Trending News: This Cruel ‘Pull-A-Pig’ Dating Prank Is Awful And Shameless
Long Story Short
A Dutch guy has been accused of inviting a British girl to meet him 400 miles away, only to tell her when she arrived that it was a prank called ‘pigging.’ The guy denies the claims and we really hope the allegations aren’t true cause this stunt has to be one of the most abhorrent dating behaviors we’ve heard.
British 24-year-old Sophie Stephenson met 21-year-old Dutch dude Jesse Mateman in Barcelona and had a great time together. They wanted to see each other again and, as Stephenson claims according to The Daily Mail, Mateman convinced her to visit him in Holland.
So, she paid £350 ($462 USD) to fly to Amsterdam and meet the guy — but when she arrived he wasn’t there to pick her up. She got a free shuttle to the hotel and six hours later she said she got a message on Snapchat: “You were pigged. It was a joke.”
Here’s how Stephenson expained her reaction to MailOnline:
”Pulling a pig’ is where a guy tries to pull the fat ugly girl. When I saw that message, I wanted to be sick…
“I was in a foreign country, on my own and the guy that I liked had just abandoned me. I replied and said ‘how could you be so cruel’ and all he did was block me. I just couldn’t believe it. I had no way of contacting him. I was petrified being in Amsterdam all on my own. I was so upset about what happened that I changed my flights so I could head home the next morning. I am furious that this happened and it’s so dangerous. I want people to know what happened to me so that this never happens to anyone else.”
“As soon as I heard I wanted to go over there and find him,” said Andrew Stephenson, Sophie’s dad. “It would be awful for it to happen to anybody, but for it to happen to my daughter is disgusting. It’s awful to think of. She is a beautiful, confident, gorgeous girl and how dare that b*****d do anything like this.”
For Mateman’s part, he denies the whole thing. He told a Dutch website that the story was “fully invented.”
Mateman’s lawyer released this statement today on Twitter:
The statement on behalve of Jesse Mateman: pic.twitter.com/scNeJsFK5K
— Yehudi Moszkowicz (@Moszkowicz) October 10, 2017
If the story is made up, this is extremely serious as it has very clearly been damaging to Mateman’s reputation. On the other hand, if it isn’t, and pigging is, in fact, a cruel dating trend, as some sites are alleging without any further evidence, then this is disgusting and definitely needs to stop. Like, yesterday.
Own The Conversation
Ask The Big Question
Is pigging really a trend?
Drop This Fact
There once was a dating site called ‘Pull the Pig’ (doesn’t exist anymore) for “achievable-looking women.”