Tweten posted an aggressive note she had recently received from a man who had sent her the same Ok Cupid line three times in the course of a month, asking her if she’d like to chat.After ignoring it repeatedly, Tweten finally wrote back, “No.”His response: “WHY THE FUCK NOT? “If we don't respond, they come back and say, ‘you're a whore.’ If we do respond, we get yelled at and called names.Tweten, who is 27 and works for an entertainment company in Los Angeles, has been on and off Ok Cupid since 2010.
Still, the crude, unsolicited messages are a kind of a bitter aftertaste to what is usually a fun, if sometimes fatiguing, process. You can see the desperation.”Tweten is part of an growing contingent of women who are dedicated to exposing the shady, hostile, and crass entreaties they get from their digital suitors.
If you weren’t interested, you shouldn’t have fucking replied at all! I hate that men think they can talk to women like that.
They should be publicly shamed.”Other women on the Facebook thread agreed, saying they had similar experiences and wanted to see the perpetrators punished in some way, like through a public Instagram account. ”That Instagram account became Bye Felipe, Tweten’s crowdsourced menagerie of mankind’s worst specimens.
Rather than ask out the one cute girl laying out on the quad, however, the man can ask 50. Bombarded by all these "admirers," many women feel overwhelmed and leave scores of messages unreturned.
The name is a play on “Bye Felicia,” a meme used to signify that someone has left a party, and they won’t be missed.
Since creating it Monday of last week, Tweten has received more than two dozen submissions.