An Irish man who had a one-night stand with a woman logged into Facebook the next day to find a message, supposedly written by his date, mocking his performance in the bedroom. The man later claimed the message was a hoax.
The 23-year-old Ulster University student, identified only as "Mark," reportedly spent a night out with a woman named Sarah in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, and woke up in bed with her the next morning, according to the Daily Mail.
The man said he snuck out of Sarah's bedroom without her noticing, but reportedly left his phone behind.
When Sarah searched through Mark's phone for someone she could contact to return it, she discovered offensive messages that he had written about her to a friend.
After reading the messages, she decided to get revenge with this Facebook post:
Hi Mark, it's Sarah from last night. Bet you thought you were clever sneaking out of my house this morning before I got up but you left your phone in my room. Looked through your messages to try and find someone to get your phone back to only to see you call me a "fat s----" a "tramp" and a "box of s----." If you want your phone back come back to my house and get it. Love from the "big girl" that certainly made a wee man out of you last night.
The woman reportedly posted this message to Mark's Facebook page, which had been left open on his phone, for all of his friends to see. The post has since gone viral with more than 1,400 shares as of Feb. 5, according to the Daily Mail.
Mark said he didn't realize his phone was missing until late the next day.
"I was still really tired though so I went straight to bed when I got home and didn't even think to look for my phone until I got up at about 6 p.m. or so," he said.
"The moment of realization was not nice and obviously it got worse when I saw the message she had left on Facebook."
The man said he was deeply embarrassed by the incident.
"It was very embarrassing having to go back to [her house] to get my phone but there was nothing really to say," Mark said.
"I apologized to her for what I had said in the text messages but she didn't really reply," he said, adding that he had been drunk when he sent the messages and didn't really mean the insults that he had written about her.
On Feb. 5, the man revealed that the Facebook message that he had initially believed was written by his date was in fact a prank by three of his female friends, who had reportedly posted the message in the guise of Sarah.
"Sorry to disappoint folks, this was just a very well played frape!" he said. "The main culprits being Rachel Fullen, Niamh Greene and Hannah Dunn. So a big shout out to them!"
The incident is just one example of how modern social media can help heighten the embarrassment from a one-night stand.
In 2012, TheGloss.com posted a list of reasons why social media users should avoid friending their one-time dates on Facebook.