Man's dating faux pas sparks Twitter debate: 'I never want to feel that way again'

A romance author shared a first date mishap on Twitter last week — to very mixed reactions.

Alisha Ray posted that on the day before Valentine's Day she went on a first date at a coffee shop. Everything was fine, up until her date went up to the front counter to grab their drink order and returned with two treats. For himself.

In a follow-up tweet, she said:

“it’s a whole day (almost twenty four hours) later and I am still marveling over this man who is on a date and buys two whole cake pops – which is equal to the number of people on this date – and doesnt offer a single cake pop. to said date.”

The tweet blew up with nearly 360,000 favorites and over 23,000 retweets, and divided Twitter on whether the date etiquette was actually impolite.

While some agreed with Ray that it was a startling move for someone to make on a first date, others thought Ray was spoiled or "entitled" for assuming the date should have given her one of the cake pops.

Ray, on the other hand, insists that she was just joking about the mishap.

And joked about the viral Twitter moment on her Instagram account, captioning her most recent upload with "someday my cake prince will come."

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someday my cake prince will come

A post shared by Alisha Rai (@alisharaiwrites) on Feb 20, 2020 at 1:57pm PST