The woman who went viral on social media for refusing to go on a date to The Cheesecake Factory has finally spoken out.
In a video that has accumulated more than 7 million views, Alicia called the chain restaurant ‘embarrassing’ as she refused to get out of the car to have their first date there.
In an interview with Truth Factory, Alicia and her date, Jay, shared more details about what happened to their first date after first meeting at a bar in Atlanta.
Alicia admitted that she was ‘self-centered’ and could’ve acted better but she insisted that she should be ‘treated like royalty’ by her suitors.
“I felt like (Jay) didn’t see my value. In that moment, I felt like I needed the support of my viewers in that moment,” she explained.
“I discuss relationships and things like that, so I thought that that was a good opportunity for me to have that conversation and see like what does everybody else think.
“I wasn’t really taking (his) feelings into consideration, I wasn’t trying to be necessarily malicious or anything.”
Alicia also said that if her friends found out that she went to the chain restaurant, she would ‘never live it down.’
“To be fair, I was always raised that the man is supposed to cater to you. You’re courting me, so court me. That means wherever I want to go, you take me. Whatever I want, you buy me. That’s courting. I’m looking for a provider,” she expressed.
She then admitted that she was ‘very self-centered’ before adding, “I’m a beautiful woman, so I expect to be treated like royalty.”
Jay shared how the viral video has negatively affected his dating life, saying that he has now found it harder to find a woman who is genuinely interested in him after Alicia recorded their date.
He also felt like the video painted him in a bad light.
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