March 8, 2017 7:43 pm -

Here’s an online dating hint for the gents: it’s nevera smart idea the react to rejection by Asian women by replying with bilious bigotry.

The guy in the picture above seems nice enough, doesn’t he? Friendly smile, kind eyes, pressed shirt. You presume your mum would be relatively happy if you brought him home.

But it turns out Nick Vedovi has a revolting way of treating women. And he just got properly schooled for it. Pleasingly, it seems that the internet won’t stand for racist/sexist slurs.

A (former) friend of Vedovi’s posted an unflinching Facebook post naming and shaming him after one of his female friends matched with Nick on Tinder and had a truly horrendous conversation with him.

If you’re wondering what the girl did to deserve a spray from Nick – a graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara – the problem was she didn’t respond quickly enough to his messages.

Oh – he didn’t just get booted from tinder…


Rosette Pambakian, Tinder’s Vice President of Communications and Brand had this perfect response in a Tinder blog post entitled “In Commemoration of National Pig Day”.

“Hey Nick (and anyone who behaves like you),

“We’re swiping you off the island.

“Tinder has a zero-tolerance policy on disrespect. No racist rants. No sexist pigs. No trolling. No jerks who can’t get over their own inadequacies long enough to have a decent conversation with another person on Tinder.

“I was personally offended by what you said. Your words to that woman were an assault, not only on her, but on all of us. Every day, we work to rid our ecosystem of bad actors like you. Why anyone would choose to go out into the world and spread hate I will never understand, but you do not have that choice on Tinder. Hate is not an option and we will continue to fight it wherever it rears its ugly head.

“You have a lot to learn, Nick. I see that you studied global business, and that you joined your school’s programs for young entrepreneurs and technology management. Great choices. Because you’ll need to search far and wide to find an organisation that will employ you now. Not sure if you’ve heard, but more and more women are becoming successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Clearly, you haven’t been paying attention. Women’s voices are only getting louder. So let me say this loud and clear: you and your kind are not welcome in our world.

“And we have the power to keep you out of it.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.