Sunnies for sale after romance fails to spark

ABBIE NAPIER
Last updated 05:00 08/02/2014
Louise Sutherland is auctioning a former date’s  sunglasses
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MOVING ON: Louise Sutherland is auctioning a former date’s sunglasses on Trade Me after he left them at her house and never returned to collect them.

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He was single, she was single. They met on Tinder and the "like" was mutual.

A couple of dates later and things were going well - until he left his sunglasses at her house and never returned to retrieve them.

"He must have been hit by a bus or eaten by a komodo dragon," Christchurch singleton Louise Sutherland said.

"I found his sunnies and texted him to see if he wanted them back. Obviously he didn't want to see me so much - he just left them."

While some women would have taken to their bed with a box of tissues and a tub of icecream, Sutherland, 29, has taken the rejection in her stride. "These things happen, don't they?"

A few months have gone by and Sutherland has more than moved on. She decided it was time to kiss the sunglasses goodbye, and started a listing on Trade Me.

"I thought I may as well make some money out of this. I was going to just do a normal listing but then I thought I'd have some fun."

She tells the whole tale of woe, which was "worthy of a Bronte novel", on the auction site.

The listing has generated more than 50 questions - most of which are from men wanting to know more about Sutherland and her single status.

Bidding for the sunglasses was up to $121 yesterday and Sutherland planned on spending any proceeds on a dinner for one at a Christchurch restaurant.

TINDER

Tinder is a smartphone dating app.

Users "like" the profiles of other users they are interested in.

If the "like" is mutual, Tinder facilitates a conversation and users can choose to go on a date in the real world. 

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