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Woman jets 1,500 miles to meet online date and he dumps her while she’s on plane
October 6, 2020
A 23-year-old woman has hit out after being dumped while flying to meet a man she'd met online seven days before.
Jasmine Triggs made the devastating discovery when the mystery man blocked her number as she stepped on to the plane.
The US baking company owner ended up stranded at the airport in Houston, Texas, 1,500 miles away from her home.
Jasmine, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, who forked out £300 for the five-hour round trip, said : "I was talking to this guy for about a week and he asked me to come out to Texas.
"We were talking to the morning I was due to go.
"We were talking and talking and talking every day., about where he went to school, how he'd been a cheerleader and had a robotics company.
"I liked him. We'd been getting to know each other but it was sexual as well.
"He was asking me sexual stuff and he was saying he couldn't wait to see me and that he'd cleaned his living room for me."
The pair had been introduced via an iMessage group chat by a mutual friend who had also never met the man in person.
Jasmine had forked out £300 for the five-hour round trip and as soon as she landed at the airport, she tried to contact the man who had already blocked her number.
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She said: "When I was on the plane, all my messages were sending to everyone apart from him so he'd obviously blocked me.
"I didn't hear from him all morning and once I landed, I called him, but I realised he'd blocked my number and I was panicking.
"People from the group chat were calling him and he blocked them as well."
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Luckily, Jasmine managed to get hold of a friend who lived close by and went to stay with her for a few days but she still has no idea why she was left stranded at the airport.
She later posted the incident online to warn other people of the dangers of meeting up with people they've never met.
She said: "Either he thought it was funny or he could have had a wife or girlfriend because he started saying he didn't know me but he shouldn't have left me at the airport.
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"I posted it on Twitter and it went viral so he unblocked us and came back in the chat saying he didn't know me but everyone knew he'd asked me to go to meet him.
"He had people messaging me saying they were his sister, it was just a big conundrum.
"I don't even know if he does live in Texas. He has the area code but he has three different numbers.
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"If you're going to meet up with someone, make sure you FaceTime them first and make them buy the ticket.
"I don't believe in someone paying for everything which is why I bought my own ticket but if you're going to see them, make sure they buy it because I'm $380 out of pocket and he's said he was going to pay for everything when I got there.
"Make sure they aren't going to leave you there because if it wasn't for my friend, I don't know what I would have done."
The tweet has racked up almost 70,000 likes and some people have even offered to pay for Jasmine's plane ticket.
She said: "A lot of people have been super kind but I've had the occasional troll.
"Guys have been hitting on me, people have been supportive and offering to pay for my ticket but people have been saying that I'm super dumb."