This woman asked a man for career advice and his creepy response has gone viral

Charlie Benson
Content Marketing Executive

Lydia Jones, an 18-year-old from Liverpool, is the co-founder of start-up ​Trooops (@trooopsHQ).

The app is currently in its testing phase, and is designed to match users to content that's relatable to them.  



Photo provided by Lydia Jones



Recently, Lydia reached out to a fellow entrepreneur for advice, as she'd seen him post in a group for entrepreneurs based in London. 

"I'm contacting you as I thought you'd be someone who would potentially know some startup advisors/mentors in London?" she wrote. 



Screenshot via Twitter / @lydiajones_18



But she did not get the response she was expecting. 

After his initial reply, he then completely changed the conversation - asking Lydia "how young" she is and whether she is single. 



Screenshot via Twitter / @lydiajones_18



Lydia explains she isn't single and that's she's gay. To which he responds "that's cute!!"

He then further presses the issue, asking "So men don't turn you on at all?"



Screenshot via Twitter / @lydiajones_18



After sharing the exchange, Lydia has received an outpouring of support on Twitter.

And Lydia herself has since tweeted, explaining: "One thing I'd really like to make clear - one bad experience doesn't change my attitude towards all men in tech." 



Via Twitter / @CarrotsT1D



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Lydia told GradTouch:

"I can't believe how many people have contacted, shared the tweet and shown their support - this shows that things are slowly changing!"