A man was asked to turn on his ''read receipts'' so his date could make sure he was seeing her messages.

Bizarre on Female First

Bizarre on Female First

In a shocking viral Twitter post, Eric - who tweets under the handle @EricD14 - shared a screenshot of the unusual request he was asked by a potential suitor in a post captioned 'goes on first date, scared he'll ghost but instead gets this text'.

The text exchange reads: ''On my way to the gym now, can you do me a favour?''

Eric replied: ''Yeah, what do you need?''

His date said: ''Click on my contact, press the 'I' then turn on read receipts.''

Eric simply replied: ''What!?!''

One shocked user responded: ''I turn the read receipts on for no one.(sic)''

Another said: ''''I ONLY turn read receipts for ppl that need to know I'm ignoring them. (sic)''