A single man has detailed his ‘trauma’ after discovering his Bumble date was actually a catfish trying to scam him.
Zakir, from the United States, matched the woman on the dating app before the pair arranged to meet at a sushi restaurant for their first date.
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He knew something was wrong when she didn’t show up, but instead of leaving, he decided to wait for her.
However, Zakir quickly realized she was trying to scam him when she asked him to wire her $80 for gas to get there, even though he lived just 15 minutes from the restaurant.
“Is it really hard to go on a first date with someone?” Zakir said in a now viral tiktok videos.
Zakir has detailed his ‘trauma’ after discovering his Bumble date was actually a catfish. Credit: TikTok
The man said he never saw anything suspicious when he started texting the woman for “a little over a week.”
“We met through Bumble, exchanged Instagrams, profile looks legit, has a blue tick next to her name on Bumble… we exchange numbers, everything seems normal,” she said.
“Nothing could go wrong here, right?”
After he started following himself on Instagram, Zakir said he thought his profile didn’t look weird at all.
“He has like 10 photos, all normal with comments from what appeared to be his friends,” he recalled.
“So I said, ‘Let’s go on a date, how about sushi?’ Does that sound great? She said, “This is perfect.” And I say: “That’s great, we’ll meet at 7:30 p.m.”
“Here lies the problem”
But when her date “arrived”, Zakir said he was still waiting for her at 7.55pm before sending her a text asking: “Hey are you on your way?”
“It’s 8pm… It’s 8.15pm and I’m relaxing on TikTok while I’m waiting for him,” she said.
“Am I a little upset that I’m late? Yes. Am I a little upset that I might be a catfish? Yes.”
Zakir didn’t hear from her until 8:20 p.m., an hour and 20 minutes after they were supposed to meet.
“So here’s the problem, it’s 8.20pm and he texted me saying, ‘Oh my God, I’m sorry, I just got out of the shower, I’ll let you know when I get out,'” she recalled.
“And I said, ‘Okay, that sounds good.’ I’m a good person, a good person at heart. I’m like, ‘Let me know when you’re leaving.’ He lives 15 minutes from the restaurant.”
Zakir matched the woman on the dating app before the pair arranged to meet at a sushi restaurant for their first date. Credit: TikTok
But 10 minutes later, he got another text from her.
“He texted me saying, ‘Hey, is there any way you can wire me $80 for gas to drive,'” she said.
Zakir shook his head in disbelief.
“What? Hey man, knock yourself out. What?” he said in shock.
“She says, ‘You can send me $80, I don’t get paid until tomorrow.’
“So I did what any sane person would do. I didn’t answer, I had my sushi by my side and I drove home.”
He concluded the video with: “And that’s the end of my fucking night.”
‘Wow the nerve’
Her video has been viewed more than 1.2 million times, and many have thought about the dating dilemma.
“Why didn’t you leave after 20 minutes lol if someone doesn’t respect your time they are not people you need in your life,” said one.
Another said: “I’m sorry it happened! You were too generous with the wait. It would have bounced after 15 minutes max.”
One suggested: “On behalf of all women, I’m sorry. We’re not all like that.”
While another added: “Wow the nerve. Sorry.”
Many admitted that they were relieved to learn that Zakir did not send her the money.
“I was so afraid you’d say you sent the money,” laughed one.
Another said: “I held my breath for a millisecond.”
While one added: “I was so afraid you would send the $80. Thank God you didn’t!”
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