A RADIO presenter revealed she hasn’t been on a date in half a decade after being scammed into handing her “boyfriend” hundreds of pounds.
Mel Greig paid out £563 for a Tinder date.
The Australian TV personality, who recently turned 40, was “cheated” by a man she met through a dating app when she loaned him money after he lost his bank card in 2017.
After handing her the money, he continued to block her and she never saw her money or the man again.
The shocking experience left scars on Mel, the Gold Coast woman recounted The morning show on Thursday, she “hasn’t had a date since.”
“I dated a guy for a few days and looking back I can see the red flags,” she said.
“Somehow during that time I managed to see his pay slip, which said he had earned over $300,000 (Australian dollars).
“After three days with me, his bank card was gone.”
After lending him the money, he asked to borrow more money, but when Mel said “no,” he disappeared.
“I didn’t feel comfortable because he didn’t pay the first thousand,” she said.
“But then he just blocked me on everything and just disappeared.
“I felt so vulnerable and so embarrassed that someone would actively go out and cheat on someone.”
As a result of their encounter, Mel hasn’t dated anyone in five years, something she says she’s now ready to finally try again.
“I’m ready to dust off the dating apps,” she said.
She also spoke about recently losing 13kg after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
“I was just stunned when that happened and I just wanted to give up my health,” she said.
However, when her doctor stated that it was reversible with diet adjustments and weight loss, Mel saw this as an opportunity to regain control.
This article first appeared in News.Au.Com and has been republished with permission.
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