If you’re in a happy relationship, you probably haven’t had the opportunity to swipe left or right on the infamous Tinder app. This people-matching app will have you sifting through hundreds of profiles in the hopes of matching with the ones you’re interested in, and quickly forgetting about the ones that didn’t. You match, you have a good discussion, you exchange phone numbers (or you have a good chat and then figure out a clever ghosting strategy or some amazing excuse not to continue the conversation), and you eventually meet in person if everything goes well. Then you get married and live happily ever after, fingers crossed.
This is not exactly what occurred to Twitter user @bvdhai after he matched with a girl online who had a few possible red flags, which led to a bizarre story and a dating scam involving dozens of males, not just him, in one of New York City’s busiest squares.
In a post on Twitter, user @bvdhai expressed his dissatisfaction with how he matched with this girl on Tinder, chatted with her, and exchanged phone numbers. She then requested if they could continue in a few weeks since she needed to prepare for a presentation. The guy accepted, and they scheduled to meet up a few weeks later. His date stated they should meet up in Union Square in the evening because her friend was DJing. Hundreds of guys arrived at Union Square expecting to go on a date with a girl they met on Tinder, but she instead devised a “Hunger Games-style” competition in which someone would win and date her.
@bvdhai posted a photo of the situation in Union Square and received feedback from his fellow “victims.”