A woman has taken to social media to share a painfully awkward encounter she was forced to endure when she went on a date in 2020.
Kersten Hovis revealed the story on her TikTok page, where she revealed what happened when her date accidentally sent her a vile fat-shaming text message that was meant for his friend.Watch: One man presented a PowerPoint to a woman he wanted to "hypothetically date":
Sharing the horrendous faux pas in a video, Hovis captioned the post, "Reality of dating in 2020" and it has since gone viral on TikTok.
Reportedly, Kersten had invited her date round to her house to pick her up but was left shocked when she received a text message while in his company, saying that she was "bigger than expected".
In a message chain between the pair, the man says "I think I'm here", to which Kersten confirms that he is in the right place.
Another message sent afterwards reads in full, "Headed that way, she's bigger than I thought but holy **** her family is loaded."
In the comments of her post, Kersten explained that she was in the car with her date, on the way to grab food with another couple when she received the message - clearly intended for a friend - 10 minutes into the journey.
She sarcastically responded, "I'll pray for ya bud."
In a follow up video, titled "Part 2! Nothing too crazy. Know your worth ladies and never settle" Kersten revealed what happened next.
"I looked at him and I was like, 'You didn't mean to send that, did you?'
"And he was like, 'No'.
"I was like, 'Well you can just turn this car right back around'. And that's what he did.
"I just told him how insecure he was and how shallow he was, and I knew that's why he was still single.
"So we sat in awkward silence for the ten minute ride home."
Concluding the tale, Kersten said that she refused to be demoralized by the experience, stating:
"I'm 5 ft 9, I don't expect myself to be a twig. I have some thighs, it's okay, I love that about myself.
"I'm beautiful and your opinion doesn't change my opinion of myself. If anything, it just lets me know what I deserve even more."