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Stranger stuns woman by slipping her a note to 'run' from date with 'too many red flags'


Jun. 27 2024, Published 12:25 p.m. ET

Hadia experienced an unusual first date when a stranger passed her a note advising her to 'run' due to the man's numerous red flags. While her date was in the bathroom, a nearby gay man who had overheard their conversation quickly wrote a warning on a CVS receipt. Hadia shared this mid-date advice from a stranger on X, starting her tweet with, "I had coffee with a guy yesterday. When he went to the bathroom, the gay guy sitting behind me passed me this note."

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"I had coffee with a guy yesterday. When he went to the bathroom, the gay guy sitting behind me passed me this note," she wrote. The note Hadia received contained a concise eight-word warning: "Too many red flags. Run. Be safe girl." Her tweet about the incident quickly went viral, amassing over 385,000 likes and being shared more than 40,000 times. Many people were curious about the red flags and asked Hadia for more details about her date. She provided more context in a series of follow-up tweets.

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Hadia acknowledged noticing some red flags herself but clarified that she never felt threatened or in danger. She continued the conversation to debate his viewpoints on various topics they disagreed on. "I recognized the red flags, but I wasn’t in danger, so I stayed, because of course, I had to debate him. I’m sure my guardian angel was exhausted and was like “B*TCH, LEAVE!” she wrote.

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They disagreed on several topics, including the rapper Da Baby, who faced backlash for homophobic comments. "We did not see eye to eye on the Da Baby situation and he’s a Kevin Samuels fan. I had to look him up and was immediately taken aback lmao," she wrote. Kevin Samuels, a controversial figure, is criticized for his sexist views and for exploiting the vulnerabilities of Black women, according to a Yahoo News op-ed. He is infamous for rating people based on their "sexual marketplace value," a term he created, and for promoting derogatory remarks about women.

She mentioned there were additional red flags but chose not to elaborate, stating she would have "recognized them with or without the note." She appreciated the stranger's warning, adding, "But the note was greatly appreciated and added some laughs to my night." Despite her tweets, many wondered if there would be a second date. One person asked, "Did you listen? cause if anyone knows men better, it’s GAY MEN." Hadia confirmed there would be no second date.

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One X user commented, "I can't help but wonder how bright red those flags were for a complete stranger notice and write a warning note. Big yikes." Hadia responded writing, "As bright as my red nails." Many wished they had a friend like the gay stranger. "I’m just saying if a man who dates men, tells me to run duh, I’m hitting the JETS," wrote one user. Some men said the stranger, and the woman was too quick to judge the guy, adding that it was ok to have different tastes and opinions. Another X user countered, "Judging by a good portion of the comments on this post, a lot of men are fearful that their red flags are easily detected."

This article was originally published on August 17, 2021. It has since been updated.

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