A Las Vegas man looking for a hit-it and quit-it hookup on Tinder instead contracted genital herpes from a girl he matched with on the hookup app and is now taking her to court.
The man, whose name has not been released, says he had unprotected sex with the unidentified woman twice before realizing he contracted a sexually transmitted disease. Yikes.
From NBC 3:
The man is identified as John Doe in court documents. The woman is a Hollywood producer. The two met on Tinder, an online dating app. He says the two had unprotected sex twice and he contracted genital herpes.
The lawsuit was filed in the Clark County District Court. He wants at least $10,000 for his pain and suffering.
According to the complaint filed in the court, the two had unprotected sex, including once at the Stratosphere Casino & Hotel. He says the woman later admitted she lied about having genital herpes.
“What about personal responsibility? You met a stranger. You have unprotected sex with someone. Why wouldn’t you use protection if it was someone you didn’t even know,” said Christopher Reynolds with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
The organization is behind a controversial billboard that went up in Los Angeles in September. The billboard linked Tinder to an increase in sexually transmitted diseases.
“Sometimes billboards point out things that people just don’t want to talk about that need to be talked about,” said Reynolds.
“If the only thing you have is a keyboard and a computer screen, then are you really going to have those conversations about STD’s or about protection?” he continued.
$10,000? That’s it? Is that even going to cover court costs? You shouldn’t be suing a chick for giving you a heinous disease unless you’re asking for at least 50K, in my opinion.
Apparently, genital herpes is far more common than I realized. A spokesman for the AIDs Healthcare Foundation says “almost 45 percent of Americans are said to be infected.” I’m not sure if I buy that stat. It would mean there is a good chance either you or your SO has genital herpes.
Taking a Tinder date to court is my new favorite concept, though. It shouldn’t be reserved just for sexually transmitted diseases. You should sue a Tinder match if they put up deceivingly attractive photos of themselves before you meet them and find out those photos were clearly edited. That’s false advertising.
Of course, you could always go my safe route, which is to never use a dumb hookup app in the first place. Pretend it’s 1998 and go meet a girl like a normal dude would back then. Who knows, it might save you from genital herpes..
[via NBC 3]
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