If you’re wondering how to start a conversation with a match on Tinder, here’s the trendiest pickup line right now. Ready? Say, “I wish they’d teach us more about Vikings.”
If you’re confused, you should be, because it’s super confusing. Here’s how it started.
A 21-year-old in Michigan named Caitlin Whitlock was going through old stuff at her parents’ house in March, and found a book by the American Girl company called “A Smart Girl’s Guide to Boys”.
One of the pages listed ways to start a conversation. And randomly, one of the things they suggested was “I wish they’d teach us more about Vikings.”
She thought it was funny, so she texted it to a friend. Not surprisingly, he wrote back, quote, “What the [eff].” So she tweeted a screenshot of their exchange, and a picture of the book, and it slowly went viral.
It started blowing up recently, and now people are supposedly using it as a pickup line. And some even say it’s working.
This might be the least romantic way to meet someone. But hey, whatever works . . .
There’s a 51-year-old truck driver in England named Mark Ellis. And about ten years ago, he was on his way to a bar when he stopped to use a public bathroom. It was some time around 2005, but it’s not really clear.
(CAREFUL!) Anyway, someone had written a phone number on the wall, with a message that said, “If you want a good SHAG, call Donna.” And he actually TRIED the number.
He sent a text that said, “What are you up to?” He didn’t think anyone would actually respond . . . he just did it as a joke. But someone texted BACK and said, “Who is this?” And it really WAS a woman named Donna.
Her name is Donna Roberts, and she looks like she’s in her thirties now. It turns out an ex-boyfriend had written her number on the wall to mess with her.
But it backfired, because she and Mark hit it OFF. They started dating, fell in love, and they now have two kids together . . . a nine-year-old and an eight-year-old.
A newspaper in England just did a story on them, so that’s why we’re hearing about it. Donna says their kids are still too young for the REAL story of how they met. So for now they think Mark just texted her by mistake.
A Woman Texted a Baby Announcement to the Wrong Number . . . and the Guy Who Got It Showed Up at the Hospital with Presents
A woman in Bainbridge, Georgia named Teresa Lashley recently sent a group text message that said her daughter-in-law was having a baby. (Bainbridge is in southern Georgia, just across the border from Tallahassee, Florida.)
But it turned out one of her friends had changed his number, and she didn’t know it. So a random guy named Denis Williams got the message instead, and texted back to let her know what happened.
But she still didn’t realize it was the wrong number at that point, and sent him a photo of her holding the baby.
And apparently he was feeling kind of invested in the whole thing by then, because he texted back to find out the name of the hospital . . . and asked if he could come by and take a PICTURE with them.
And at that point Teresa finally realized what happened, but also thought it was funny. So she sent him the room number, and Denis and his brother eventually showed up with PRESENTS.
We don’t know what the presents were, but Teresa posted a photo on Facebook of them posing with the parents. And there are also screenshots of all the text messages.