This Indiana woman was mailed an invoice for her half of her first dinner date bill, after she ghosted a man because she did not want a second date! Social media is now divided over whether his move was justified or not.
Amanda Burnett, a 23-year-old from Indiana, went on a date with a man to popular restaurant, The Tap. After the date, she avoided the guy and ignored his calls and messages because she did not think they were compatible and hence did not want a second date. In dating terms, she ‘ghosted’ him.
What happened next is what took Amanda by surprise. The man angrily sent her the invoice of her half of the meal when he realized she was not going to respond.
Her bill was a total of $39.52, which included $14.50 for Smocked Hickory Barbecue Pulled Pork Tacos (a special at the restaurant), $10 for 2 beers, which the restaurant is known for, $10 for a Moscow Mule, which the restaurant calls a Bramble Mule, and 7% sales tax, which amounted to $2.56, $1.99 processing fee and $0.47 for shipping and handling via UPS.
The guy also texted her, demanding that she pay her half of the bill and saying she would be liable for any penalty funds and fines if she didn’t pay. He also threatened to take the matter to a collection agency if she refused to pay her half. Burnett completely laughed off his threats.
“Hahahahaha f**ck off,” she replied.
Furious, Burnett uploaded a picture of the invoice and the messages on her social media, calling the guy out for what she deemed unacceptable behavior. However, since her posts, social media has been divided, with half the people saying what the guy did was totally understandable after the woman stood him up without even having the courtesy to let him know her intentions.
Others maintained that regardless of whether Burnett’s behavior was appropriate or not, the guy should have had the decency to foot the bill regardless, especially when he did not ask her to pay at the time when the bill came.
Many people also drew parallels in the situation, saying that since women frequently complain about guys disappearing and ghosting them, Burnett should have understood the humiliation of the situation and not done the same to this guy.
The boost this situation got from all the social media users even drew the attention of the restaurant where the two were eating, with The Tap retweeting a post about the situation these two were in.
Read some of the opinions people had to share down below:
I'm Confused Bro. Don't Women Complain About Being Ghosted? But It's Ok When They Do It?
— Saden J. (@realSadenJmith) April 16, 2018
This man chose to pay for the date. He was not forced to do so. She has no obligation to date him if she doesn’t like him. Stop making people feel like they need to pity date these entitled assholes. Expecting pay from someone you chose to buy something for is delusional.
— plua ✨ (@magical_gorl) April 16, 2018
No one should be ghosted, just be an ADULT and text back a thank you but not interested. The fact she's taken to twitter to rant about it says she's just as bad as him!
— drmmmar (@Drmmmar) April 17, 2018
Can’t say I don’t blame him.
— #?????????????? (@Aztecsoulja) April 16, 2018
She actually did owe him something in exchange for that meal…It’s called respect. They are both in the wrong
— kristine skocpol (@myKindKristine) April 16, 2018
If he invited her on the date the cost should be on him, if she invited him the cost should be on her. If they decided to go dutch they should have shared the cost, otherwise this entire tweet is moot and they both should move on.
— KCP (@kcponte) April 16, 2018
He's not wrong. Obviously his point was simply to send a message in a humorous way. I'm quite sure he's not expecting this loser chick to pay him back.
— #DontLookAtMoondog (@EricMoondog) April 17, 2018
Women want to be strong and independent with good jobs and making lots of money then expect the man to pick up all the tabs. Sorry, doesn't work that way in this day and age. Pull your weight or don't play the game.
— BunchaBaloney (@BaloneyBuncha) April 17, 2018
So what now if the date doesn't end in sex is the man suppose to feel like he was ripped off so he will bill her for any expenses that he was out because she wouldn't sleep with him? How sad and pathetic this guy is.
— noname (@2manyscreenames) April 16, 2018
Unless the guy was a total cretin she should at least say she's not interested when he asked for a second date instead of just ignoring him completely. It's not about "owing" something, it's just common courtesy. That said, sending an invoice is a really petty move.
— Blahnald Trump (@dfassna1) April 16, 2018
The intense backlash has made Burnett not only delete the original tweet she posted, defaming her unnamed date for asking to pay, but she has also made her Twitter account private to stop the barrage of people voicing their opinions.
Before she left, though, the 23-year-old made sure to say, “Cracks me up how people instantly are like, ‘Well why didn’t YOU text him back? You just wanted a free meal?'”
“YOU AS A WOMAN ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO GIVE A MAN ANYTHING IN EXCHANGE FOR A CHEAP DINNER,” she added.