Woman Flooded With Hilarious Responses After Requesting 500-Word Essay From Men On Dating App
Online dating is not for the faint-hearted. It is a highly daunting experience that often results in disappointments. Lauren Kempton was fed up with constant bad experiences on online dating apps and finally found a way to find a genuine suitor for herself. Disclaimer: It requires fine writing skills.
Kempton, 36 hails from Portsmouth, Hampshire. She is a single mother of one who was tired of seeking a genuine man through virtual dating sites. So she posted on Hinge and asked for any suitable prospect to write a 500-word essay before dating. LOL. The essay title was even more interesting, "How you will not waste my time." Hahaha! That makes sense because you lose your precious time if nothing clicks. So why not ask beforehand? Surprisingly, Kempton had quite a luck and a particular entry shocked her.
The woman had been single for the past two years after she broke up her ten-year-old relationship with the father of her little girl. She admitted that she wrote it as a "bit of a joke" but to her surprise, several men approached her for the essay request, especially one that stood out. This particular entry "restored her faith in men" as the prospect also attached a PowerPoint presentation to his essay. Woah, we have never heard of such an effort before. Kempton is an employee at a skincare clinic and sharing her experience, she said, "I've had mostly really bad experiences with the dating apps - the culture of dating online is shocking."
"I've had some awful dates but mostly it's boring - the same old conversations," she added. Talking about the essay entry that shook her, she said, "People might think asking for an essay was full on of me but it was really a bit of fun. I didn't expect someone to make so much effort." However, this one man proved her wrong. In a TikTok video that garnered 1.8 million views and over 200K likes, she shared the essay written by a man who genuinely seemed interested in her and put his all into winning her. Despite going out with the 'suitable match,' the relationship didn't take off and she remained single.
She mentioned, "At the time, it restored my faith in men but I'm not really using apps anymore these days. I am putting my energy into other things and thinking if it will happen, it will happen." Go, girl. But the essay was a brilliant idea to keep time-wasters at bay. She admitted, "It's a good way of getting people to show their humorous side and spend a bit of time making an effort. It shows you who they are and that they have read your profile and understand your humor."
TikTokers were invested in her idea and some users actively demanded updates. One user, @mazz1912, asked, "Where's the PowerPoint?" Another TikTok user, @annie28012012 gave Kempton's story a famous sitcom's title rendition and wrote, "And this, kids is how I met your father." Hahaha!
Well, Kempton may have hard luck finding her "right match" but others can definitely try her essay idea because you never know.