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Man cancels Tinder date after woman says she ‘doesn’t like going to black people places’ 

Black man cancels Tinder date after white woman he’d been chatting to says she ‘doesn’t like going to black people places’

  • Nicky Sowemimo had arranged to meet woman after chatting to her on Tinder 
  • The 32-year-old and the woman were set to meet at the Soho Zebrano cocktail bar in London’s West End
  • Mr Sowemimo cancelled meeting with moments to spare after shocking texts
  • After he blocked her, she told him: Probably one of the reasons to stay away from Nigerians’  

Nicky Sowemimo, 32, cancelled a Tinder date at a cocktail bar after the woman he had been chatting to told him she ‘doesn’t like going to black people places’

A black man cancelled his date with a woman he met on Tinder after she told him in a Whatsapp message she ‘doesn’t like going to black people places’ on her own. 

Nicky Sowemimo, 32, was shocked when he got the message from the woman who he had been chatting to for weeks, just as they were about to meet for their first date at Soho Zebrano, a cocktail bar in London’s West End. 

The unnamed white woman told Mr Sowemimo on the day of the date that she was waiting outside the bar because she did not want to go to ‘black people places’ on her own. 

She then recounted her experience of going to Caribbean food chain Rum Kitchen, telling him she would no go there on her own again because she was ‘nearly the only white person there’ last time, the Metro reported. 

A Dumbfounded Mr Sowemimo told her that what she had said was ‘strange’ and he did not like what she had said. 

He added: ‘If you’re uncomfortable about black people why are we meeting? 

Nicky Sowemimo, 32, was shocked when he got the message from the woman who he had been chatting to for weeks, just as they were about to meet for their first date at Soho Zebrano, a cocktail bar in London's West End

Nicky Sowemimo, 32, was shocked when he got the message from the woman who he had been chatting to for weeks, just as they were about to meet for their first date at Soho Zebrano, a cocktail bar in London’s West End 

She then recounted her experience of going to Caribbean food chain Rum Kitchen, telling him she would no go there on her own again because she was 'nearly the only white person there' last time

She then recounted her experience of going to Caribbean food chain Rum Kitchen, telling him she would no go there on her own again because she was ‘nearly the only white person there’ last time 

The unrepentant woman then replied the pair did not ‘have to meet up’, because it ‘probably wasn’t meant to be’. 

When Mr Sowemimo blocked her on Whatsapp and Tinder, the woman texted him to say it was ‘rude’ to block someone, before adding: ‘Probably one of the reasons to stay away from Nigerians. You’re just on a different level.

Mr Sowemimo, a communications officer, told Metro.co.uk that he did not initially abandon the date after she sent the first dubious messages.

A Dumbfounded Mr Sowemimo told her that what she had said was 'strange' and he did not like what she had said. He added: 'If you’re uncomfortable about black people why are we meeting? The woman replied, 'it's cool, we don't have to meet up then. Probably wasn't meant to be then'

 A Dumbfounded Mr Sowemimo told her that what she had said was ‘strange’ and he did not like what she had said. He added: ‘If you’re uncomfortable about black people why are we meeting? The woman replied, ‘it’s cool, we don’t have to meet up then. Probably wasn’t meant to be then’

When Mr Sowemimo blocked her on Whatsapp and Tinder, she texted him to say it was 'rude' to block someone, before adding: 'Probably one of the reasons to stay away from Nigerians. You’re just on a different level

When Mr Sowemimo blocked her on Whatsapp and Tinder, she texted him to say it was ‘rude’ to block someone, before adding: ‘Probably one of the reasons to stay away from Nigerians. You’re just on a different level

Instead, when just a few yards from the bar, he stopped and decided to cancel and the woman then made her comment about Nigerians.  

He said of the woman: ‘That’s actually quite a startling level of concern that you can’t actually go into this place. You’re that scared that you can’t go into it.’ 

He added that he has met other people who claim they are not racist because they date people from other ethnicities, while still avoiding places where they themselves might be a minority. 

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