Singles warn Long Island Kevin is worse than West Elm Caleb

Singles warn Long Island Kevin is worse than West Elm Caleb

Kate, a 28-year-old residing in San Francisco, was smitten when she discovered Kevin, a tall 34-year-old with side-swept soiled blond hair and piercing brown eyes on Tinder final month. In his profile pic, he wore a tuxedo with a crooked bow tie, reminding her of Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Nice Gatsby.”

“6’2, I’ll put you on my shoulders at live shows,” Kevin’s profile learn, noting that he lived in Lengthy Island however was “in SF for work.” 

Kate, who works in tech and requested to go by a pseudonym for security causes, eagerly swiped proper.

“I used to be like, ‘oh, this man is admittedly cute. He despatched me a message and was very candy off the bat,” she recalled. “He stated he labored in New York Metropolis. I used to be like ‘nice, I’m really transferring to New York in a month or two.’”

Girls are sounding off about their experiences with Lengthy Island Kevin in a New York Metropolis-based Fb group aimed toward serving to ladies keep away from relationship dupes.

The 2 texted for hours into the early morning and Kate discovered herself occupied with the place issues would possibly go when she moved east.

“He was saying he was searching for somebody who was easy-going and appeared very open and susceptible,” she stated, noting that he appeared like wanting one thing critical.

He shared that he was just lately separated and sober for nearly 5 years. “However I am going out on a regular basis so no worries, haha,” he stated in a textual content message obtained by The Publish. Kate may relate, she’d additionally stopped consuming and was searching for sober enjoyable. 

“I’m really an excellent individual. No restraining orders or something,” Kevin assured because the texting continued. “I’ve an excellent feeling we’re going to meet and be inseparable.”

Quickly after, they went on a primary date at an ice cream store close to his resort in Fisherman’s Wharf. She was stunned by his evident crow’s ft and the way he seemed older than his said age of 34 on his profile. He admitted that he was really 38, and Kate dismissed all of it as a innocent lie.

Issues shortly received private. He opened as much as her concerning the purpose behind his sobriety, saying he was hooked on painkillers following a soccer harm. He advised her he separated from his spouse as a result of he needed a girl who was extra pushed.  Then, after lower than an hour of wandering town on a cold Bay Space evening, Kevin pulled the outdated “I’m chilly” tactic, suggesting they return to his resort. 

Kate stated she didn’t intend to sleep with him, however finally was pressured to take action. She snuck out of the resort room at 4 a.m. feeling misled and used.

“It’s a bummer that my boundaries weren’t revered final evening. It was good to satisfy you, however I don’t see us reconnecting. Secure travels again house,” she stated.

She was left so sketched out by the expertise that, 4 days later, she posted Kevin’s photograph to “Are We Courting the Identical Man?” a New York Metropolis-based personal Fb group with greater than 35,000 followers. It turned out, different ladies knew Kevin.

Crystal Tushinsky related with Kevin from Lengthy Island in 2020 when he randomly texted her. He tried to take her on a date, then after doing a little on-line digging, she discovered he was nonetheless married.Stefano Giovannini

“Omg that is so bizarre – this dude in some way received my cellphone quantity in 2020 and texted me,” Tushinsky commented on the Fb submit in response to Kate’s thread.Stefano Giovannini

“Omg that is so bizarre – this dude in some way received my cellphone quantity in 2020 and texted me,” Crystal Tushinsky, 38, a hair stylist from the West Village commented on the Fb submit, noting an expertise with Kevin again in July 2020.

“I used to be in the midst of engaged on my shopper and I had a message from an unknown quantity, which isn’t uncommon as a result of I’m a hair stylist … I stated, ‘I’m so sorry, I don’t know who that is? Who’s it? He acted prefer it was a mistake and requested who I used to be,” she advised The Publish. “After I advised him I used to be a hair stylist he stated he didn’t consider me so we exchanged photographs. He was like ‘you’re so stunning. That is loopy; it is a dream.’”

Overlook West Elm Caleb — the New York furnishings designer who created an uproar on TikTok earlier this 12 months after a number of girl found they’d been ghosted by the identical man. Meet Lengthy Island Kevin. Numerous girl on the “Are We Courting the Identical Man” Fb group have found that they’ve all had unusual encounters with the identical strapping blond man who simply occurs to be married.

Crystal Tushinsky had interactions with on-line dater “Lengthy Island Kevin.” Stefano Giovannini

“I Googled his cellphone quantity and I discovered his LinkedIn, which led me to his final identify and to Google Pictures. I discovered his spouse’s Instagram,” Tushinsky stated. She discovered that Kevin was not solely married however had a baby.

“I screen-shotted the image of him and his spouse and his daughter and despatched it to him,” she stated. “He was like ‘I’m so sorry. I’m so sad. She’s controlling and she or he makes me depressing. Please, don’t say something.” He received actually nervous. I simply stated ‘you’re disgusting.’ And that was it.”

Tushinsky hadn’t considered him for a lot of months when she noticed Kate’s submit in early July on “Are We Courting the Identical Man.” She was compelled to share her personal Kevin encounter, and it rang acquainted to Jordan, a 28-year-old residing in Nolita who declined to present her final identify for security causes.

Kevin texted Jordan, pictured right here, in 2020, although, like Tushinsky, she’s uncertain how he received her quantity. Stefano Giovannini

“OMG wait that is EXACTLY what occurred to me!! He ‘by accident’ texted me and stated he meant to textual content his pal’s brother as a substitute,” Jordan commented on the thread, later confirming her expertise with The Publish. “After I found out he was married with a baby I known as him out on it and he stored making an attempt to name me and apologize, advised me he was sad and that he was leaving her.”

Extra critical allegations come from one other girl, Sarah, who’s utilizing a pseudonym out of concern that Kevin may retaliate. 

 “I’ve been operating from this man since 2018,” she commented within the Fb thread. 

Jordan was shocked when she learn comparable account about Lengthy Island Kevin within the “Are We Courting the Identical Man?” Fb thread. “After I found out he was married with a baby I known as him out on it and he stored making an attempt to name me and apologize, advised me he was sad and that he was leaving her.”Stefano Giovannini

“First he lied about his age and used outdated pics. I known as him out about it and he stated it was so his work colleague’s wouldn’t discover him. I used to be capable of overlook that and we wound up hooking up,” she continued within the thread. Then, weeks later, he despatched her a grimy textual content message. 

“He stored asking me if he may choose me up in his automobile to b—-w him? And after I turned this down he threatened to drive round my campus dorm till he may discover me. He additionally proceeded to name me ‘ugly’ and assault my look. I blocked him and he stored discovering methods to get in touch and would ship unsolicited pics,” she continued within the Fb thread. 

She advised The Publish that Kevin requested if he may very well be her “sugar daddy” in 2019.

“I used to be a 21-year-old broke faculty child so I stated ‘okay,’” she recalled. She stated he later advised her he couldn’t as a result of “his spouse checks his statements.”

Sarah blocked him and has warned others towards him.

“I actually, actually wouldn’t become involved with this psycho. I actually don’t suppose he’s able to respecting a girl,” she alerted readers within the Fb thread. 

When contacted by The Publish, Kevin’s spouse, who’s now residing in Florida with him, stated she had no remark. Kevin didn’t reply to a number of requests for remark from The Publish, nor did the founding father of the “Are We Courting The Identical Man?” Fb group.

Kate, in the meantime, is glad for her story to function a warning to others.

“I wanted to talk up towards this man,” she stated. “He was doing all this whereas he was married. Think about what number of different ladies he’s finished this to off-line?” 

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