If a Tinder date doesn’t quite work out as you hoped it can be hard extricating yourself from a potentially dangerous situation.
But one bar has decided to play the knight in shining armour to all women having an awkward night.
The Brickyard in St Albans has out up signs telling women that the staff are more than happy to get them out of the encounter if they feel uncomfortable – and even order them a taxi if required.
The notices in the women’s toilets tell them who to ask for behind the bar to help.
It reads: ‘Tinder date gone wrong? Doesn’t look like their picture, or just plain weird?
Serving customers: The Brickyard in St Albans
'If you’re on a date and it’s not going well, come to the bar and ask for Rachelle or Jennifer and we’ll get you out of it and/or get you a taxi.
'Your safety and happiness is our highest priority.’
It says that customers should tell a member of staff if they are feeling uncomfortable, and they will step in and ask the date to leave if necessary.
The owner of The Brickyard, James Hanning, told Mail Online: 'We have always trained the team to be additionally watchful of groups of women to ensure that anyone approaching them was welcome and we’d discretely ask someone in the group if they were happy and intervene when necessary.
'The Tinder enhancement came about after a women asked a manager if the man, she was with, looked like photo on her phone.
The pub’s Facebook message to customers
'It was a light-hearted conversation, but we realised there was a potential for discomfort and thought that a discrete sign would help give dates the confidence to ask for help.’
Originally only for women, the bar has now put uo signs in the men’s toilets.
Mr Hanning said: 'Some of the men made comments that they would like to feel that they might ask for the help, of a female manager, if there date wasn’t going well.’
The Brickyard announced this on Twitter, as they said: '1000 global comments = anyone may have difficult moments. New sign in the Guys WC too ;) #Brickyard #wevegotyourback.’
The image was originally shared on Imgur and has already received an overwhelming response.
One user, @MissMainstay, said: 'This is absolutely brilliant. Well done!’
While @emelaarghh, added: 'A fine example of kindess, courage, customer service and smart management. Thanks!’
However, the Brickyard were surprised by the reaction to their campaign.
The bar’s owners took to Facebook to write: ‘A sign that was designed purely for the safety of our female customers has caught the eyes of thousands (all genders!) and you have all touched our hearts with your support, so thank you for this.
‘In all honesty, we had no idea our sign would attract this level of attention but in light of the extent of the feedback received we have plans in place already to launch a similar safety campaign for men.’
Pictures from Brickyard/Twitter/Facebook and Google