Man Asks Woman for Money Weeks After Buying Her a Drink

September 12th 2016

Laura Donovan

A British woman achieved viral fame after tweeting out one man's entitled response to getting turned down after buying her a drink.


Abby Fenton, 18, recently shared a screenshot of a text exchange she had with a man named Liam that she met at a bar. Liam opens the text by reminding Fenton that they met a few weeks earlier, and that he wanted money back from the drink he bought her.


Twitter users who saw the exchange quickly assumed that the man asked for his money back because he did not get what he wanted out of their interaction.

Her tweet went viral, garnering nearly 40,000 likes and more than 15,000 retweets. She polled fellow Twitter on whether she should have paid him back. The response was a resounding "no."

ATTN: has reached out to Fenton for comment and will update this piece if she responds.

Though we don't have all of the details on the interaction, Fenton's experience is an example of what happens when courtship is viewed as a transaction. Liam's response seems to suggest that he thought Fenton owed him something because he bought her a drink, and Fenton may very well have felt pressed to give him her number in the first place because of this gesture.

This kind of behavior isn't totally unusual, either, Late last year, a woman named Lauren Crouch blogged that a man texted to ask for his money back after he took her out on a coffee date and she decided she didn't want to continue seeing him after that.



"Yes you do decide yourself what to do with your money, and last night you decided to spend it on a coffee," Crouch wrote on Tumblr. "I don’t come with a money back guarantee. Dates aren’t commodities. I actually felt angry, because as you’ll know if you read this blog often, I am a massively big believer in women always offering to pay for dates."

[H/T Cosmopolitan]