Some would say Tinder brings more good than bad as it allows people to find a like-minded person whom they can start a relationship with. However, as hundreds of women online can assure, Tinder can also be a pretty terrible experience as it enables people to show off some truly terrible behavior.

Just last year, Thea Chippendale had an unfortunate run-in with a man on the app, who offered the woman some unsolicited “advice”. “Not gonna lie you’re a bit of a joke but that dress in the last photo is not doing any favours. Hope this helps,” wrote George, finishing off his sentence with a thumbs-up emoji. Of all things the man could’ve said, he decided to criticize the dress Thea was wearing in one of the photos.

Thea went on to share their exchange on Twitter, showing just how rude people on Tinder can be. The responses from the people on the social media site were what you’d normally expect from anyone reading such a conversation, however, something unexpected happened. Seeing how Chippendale was critiqued over wearing their dress, the people behind ASOS decided to make Thea their model and put up her photo on their website to represent the dress. Now that’s some sweet revenge!

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Thea got her revenge after posting the rude Tinder exchange on Twitter where ASOS noticed her

Bored Panda reached out to Thea for some additional information and she provided an update on her life. “My name is Thea Chippendale, I’m 21 years old and when the tweet happened I was still a university student but now I work as a digital PR executive for a digital PR & SEO agency called Rise At Seven,” the woman introduced herself. She said that a lot has changed since that unfortunate Tinder exchange.


“The situation started when I was on a usual scroll of Tinder and came across a message from the guy, he then wrote those comments,” she provided some background to the story. “I was so angry that I just decided to tweet them, only thinking that it would shock a few of my friends but within a matter of hours it took off and there were thousands of people across the world tweeting me with support,” Thea said.

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Chippendale also shared her reaction to ASOS’ response to the tweet: “I was in shock when ASOS responded the way they did, I couldn’t believe that they had done what they had done and was so grateful that they were able to put such a positive spin on such a negative situation”.

“Since the tweet, the CEO of ASOS, Nick Beighton, invited me down to their HQ where him and the amazing ASOS staff gave me a tour of how ASOS works and all the different departments they have,” Thea revealed. “They also gave me a makeover and I got to have a little photoshoot with their photographers – it was an amazing experience,” she added.


The woman also explained how it has majorly impacted her life and career: “As a result of the story, my now boss tweeted about it and her tweet went viral too, we managed to stay in contact and now I work for her at Rise At Seven! So all in all, it’s amazing how much one tweet can impact your life so much. It’s amazing! My picture now gets recognised everywhere, and I’m now “the ASOS girl”.

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