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A student who requested Tinder and Bumble matches to send her poems for Valentine's Day has declared "love is dead" after a string of seedy and disappointing responses left her underwhelmed to say the least.
George Arkley said she'd go on a Valentine's Day date to whichever match sent the 'most romantic poem', but after she was left disappointed with the results, she had to go back on her word.
The 20-year-old English Literature student decided to use dating apps Tinder and Bumble for her social experiment, receiving everything from pledges of everlasting love through to death threats.
While some people took the poetic request slightly too far with threats like "Roses are red, violets are blue. Love me today, or I'll kill you," others quite blatantly just couldn't be bothered, responding the likes of "I'm not Shakespeare... F*ck this I'm going." Very poor effort.
Another clever, but downright creepy response read: "I wish I was your mirror, hanging on your wall. Cos every time you get undressed, guess who'd see it all?"
It doesn't get much better than this honest rhyme which said: "Violets are blue, roses are thorny. Be my valentine, cos I am horny."
George, whose story first appeared on student news site The Tab, said: "It's Valentine's Day and I'm bored of waiting for boys to up their graft and ask me out on a date.
"It's time to take matters into our own hands ladies, and start asking them out first.
"As punishment for their truly shocking flirting skills, I asked boys on Tinder and Bumble to send me their finest poetry.
"I want to be romanced with roses, Shakespeare and a cheeky bottle of Prosecco but seeing as that is clearly too much to ask in 2019, I decided to play the boys at their own game.
"I told them to send me their most romantic poem and, if I liked it, I would go on a date with them."
But after the quite frankly horrifying responses George received, she declared: "That's it, I'm deleting Tinder and Bumble for the ten millionth time."
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