Tindstagramming: The insane new dating trend

Ah, Tinder. Remember when online dating meant nervously logging into your RSVP account?

Things these days are complicated. It isn't just about finding someone whose smell works for you; it means navigating treacherous digital waters courtesy of multiple platforms and devices all while trying not to regularly drown your sorrows in rose - and fighting the rising tide of fear you will die alone.

But sadly, we're here to report that there is another shitty thing happening in the dating world: Tindstagramming.

It works like this: A guy sees you on Tinder, but rather swiping right, he clicks on the Instagram account linked to your profile and slides on into your DMs.

Exhibit one:

Exhibit two:

Charming right?

Speaking to New York magazine, Madison Killian, AKA @maaaaaadiison of the Tweet above, said of the phenomenon: "Usually, it's some dude saying he saw me on Tinder and thinks I'm hot. They definitely come across as super douchey, and obviously don't respect boundaries when they message you even though you didn't match. The one that I did respond to, he got so angry that I turned him down that he wrote a fake Craigslist ad and posted my Instagram, and I woke up to like 15 horny dudes messaging me."

Why, you may well ask, are dudes doing this?

An anonymous Tindstagrammer told New York: "The No. 1 reason [it's so common] is probably because it's easy. Yes, it's ineffective, but it's so low effort that it's hard to justify not doing it if you are committed to doing everything you can to meet girls."

So there have it.

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