For when your night takes a turn for the scary or weird.
A bar in the U.K. is getting a ton of attention online for its genius way of helping customers get away from a scary or weird Tinder date.
James Hanning is the owner of The Brickyard in St. Albans, England. He told BuzzFeed News the sign is a “natural progression” of how the bar tries to treat its customers.
Hanning said his bar and its sister bar, The Sunrunner, have made it their policy to look out for women who may be in an uncomfortable situation.
“We have always trained the team to be additionally watchful of groups of women to ensure that anyone approaching them was welcome, and we’d discreetly ask someone in the group if they were happy and intervene when necessary,” he said.
As online dating sites like Tinder have become more and more popular, Hanning said his managers have been fielding questions from women about their dates.
He said two of his managers told him recently that two separate women had asked them if they had thought their Tinder dates looked like their photos.
“They were lighthearted conversations, but we realized there was a potential for discomfort and thought that a discreet sign would help give dates the confidence to ask for assistance if things weren’t going well,” he said.
So, The Brickyard decided to install a sign in its women’s bathroom, telling customers they have a strategy for them if they need to get out of a bad date. It reads:
Tinder date gone wrong? Doesn’t look like his picture, or just plain weird?
If you’re on a date and it’s not going well, come to the bar and ask for Rachelle or Jennifer and we’ll get you out of it and/or get you a taxi. Your safety and happiness is our highest priority. If anyone is bothering you or making you feel uncomfortable please tell us. We will discreetly move them away, and if necessary ask them to leave. The Brickyard is safe and fun, we want you to enjoy your time here. Talk to us and we’ll sort it out