A woman who spent £93 travelling to a date before being dumped for ‘putting on weight’ is now fundraising to earn back the money spent.
Jade Savage, 28, who is a clothing size 14, spent the sum getting from Leicester to Peterborough to meet a man she had first met online.
The round trip took the mum-of-one a total of three and a half hours to complete – and was made worse by the fact she missed her initial form of transportation, a coach.
But when she was picked up at the station by her date, he allegedly called her fat – which lead to an argument.
Five minutes later, the man – whom Savage had already been on a date with four weeks earlier – dropped her back at the station.
“Date called me fat and got offended when I told him he was rude and acting like a pr***,” she explains on the page, which is entitled: “Want my £90 back because my date called me fat.”
“So took me back to the train station 5 minutes later.”
“He then offered to give me the £90 travel money back and blocked me when I said yeah,” she adds.
Explaining the motivation behind her GoFundMe page, Savage says: “Just want to make my £90 travel money back so I can buy wine and sticks of lard.”
She has already raised £345 of her £90 target at time of writing.
Savage provided further context to The Sun: “She said: “I was chatting to him on the phone when I got to the train station, waiting for him to pick me up.
“That’s when he said, ‘F*** me, you have put some weight on haven’t you?’ I was like, ‘No, you can’t say that.’
She added: “It was clear he wanted to call the whole thing off but I still hoped we could have a nice time so we went to his car.
The situation escalated: “He told me I had put him in a bad mood and that I had to go home.”
With an hour to go until the next train home, Savage set up a GoFundMe page to cover her costs, which included:
Taxi to Leicester and back - £15
Missed coach - £12
Train to Peterborough - £23
Wine at station - £5
Train back to Leicester - £15
Taxi home - £15
The care support worker says she has since been able to see the funny side: “My mates were laughing with me, saying, ‘You’ve paid £90 to go to Peterborough, be called fat and then get sent home.’
“It was the worst and shortest date I’ve been on.”
Savage isn’t the first to seek reimbursement after a bad date.
In June this year, a man asked to be paid back for a drink he bought a woman – because she didn’t sleep with him.