Hands up, whose WhatsApp group has been inundated with countless selfies from friends using Snapchat’s new gender swap feature?
The app’s latest filter - which enables you to see what you’d look like as a woman or a man - has proven a social media hit and now, men have found a clever use for the hilarious craze.
Male Snapchat users have been creating faux Tinder profiles using photographs of themselves as women to see what it’s really like to be a female user on the online dating app.
One social media user explained that her brother pretended to be a female dater using the Snapchat filter and had already received an influx of complimentary messages.
Alongside a screenshot of his fake profile, she wrote: “How do these men think that is a real woman’s face?”
My brother’s using the snapchat filter to catfish guys on tinder and it’s absolutely seen me off. HOW do these men think that is a real woman’s face?? pic.twitter.com/h8JVE8u7bS— han 🏳️🌈🦈 (@Cans4Hans) May 12, 2019
Another, revealed they had already been invited to go on a trip across America after using the filter to create a fake online persona.
Posing on Tinder using the girl snapchat filter and already been offered to travel around America with someone pic.twitter.com/84vbYZfZzP— Jordan (@_jordanryann) May 11, 2019
While we don’t condone cat-fishing, the gender swap feature may finally enable men to understand the messages female users have to put up with on a daily basis.
One Twitter user known as Tyler posted a series of pictures depicting the type of messages he received.
“I made a Tinder using the new Snapchat filter to see what would happen, and these are the f**king messages I got,” he tweeted. “I feel for you women everywhere if this is what your inboxes actually look like.”
Another agreed, concluding that after using Tinder for 30 minutes he “hates men”.
Used the Snapchat filter on tinder for 30 minutes, and in conclusion I hate men. pic.twitter.com/WfzhKqVpmE— Mohi (@MohimenMahbuba) May 12, 2019
Life update:— Garrett Mumford (@fuckgarrett) May 13, 2019
I made a Tinder using that female Snapchat filter and holy fuck did I make a mistake. pic.twitter.com/nitAzDwxTV
Another added, “I made a Tinder using that female Snapchat filter and holy f*** did I make a mistake.”
But with women receiving a large number of inappropriate - not to mention -unsolicited images from matches, it may finally help men understand what it’s like to be a woman in the world of online dating.
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