Ask any singleton out there right now and they’ll confirm to you that dating in the modern era is not an easy (mostly online) battlefield to navigate. And if the singleton you happen to be asking is radio presenter Mel Greig, well, she’ll definitely confirm it.
Writing for YahooBe earlier this week, the 34-year-old shared that she has recently been victim to one of the modern woman’s greatest dating fears: the man who moves in on the first date and takes your money while they’re at it.
We’ll give you a minute to get all of those shudders out of your system before we continue.
“I went on a first date and the guy ended up needing a place to stay, so after a few wines I kindly/stupidly said he was welcome to stay with me for a few days whilst he found a place,” Greig says pointing out that it was probably right around that time that she should have considered why he didn't have anyone else in his life that he could ask for help - also known as Red Flag Number 1.
Greig continues, "the third day in, I get a phone call from him in tears saying his bank account had been hacked and he had no access to money because his account was now locked. He asked to borrow money, and given all of his possessions were in my house and he wasn’t going anywhere, I said yes and I loaned him the money."
When addressing the question of why she would risk doing something like that, Greig says the decision was simple. "I’m not an ass**le. He was crying and he was desperate, and I chose to see the best in someone, and to not judge the situation he was apparently in."