the fact that this person doesn’t seem to realize what a gigantic red flag they are revealing.

For all you non-iPhone users who don’t have access to this wonderfully annoying function, this is a bad thing.

Needless to say, except apparently for this guy’s date who needs an explainer, the reactions were pretty united in telling him to run far, far away.


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Before settling down at BroBible, Douglas Charles, a graduate of the University of Iowa (Go Hawks), owned and operated a wide assortment of websites. He is also one of the few White Sox fans out there and thinks Michael Jordan is, hands down, the GOAT.