Dating is hard. Really hard. Online dating can be the pits. Having to deal with strangers who send inappropriate and/or sexually charged messages is not only a turnoff, but a true WTF moment. Well enter the Instagram page, Bye Felipe. Bye Felipe is a place where women can provide pictures or screenshots of online dating convos that went left. Or in the words of Drake, they went 0 to 100 real quick, real quick.
Alexandra Tweten, the woman who started Bye Felipe, wrote in a blog for Ms. magazine that she came up with the idea after she and a friend had similar experiences with men going off on them after they politely turned them down. Tweten figured that other women were dealing with this problem and we all know there’s no place better to commiserate than on the Internet.
E! Online writes, “So she started compiling screenshots from women who were dealing with angry suitors who couldn’t handle the idea of a female not being interested in them after a conversation, a date or just a glance at their profile.While the main purpose of Bye Felipe is obviously to expose these individuals, but it also serves as a reminder that this is what it’s truly like for women online.”
Tweten wrote in her blog:
“Under their logic, we are supposed to entertain any man who is interested in conversation or a date just because we exist on a dating site. Which is completely ridiculous. This is just a symptom of a larger problem. Censoring these messages may help in the short term, but the messages featured on Bye Felipe are like an immortalized version of the catcalls and threats women receive on the street every day, just walking around and existing. Until we change the cultural atmosphere, women will continue to receive these hurtful messages online and in real life.”
Check out some of the photos of conversations, well they are more like rantings of mad men, that have been posted: