Man tries ‘dead grandad’ line on girl and gets rejected by the entire internet

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The soar in popularity of dating apps means more and more people are turning to the internet in a bid to find love.

With singletons brilliantly creating PowerPoint presentations from their dating profiles discussing the benefits of dating them and one man looking for a final fling before heading to prison , it’s becoming increasingly difficult to stand out from the mingling crowd.

One cheeky chap has devised an entirely new way to attract attention – for all the wrong reasons.

After sliding into the DMs of Rachel Brogan, the clueless Casanova found he was not only rejected by the 23-year-old, but also by the rest of the internet when she shared the exchange online.

Rachel gave the stranger the silent treatment

 

Rachel, a clerical officer for the NHS who lives in Scotland, received a message out of the blue from a complete stranger on Facebook asking her ‘Hey did you hear about my grandad x’

Slightly confused, and having no idea who she was messaging, Rachel simply replied ‘What?’

The man then said: “S*** sorry wrong person meant to txt a girl a went to school with but clicked on you by accident. Not thinking straight as my grandad passed away sorry x.”

She says she gets ‘a few messages like that’

 

Innocent mistake? He then continued: “You are lovely tho x” followed by a smiley emoji and the inevitable “You single?”

Rachel gave her wannabe suitor the cold shoulder and the chat stopped there, to the delight of more than 32,000 people on Twitter who cheered her on.

One said: “Grandad’s died but fella’s still horny.”

“I suppose he needs a date to the funeral,” said another.

It’s certainly different

 

Other were a bit more brutal, simply calling the exchange a ‘sympathy gimmick’.

Rachel, who says she usually prefers to meet people ‘through apps or in person normally’, said: ”I think it was just a weird way to get my attention.

“I don’t think he meant to click someone else at all.”

Apparently it isn’t the first time a bloke has tried to pull a fast one, with Rachel revealing she gets ‘quite a few ones like that’ – and it appears she isn’t the only one.

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One said: “I have actually had messages like this on numerous occasions lol,” and another shared screenshots of her own similar experience when a stranger sparked up a random conversation before attempting flattery.

You’re going to have to come up with a new one, guys.


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