Tinder creeps are truly the scourge of the dating world. What’s frustrating is that the internet is a comfy home for them and the only thing you can do is try to avoid them at all costs. After all, the number one rule of the internet is to not feed the trolls.
For the most part, online dating has revolutionised the way people meet, love, hate and marry each other. Never before has finding your soulmate been this easy – you’ve just got to have a high tolerance for douche-bags.
Creeps will be creeps, never hurtful just annoying. As you spend more time scouring Tinder and other dating sites for an honest-to-goodness fella, you’ll probably come across some corking pick-up-lines. Some funny, others just desperate. After a while they can evolve into something more sinister.
One Instagram artist decided to hit back at these wannabe Lotharios by creating caricatures of them with their embarrassing pick-up lines. Nothing like an old fashioned name and shame.
Emmie Tsumura is Toronto-based illustrator, graphic designer who took internet justice into her own hands. There is no justice nor police on sites like OKCupid and Tinder. You can report the trolls but this will just cause more of them to birth, like a hydra.
Speaking to Buzzfeed about her defiant project, Tsumara said about some rat-weasle man requesting sex from her: “Feeling shocked, offended or repulsed would be followed by something like intrigue or fascination. Who was this person and why did they send this and what should I do?! Part of me is saying, ‘Are you f*cking kidding me?!’ Another part of me is feeling super sad and alone. Another part is saying, ‘This is hilarious'”.
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The drawings of these weirdos was meant to help make people that are receiving unsolicited advances feel less alone and vulnerable. Remember, the dudes sending these messages are alone, bored and pathetic – you’ll always have friends.