Sunnies for sale after romance fails to spark
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.