Social media users are taking pity on a young man who claims he took a woman on an extravagant date only to remain in the “friend zone.”
According to the Daily Mail, a young man named Daniel is being called the king of the friend-zone after he took a woman on an elaborate date, which ended in her calling him “an amazing friend,” and using the hashtag #stillsingletho.
A photo posted on Instagram shows what appears to be a happy couple began to spread online after the caption revealed that the pair were not a couple at all, which shocked many after reading everything the man did.
“From Top Golf, to dinner, flowers, ice cream and Horeseback riding, you out-did yourself on this friend date Daniel!” The young woman wrote in a Facebook post. “You wanted to set a standard for how I should be treated and you sure set a high one. I thank God so much that He put an amazing friend like you in my life. Thank you for making me feel like a true princess! #stillsingletho.”
The post quickly went viral, with many taking pity on Daniel for putting in so much effort, only to be referred to as simply a friend multiple times.
“This man was trying his hardest to get out the friend zone smh,” one Twitter user wrote.
“No one deserves this… NO one,” another user wrote.
According to Unilad, a post reportedly from Daniel himself surfaced, with the young man clarifying the situation and defending his friend, who he says was harassed for the post.
“This post is to clear up my whole ‘friend’ date,” Daniel wrote. “First off, I am the one who set these boundaries to begin with. I am also the one who made up the hashtag as a joke. Leading up to the day, Alex had shared with me her testimony, and because of her past relationships her self worth had diminished. She had never been treated like a lady and I wanted to show her what it was like. So please, stop the harassment. This is the exact opposite of what I wanted to happen. The comments and messages she has been receiving have been nothing but hate. She does not deserve that.”
Sources: Daily Mail, Unilad / Photo Credit: Instagram via Unilad