A Perth man has been branded a "creep" after he shut down a woman on a dating website because he doesn't "consider dating women who are over 30 and overweight."
A Scottish woman from Edinburgh messaged 'Ash' on dating website Plenty Of Fish (POF) "just to say hi," said the woman's sister, who shared the interaction on Facebook.
"OK, so my sister messaged someone on an online dating site just to say hi ... and got this," she wrote.
'Ash' replied with an extensive message explaining why he refuses to date women over 30.
"I was specific with age because I would like to start a family one day and, to be honest, I think that the necessary timeline before doing so is shortened/compressed with a lady over 30," he wrote.
"I was also specific about weight as I have never been attracted to big women. However since moving to Scotland and going on POF [Plenty of Fish, the dating app] I have learned that 'average body type' is commonly held to be around a dress size 14/16.
"I had to google this, but that dress size, with a waist around 34 inches, indicates a woman as being very overweight and all likelihood medically obese."
He continued: "Without trying to sound big headed, I'm fairly good looking, I keep myself as fit as I can, I have a highly skilled job that I work very hard at and consequently earn well into six figures.
"I'm also tall and the ladies like that a lot. This means that I can afford to be quite prescriptive in my search and I absolutely do not have to consider dating women who are over 30 and overweight.
"There is obviously a large population of Scottish ladies who have a clearly unrealistic opinion of their own appeal/attractiveness as potential partners. I wish you all success in your search but would suggest that you lower your standards somewhat."
Women commenting on the Facebook post called 'Ash' a "creep", an "asshole" and an "actual piece of s***".
A Plenty of Fish spokeswoman told The Mirror that 'Ash' has been removed from the dating website.
"Upon learning of L00kin16 [his username] and his views on women, it was clear to us that he isn't the 'catch' he perceives himself to be, and shouldn't be permitted to interact within our community," she said.
"As a site that promotes positive interactions between our members and encourages them to inform us of any inappropriate behaviour, we took action on October 3, 2016, and permanently removed his profile."