It was only a matter of time until the catfishing began.
Were you one of the many people who re-downloaded Snapchat over the weekend to see what you’d look like as a man? Same.
The app has three new filters that have been attracting a lot of attention – one that gives you a square jaw and manly facial hair, one that offers you feminine features and long hair, and another that turns you into the baby version of yourself.
Naturally, everyone has been knocking great craic out of it all. But it seems that when they were making this filter, Snapchat weren’t thinking about the dodgier aspects of giving people this technology. Like, eh… rampant catfishing.
I made a tinder for Ewald with the girl Snapchat filter and I guess a lot of guys thinks he’s pretty attractive 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/4EmfDgy7dx
— jason burnham (@jburny99) May 12, 2019
Seemingly unable to resist themselves, men have been giving themselves feminine makeovers on Snapchat and setting up Tinder accounts for their new female alter-egos.
And they’re pretty surprised by what they’ve found out about being a woman on a dating app. From the sheer amount of matches one can receive in a short space of time:
Tell me why I made a tinder with the girl Snapchat filter and am having way more success than I ever did on tinder before(this took 3 minutes) pic.twitter.com/MOI3TaIKWR
— Ham n Cheese (@gavinhamm22) May 11, 2019
I made a Tinder using that female Snapchat filter and holy fuck did I make a mistake. pic.twitter.com/nitAzDwxTV
— Garrett Mumford (@fuckgarrett) May 13, 2019
To the creepy and/or boring messages they’re getting:
Used the Snapchat filter on tinder for 30 minutes, and in conclusion I hate men. pic.twitter.com/WfzhKqVpmE
— Mohi (@MohimenMahbuba) May 12, 2019
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
I made a Tinder using the new Snapchat filter to see what would happen, and these are the fucking messages I got
I feel for you women everywhere if this is what your inboxes actually look like pic.twitter.com/MBOwpZuDTg
— 🕸 Snapchat: MoshWithTyler 🕸 (@MoshWithTyler) May 12, 2019
To realising that men will swipe right on pretty much anything with long hair.
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
Welcome to our world, fellas! And while we’d normally suggest simply listening to women when they talk about their experiences, it’s clear that some things truly do not hit home until you see them for yourself.
Funnily enough, we haven’t seen any women attempt the same thing with the ‘manly’ filter. We wonder why…