Being yourself on Tinder is a bad idea but pretending to be someone you’re not is an even worse idea. Maybe you should just pretend to be food. It worked for this guy.
Vice Motherboard conducted an oddly fascinating interview with a young guy pretending to be a bagel on Tinder. Here’s the backstory from Louise Matsakis.
One night while swiping, I came across EverythingBagel, a 24-year-old Tinder user, and swiped right. Over the course of the last several weeks, we talked, and I was able to get a small slice of insight into the weird world of food Tinder.
I promised to keep Bagelman’s identity anonymous for this story, but I can verify that he’s a 25-year-old college-educated white dude who works as a graphic designer. He told me that while he is single in his real life, he doesn’t have a separate dating account featuring pictures of himself.
Bagelman also told me that he has had his persona for over a year, collecting more than 1000 matches. He’s expanded to other sites, including Bumble, where he ran into trouble for using a copyrighted everything bagel picture. “The man can’t stop me tho,” he told me.
Bagelman does prove the old idea that women love a guy with a sense of humor and everything bagels ARE impossible to resist. Even though they make you stink immediately.
The only thing that hasn’t come from Bagelman’s experiment is success since it doesn’t appear as though Bagelman has gone on any dates.
[via Vice Motherboard]