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Woman Sets Up GoFundMe After Date Called Her Fat

A bad date cost Jade Savage AU$167 -- now she wants it back because a man called her 'fat' after she spent hours getting ready and travelling.

Savage, from Leicester in England's Midlands region, got glammed up to meet a man she connected with online, spending time getting ready and travelling some three-and-a-half hours on a return trip -- but she was humiliated as soon as she walked out of the train station, with her date saying she had "put some weight on".

Now, after spending £93 on the date -- between taxi and train fares, and a consolatory wine after a bad experience -- the 28-year-old single mum has put together a crowdfunding campaign as a "joke".

"He said, ‘f**k me, you have put some weight on haven’t you?’ I was like, ‘No, you can’t say that'," Jade told The Sun newspaper of her date.

Jade Savage had a bad date. Photo: GoFundMe

“It was clear he wanted to call the whole thing off but I still hoped we could have a nice time so we went to his car. But he said, ‘I can say it, it’s a fact. You have put weight on, so therefore I can joke about it'."

Jade said she called him a "prick" and then he went "berserk", taking her back to the train and leaving her there.

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It was an abrupt and disappointing end to a long and already frustrating journey for the Leicester woman, who had taken a taxi to the train station, and then missed a bus she had already bought an AUD$21 ticket for. She was forced to shell out for another ticket, this time for a train, costing her $40 each way.

It was a long and expensive trip. Photo: Google Maps

"My mates were laughing with me, saying, ‘You’ve paid £90 to go to Peterborough, be called fat and then get sent home.’ It was the worst and shortest date I’ve been on," Jade told The Sun.

She jokingly set up a crowdfunding page online, titled "Want my £90 back because my date called me fat", where she revealed that her date had blocked her on social media after first offering to pay her back for her trouble.

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"He then offered to give me the £90 travel money back and blocked me when I said yeah," she claimed.

Jade's crowdfunding page helped her get the money back. Photo: GoFundMe

"Just want to make my £90 travel money back so i can buy wine and sticks of lard."

The happy ending to a disappointing story? As of Tuesday, she has made her money back.