Remember the girl whose Facebook appeal to find the ‘stunning’ guy she met on a night out went viral yesterday, after it was revealed he had a girlfriend?
Well, she’s given her side of the story now.
Pippa Mckinney, 22, was out to celebrate her birthday, when she met Matty from Wythenshawe. The two hit it off, they spent a magical evening together and she took his number. But the next day she discovered the number didn’t work, so she launched an appeal on Facebook to locate him.
Unfortunately it turned out Matty already had a girlfriend, who was subsequently tagged in the post. She wasn’t too happy, dumping him for obvious reasons.
Pippa, a hairdressing student from Stockport, told the Manchester Evening News:
I was absolutely gutted. I know I had only met him on a night out but we instantly hit it off and I really did like him. I thought he looked stunning and he was really friendly, we just clicked.
But when I realised he had a girlfriend I couldn’t believe it. I felt really embarrassed, especially once the post went viral. I feel embarrassed for his girlfriend too as this is not her fault.
I just thought he was a really nice guy but I was obviously wrong.
She went on:
I do feel a bit sorry for him now as there are so many people laughing at him but then he shouldn’t have done what he did and he will have to face the consequences.
I have been getting lots of abuse from people too but at the end of the day I was innocently looking for a lad I liked who I thought was single – I didn’t do anything wrong.
From now on I’m going to be really wary before speaking to anyone else in a club or a bar in future as it has put me off. I would definitely be checking their number properly before I left if I did meet anyone I liked.
Pippa met him at AXM nightclub, where apparently Matty came over to her and told her she was ‘stunning’, and kept asking if she was ‘single’. They shared a few kisses and he even invited Pippa back to his mum’s house in Wythenshawe.
She described her decision to make the Facebook appeal the next day, after finding the number didn’t work:
It never crossed my mind that he might have a girlfriend because he kept telling me he was single. If I’d known he had a girlfriend I wouldn’t be standing there talking to him let alone looking for him on Facebook.
Within the first hour of me posting the pic someone tagged a name I didn’t recognise. I thought “who is this” and clicked on her profile, and that’s when I saw him in her cover photo. I felt so stupid. I was gutted for myself, gutted for her and gutted for him.
His girlfriend sent me a message asking exactly what had happened so I told her. She was really nice and I felt really bad for her.
UNILAD approached Matty for comment, but he declined.