TikToker's Viral Video About Leaving A First Date Because The Guy Wouldn't Pay $3 For Cheese Was Probably Just A Prank

A viral TikTok shows a young woman in New York City who shares that she dipped out on a first date because the guy refused to pay $3 extra for cheese. Turns out the whole thing might have been a prank, though.

By Gina Florio2 min read
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Last week, TikToker @dafna_diamant shared a video of herself supposedly leaving a first date that didn't go well. "Why am I doing this to myself?" she says, detailing a story of another terrible date she has experienced in New York City. She tells a story of meeting a guy that she met on a dating app, and things seemed to be going well. "He seems very nice," she says. "Things are going well." When the waitress comes to take their order, Dafna orders the branzino, and the guy orders the burger. When he was asked if he wanted cheese on the burger, he asked if it was an extra cost. The waitress responded and said it was $3 extra. He declined and lamented about the fact that you have to pay extra for everything these days. Dafna ate some of her food when it came out, then got up and went to the bathroom. She approached the waiter to pay the bill and texted the guy, "The check is taken care of. You should have gotten the cheese."

TikToker's Viral Video About Leaving a First Date Because the Guy Wouldn't Pay $3 for Cheese Was Probably Just a Prank

The story went viral and was talked about by hundreds of people on social media. Many people called her crazy, rude, and entitled. The comments on her TikTok criticized her and expressed disbelief that she would just leave in the middle of a date like that. "Phew. That guy lucked out! That was close," someone wrote. "That's an awful way to treat someone," another person commented. "She really thought this was the right thing to do," someone said. Other people praised the guy and called him "financially literate."

The more viral the story went, the more Dafna was talking about it on her TikTok. Shortly after, she posted a video entitled, "Unhinged response for comments." She didn't appreciate the way people were attacking her looks, calling her ugly, and telling her she deserves to be alone. "I'm having a laugh about it. The guy is having a laugh about it," she said. She also shared that she is "broke" herself and struggling to just pay the bills because she's an unpaid intern.

She posted yet another video telling her followers that the guy isn't on TikTok or any other social media platform. And that's when people started to doubt her story. "No social media but he's using dating apps?" someone commented. "You keep changing the narrative," someone wrote. "It'd be more entertaining if you kept the story straight. Two videos ago he apparently knew about this and was laughing with you?" someone commented.

An NBC news article questioned whether Dafna's story was actually true, and she posted a TikTok with the headline in the background set to the audio, "You know what it never was? That serious. It was never that serious. Quite frankly, it would never be that serious."

But just when things couldn't get more confusing, TikToker Zakir (@zockr) posted a stitch to this TikTok and said with a laugh, "Dafna darling. You're so funny. You crazy girl." He said people have been asking if he's going to go on a second date with Dafna. But then he said he would never consider going on any date with Dafna, leaving many people wondering if they actually ever went on a date at all.

Zakir previously posted a screenshot on TikTok revealing a chat conversation with Dafna where she allegedly asked him to answer her DM request. In the background, he is eating a slice of cheese. The comments are all in support of Zakir and tell him he has dodged a bullet, although there are some comments still questioning whether their interaction is real or if they are just playing a prank for clicks and views.

The story is likely not true, but Evie Magazine has reached out to Dafna and Zakir for comment. In the meantime, Dafna has been posting content about "being hated online," resulting in many comments and questions about the veracity of her story.