Dating is hard enough these days, but one hacker decided to make life a little bit harder for some poor unsuspecting guys after hacking into Tinder and making them think they were talking to a girl.
By tweaking the app’s API, the hacker made the straight males using Tinder think they were about to get lucky with a fit bird – only for them to start smelling something fishy.
Obviously chaos ensued as the guys firstly tried to work out just why the ‘girl’ they were chatting to kept coming out with comments that made them sound distinctly male – and then when they confirmed that they were in fact talking to a male, just how that had happened.
The hacker claimed:
The original idea was to throw that back into the face of the people doing it to see how they would react.
They ignore all the signs, they ignore all the weird things,
When someone is so quick to meet up without any detail or know anything about the person at all — maybe it’s deserved.
We think it’s a slightly cruel prank but a hilarious one – and we will be thinking twice before we offer to meet someone on Tinder again!
[via The Verge]