Online dating is weird – and to be honest, sometimes scary. While someone can seem like a dream match on paper – er, on your iPhone – it can be a totally different story IRL. That might mean he talked about his precious cats all night, but it can sometimes — disturbingly — mean that a real-life meet-up leaves you feeling unsafe. Whatever the case may be, there is a bar in the UK that wants to let you know they’re looking out for you.
Three days ago, a user on Imgur posted this photo of a sign in the women’s restroom of The Brickyard Bar in St. Albans, UK. The sign reads: “Tinder date gone wrong? Doesn’t look like his picture, or just plain weird? If you’re on a date and it’s not going well, come to the bar and ask for Rachelle or Jennifer and we’ll get you out of it and/or get you a taxi. Your safety and happiness is our highest priority.”
UK publication Metro chatted with the bar, who commented on the viral attention the sign has acquired. They said, “A sign that was designed purely for the safety of our female customers has caught the eyes of thousands (all genders!) and you have all touched our hearts with your support, so thank you for this… In all honesty, we had no idea our sign would attract this level of attention but in light of the extent of the feedback received we have plans in place already to launch a similar safety campaign for men.”
The concern for their customers’ safety has been well received online, with lots of Tinder users requesting that more bars follow suit. While it’s super useful for getting out of those cringeworthy dates, this service is also a major win for helping women who think they are potentially in serious danger. With online dating becoming more and more common, it’s important and comforting to know that the venues where you typically meet these people have your back.
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(Photo via Imgur and Getty)