Girl Uses Dating App to Trick Men into Sending Her Money
It seems like just yesterday that a girl had to sit through a night out with a man before she got a free meal. Not anymore. Technology has revolutionized every facet of modern life. Now it has even taken the middle-man, in a sense, from the ancient art of gold-digging.
Tech start-ups like Uber and Lyft have transformed livery services. The apps have provided jobs to thousands of people and taken the inconvenience out of taxi cabs and designated drivers. Airbnb has done similarly for the hotel industry. These mainstream applications are only a small faction of the ways in which technology is adding to the quality of life for people all over the world.
Dating apps are among the most ubiquitous for lifestyle apps. Tinder was first released in 2012 and has been one of the most famous dating apps in the world. Many have chided the app for its proliferation of “hook-up” culture, but there is no doubt that millions of users have found the app useful.
Many people have found their spouses via Tinder, and it has been a convenient means for connecting people that may have otherwise never crossed paths (for better or worse). Young women have recently begun using Tinder to grow their following on other social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat.
But some girls have found a way to connect another app to their Tinder accounts, and they are making a reasonable amount of money doing so.
Paypal has their own social media platform, Venmo. It is mainly used for peer-to-peer lending and purchasing. Some women are encouraging men on Tinder to “send them $5 just to see what happens.” Strangely enough, they are complying.
Men are emptying their money into Paypal accounts with no promise of anything in return.
One Tinder user named “Maggie” has made the practice go viral. Her call to action ended up being rather effective.
The money kept coming and coming.
The Berry explains Maggie said that:
Within days, 20 dudes (and counting) had already paid her, including one guy who dropped a $10 on her. She said that about one of every five of her matches have sent some money.
She went on to say, “It’s really a foolproof plan, because I’m not actually promising anything, I just say ‘see what happens.'”
One might argue that these men are foolish for shelling out money with no promise of anything in return, but it is a whole lot cheaper than taking her out when she is only after a free meal anyway.
In the spirit of Uber or Airbnb, it is just another way for girls like Maggie to utilize Tinder for an easy side hustle. Who can blame them?