The message read: “Hi Alex hope you’re doing well. Would you mind letting me know what your Venmo is?
“The reason I ask is because since you and I won’t be seeing each other anymore it’s only fair to ask for equal payment from you from the dates we went on.”
The man continued: “I believe it was three separate times we went out bars/ restaurants where I paid for us both each time.
“I’d say $35 (£25) is more than fair for your food and drinks that I got you during those dates.
“I view you as a fair girl, I hope you’ll consider reimbursing me. Thanks! [sic].”
Alex simply captioned the screenshot: “It’s the audacity for me.”
Her tweet has since gone viral, amassing more than 184,200 likes and 11,600 retweets.
Thousands of people have replied, with one person even sharing a screengrab of a similar conversation they reportedly had with a date, who also asked to be reimbursed for the dinner they had together after they decided to end things between them.
The tweet also seems to have sparked a debate around dating etiquette.
“To all the guys saying this is fair and that the dating partner expects things for free.... this isn’t the stock market,” one person commented.
“It’s not funko pops. You aren’t ‘investing’ into anything. You’re spending time with ANOTHER HUMAN BEING. If you expect a guarantee, just hook up. I hate men,’.”
Other people focused on the cost of the duo’s dates, with one Twitter user writing: “I’m just curious how you managed three dates under $75? This guy take you to the park or something?”