An affectionate interaction ended in ghosting and left one woman absolutely stunned.
So she took to TikTok to talk about it in a now-viral video that has garnered over 795,700 views and over 100,000 likes.
In the clip, user Caitlyn Rae (@Caitlynrae) shared how she started flirting with an NFL player on social media, but then he left her hanging out of nowhere.
“I followed this mean NFL player on Instagram, without really thinking about it, and then he randomly ended up following me,” she began the story in the video.
Caitlyn went on to explain that the man noticed her silly social media posts and started interacting with them. Especially his articles on Michael Jackson and the Nintendo Wii.
“I had no idea this guy had a personality until he started entertaining my Instagram stories, sliding over my shit all the time,” she continued.
Apparently, the TikToker’s social media posts piqued the footballer’s interest, prompting him to contact her.
“We ended up talking about the Michael Jackson Wii game,” she said. “He was starting to realize how much he wanted to play this game.”
The man even invited her to his town to play the game IRL.
“I was like, ‘Oh my God, this really hot NFL player invited me,'” she explained.
So when the NFL star posted pictures and videos of him purchasing the game and console and then playing it, Caitlyn thought he was definitely flirting with her. Especially because, according to Caitlyn, the messages had nothing to do with the “serious” stories he usually shared on social media in the past.
“I think he’s harassing me and flirting with me and I’m eating him out,” the woman said.
She decided to respond to one of his social media posts. And that’s when she found out she’d been ghosted.
“I respond to his stories when he starts posting doing the fucking moonwalk in his living room thinking they’re for me,” she continued.
This must not be the case because soccer stars left him reading messages and never responded to him. Months later, she also discovered that he was no longer following her.
” What’s the point ? » » the woman finally asked. “Men are so weird.”
In the comments section, some accused the man of stealing his social media posting style.
“No, it’s stolen value, he thought you were funny and took your cut and then unfollowed??” » asked user Alexis.
“Another case of a man stealing a woman’s personality to attract other women :(,” another user wrote.
Others wondered who the anonymous NFL star could be.
“I really want to know who this is because I’m curious, but too lazy to find him out on my own,” wrote user May.baybee.
“WHO WAS IT??????” » asked user Cory.
Many users speculated that the woman was talking about football star Josh Dobbs, but this has not been confirmed.
Other women in the comments also noted that this seems to be a common experience for many women online.
“I thought you were going to say you were talking to his assistant or his brother who runs his page,” user Press and Peonies wrote. “It’s not like this has ever happened to me.”
“This happens to a lot of us 😔💔,” another user added.
The Daily Dot contacted Caitlyn Rae via email.
*First published: November 10, 2023, 6:30 p.m. CST
Tiffanie Drayton is a geeky culture and lifestyle journalist whose work covers everything from gender and race to anime and Xbox. Her work has appeared in Complex, Salon, Marie Claire, Playboy and elsewhere.