Sunnies for sale after romance fails to spark
Sunnies for sale after romance fails to sparkABBIE NAPIER
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 single 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 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.
- The Press
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