British man’s PowerPoint presentation to impress date backfires, but earns praise on internet
Ben Velzian met a man named Tom on Tinder, a mobile-based dating platform, according to the Daily Mailworld Updated: Aug 03, 2017 14:37 IST
A man from London did something unusual to impress his date on their first meeting. He put his computer skills to use to propose ideas on the places they could meet but it was not received well by the other party.
Ben Velzian met a man named Tom on Tinder, a mobile-based dating platform, according to the Daily Mail. After getting matched, Tom asked for his suggestions on places where they could meet.
Velzian, a self-confessed “weirdo”, sent him an elaborate PowerPoint presentation listing down such places. From Sir John Soane’s Museum to “arty maze” by Millennium Dome, and Junkyard Golf, Velzian put it all with their pros and cons.
Here are some example options. I think they are splendid ideas pic.twitter.com/uyz9Ef33RO— BV (@velzzb) July 31, 2017
Options 2&3 pic.twitter.com/CMJvYMivxl— BV (@velzzb) July 31, 2017
But his effort to amaze his date backfired when he found out that Tom instead blocked him on WhatsApp. “I am not selling myself very well,” Velzian said on his Twitter thread he started.
While Velzian got rejected by his date for using humorous way of planning a first date, he was wholeheartedly praised on the internet.
“This is incredible. I hope he proposed immediately,” one of the users commented on Twitter. “Quite frankly, I refuse to consider dates without a PowerPoint now. DM me for my email guys xox,” another comment read.
Velzian, however, thought it was “a waste of my MS Office skills” until Microsoft commented on his Twitter thread, saying, “We know your heart will go on” - a line from the hit song sung by Velzian’s favourite singer Celine Dion.
His loss. 💕 pic.twitter.com/DUObhomccM— Microsoft Office (@Office) August 1, 2017
“I think the greatest achievement of my life is Microsoft Office posting about me with a @celinedion quote. Can I put this on my CV?” a clearly excited Velzian tweeted.
Velzian finally realised he can’t date someone “who has 0 humour” and that he has “dodged a bullet”.
Here are some of reactions to Ben’s Twitter thread. Except Tom, everyone seems to be impressed by Ben’s wittiness.
I'm slightly turned on by this. 🤔😂— Scottimus Prime (@i_scotty) August 1, 2017
Me too. I'd have preferred a spreadsheet with calculations though. But a PowerPoint presentation is pretty sexy.— Jemima Bond (@jemimabond007) August 1, 2017
I mean this is mad. But amazing mad 😂 I'm actually going to steal these ideas for date nights 🤣— Joe (@JoeMcNulty) August 1, 2017
I would have loved this. My name is Tom, perhaps I could just take his place? It needs to be known that not all Tom's are ungrateful!— Tom Hayes (@curlytomtom) August 1, 2017