A Hinge user was gobsmacked after a potential love interest used Captain Sir Thomas Moore’s recent death as a chat up line on the dating app.
The dater, known as Rebecca, took to her Twitter page to share a screenshot of the man’s opening message to her on the dating app with her 3,327 followers.
The man had decided to comment on one of her pictures to get her attention.
And it seemed like he though Captain Tom Moore ‘s death was the best way to do it.
National hero Captain Sir Tom Moore died aged 100 on Tuesday (February 2) after testing positive for coronavirus.
The World War II Veteran made headlines in 2020 for his Guinness World Record-breaking charity efforts for the NHS.
The first message the dater went for referenced this as he wrote: “Hi Rebecca. Sad to hear about Captain Tom?”
She captioned the post: “Stop the world, I want to get off.”
The tweet quickly went viral, racking up more than 390 retweets and 14,000 likes.
One fellow Twitter user asked: “Well are you????” As she replied: “Don’t.”
Another added: “In awe at how many people seem to have tried this,” as Rebecca replied: “I’d like to know if it’s worked for anyone.”
A third chimed in: “I can’t believe anyone could be cynical enough to use that to try and hook up.”
While a fourth added: “I thought my one liners were bad, but this. This is a shocker.”
Sir Tom passed away on Tuesday morning after earlier thanking staff at Bedford Hospital where he had been receiving treatment for Covid-19.
He spent his final hours with his family at his bedside, sharing “laughter and tears” together.
Hannah and Tom’s grandchildren Benjie and Georgia were with him in hospital, while daughter Lucy spoke to him on FaceTime.
Hannah and Lucy said in a statement: “The last year of our father’s life was nothing short of remarkable. He was rejuvenated and experienced things he’d only ever dreamed of.
“Whilst he’d been in so many hearts for just a short time, he was an incredible father and grandfather, and he will stay alive in our hearts forever.”
Sir Tom had been receiving treatment for prostate and skin cancer over the last five years.
He was initially admitted to hospital on January 12, where he received a pneumonia diagnosis.