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Jerk Of The Day: This Guy Who Sent His GF A List Of 'Rules' Then Cheated On Her Anyway

Ring the alarm bells.

According to Merriam-Webster, ‘double standards’ can be defined as “a set of principles that applies differently and usually more rigorously to one group of people or circumstances than to another.” It’s a definition that Twitter user Zoe Scholefield’s ex-boyfriend could use, after he sent her a list of ‘relationship rules’ before cheating on her anyway.

Sorry, what? Credit: Giphy

Schoefield, who lives in the UK, recently tweeted a screenshot of a text conversation between her and her ex-boyfriend which has been liked over 35,000 times, on account of it being beyond batsh*t crazy. 

The list of numbered rules includes demands like, “always send me photos of front and back of what you are wearing so I can approve it,” and to send a “video of room before you sleep to prove no one else is there.”

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Schoefield captioned the post, “funny how my ex sent me stuff like this then has the audacity to cheat on me.” 

Like he said. Credit: Giphy

Twitter users were quick to flock to the comments section of Schoefield’s post to express their shock and concern, and some even shared their personal experiences of being in controlling and toxic relationships.

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One user responded to Schoefield’s tweet, “It’s paranoia. He thinks you’re going to do what he did to you, so he tries to control you. Used to have a mate that did that to his ex,” which was liked over 800 times.

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Interestingly, one of his ‘relationship rules’ was “if you find time to call me or FaceTime me let me know in advance,” which sounds like a clear indication of his shady behaviour behind the scenes. 

SMH. Credit: Giphy

While Schoefield is yet to respond to the comments on her post, it appears that she has successfully managed to get out of this truly horrifying relationship. Amen to that, because this type of behaviour is NOT okay.

If you, or anyone you know is struggling with issues related to domestic abuse, contact Lifeline on 13 11 4 or 1800 RESPECT for support. 

Peak 2019 Is This Flat-Earther Being Launched Into The Sky Thanks To A Dating App For Hookups

It's a flat match.

We’ve reached peak 2019, because now dating apps are quite literally fuelling the hopes and dreams of flat-earthers.

Notorious flat-earth conspiracy theorist, daredevil, self-taught rocket scientist and limo driver ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes has once again launched himself 1,500m into the sky over the Mojave Desert with a homemade steam-powered rocket. 

Say again? Credit: Giphy

According to the 63-year-old, the whole thing is sponsored by “commitment-free dating app” Hud, and is part of an upcoming series for the Discovery Channel.

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I’ve got a few questions. Firstly, why is a dating app for hookups sponsoring this kind of thing? Secondly, who is trusting a homemade rocket 1,500m in the sky!? And thirdly, did Hughes have his dreams dashed when he looked down and saw the curvature of the Earth?

According to Forbes, it’s the second time Hughes has launched himself into the atmosphere in hopes of drawing attention to the ‘Flat Earth movement’ and eventually send himself to space where he can find out once and for all what Earth is shaped like. Spoiler alert: it’s round. 

Sorry. Credit: Giphy

Hughes isn’t the first person to make headlines for believing our planet is flat. NBA star Kyrie Irving, television personality Tila Tequila and rapper B.o.B are all convinced of Earth’s flatness. In 2016, B.o.B posted a series of tweets telling his millions of followers that he “didn’t wanna believe it either.”

B.o.B. Credit: Paras Griffin/Getty Images

“No matter how high in elevation you are…the horizon is always eye level…” he wrote. Later he posted a photo of the horizon and captioned it, “The cities in the background are approx. 16 miles apart…where is the curve? Please explain this.” Wow.

There’s no update on whether Hughes’ launch was a success or failure judging by the daredevil’s various social media platforms, but no news is good news, right?  

This Graph Showing How Couples Meet Is A Reflection Of How Wild The Modern Dating World Is

Swipe right?

If you’re single, and on the prowl, what’s your strategy when it comes to meeting a significant other? If it’s through friends, co-workers or family, you might be hitting a dead end.

According to this graph from a Stanford University Paper on how heterosexual couples in the U.S. met over an 80-year period, once traditional methods of finding romance have seriously fallen out of fashion.

How times have changed. Credit: Stanford University

The graph shows couples who met through a family member, friends, or at school at an all-time high in 1940. Fast-forward to 2019 and the percentage of couples who have met because mum set them up with the “handsome doctor from next door” has plummeted to 5%.

Thanks mum.

On the other hand, the likelihood of meeting someone online has skyrocketed to almost 40% this year. Same goes for meeting at a bar or restaurant, which apparently accounts for over 25% of couples who met in 2019.

So, is the fairytale of locking eyes across the room and falling in love IRL a thing anymore? Or does it come down to the fact that meeting a lover online, or while you’re ordering a drink is far more convenient? 

Tinderella.

The study notes that “the rise of the Internet has allowed individuals in the dating market to disintermediate their friends, i.e. to meet romantic partners without the personal intermediation of their friends and family.” 

And it’s true. Instead of asking your cousin for their hot personal trainer’s number, these days we’re removing the middle man, going direct to the source and finding far more options than we would through said cousin.

Well, this is awkward.

It might not be as romantic as The Notebook, but it’s the reality of living in a technology-driven world and let’s be honest, swiping left or mysteriously vanishing from the bar feels far easier than going on an awkward blind date.

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