Video of Man's Cruel Message to Dating App Match Viewed Over 10M Times

The internet has come together to support a woman who shared in a now-viral video a screenshot of the cruel text message she received from a Bumble match.

The video was posted to TikTok last week by Samantha Rose, who wrote: "I hate it here." Already, it has amassed over 10 million views and 1.2 million likes, while highlighting one of a few different problems women face on dating apps.

The video opens with a screenshot of a text thread between Rose and her Bumble match, Jake.

"Yeah I can't wait to meet you! You're beautiful," read Jake's first message to her.

The two briefly go back and forth, but the conversation eventually ends with him telling her how "lucky" he is to take her out. A couple of hours later, however, Jake texts Rose again, but this time the messages weren't so kind.

"No bro she's a solid 4 and I will forsure [sic] keep it on the low but desperate times call for desperate measures and beggars can't be choosers," he wrote. "All I saw was tits and an easy lay."

Included with the text was a picture of Rose that was likely taken from her online dating profile. Afterward, Jake quickly realized his "mistake," and sent her another text in an attempt to explain himself.

"D**n I'm sorry I didn't mean to send that to you...I was talking about someone else and clicked your picture on accident. My bad," he claimed.

As it turns out, Rose isn't the first woman to receive an insulting message from someone she matched with online. In May, journalist Natalia Antonova tweeted screenshots she received from a Bumble match, who ultimately called her an "aging single mom."

According to Pew Research Center, however, the messages many women receive on dating apps go beyond insults.

In 2019, "six-in-ten female users ages 18 to 34 [said] someone on a dating site or app continued to contact them after they said they were not interested, while 57 percent report[ed] that another user has sent them a sexually explicit message or image they didn't ask for," Pew Research Center stated.

Additionally, 47 percent said they were called an "offensive" name, while another 19 percent claimed that someone "threaten[ed] to physically harm them."

A majority of Rose's commenters were shocked by Jake's message and quickly jumped in to offer words of encouragement.

"You're so beautiful! We love it when the trash takes itself out," wrote Morgan St. Jean.

"IN NO WORLD ARE YOU A 4...IN MICHELIN STARS MAYBE," said another TikTok user.

JoannaElaine21 added: "DODGED A BULLET!!! You look incredible."

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The internet has come to the support of a woman who shared in a now-viral video a screenshot of the cruel text message she received from a Bumble match. Lacheev/istock