Turns out, we've all been doing Tinder wrong this whole time. Instead of using the dating app to get laid or make our parents uncomfortable, we should be using it to extort cash from gullible strangers. Unless you have one of those things known as a conscience, in which case you shouldn't do this because it is not nice. But I have to admit it's also kind of genius.
A 20-year-old woman named Maggie Archer figured out a simple way to make money on Tinder: she wrote in her profile, "Send me $5, see what happens 😏."
Her scam worked.
If you're thinking of trying this at home, the emoji is crucial. The 😏 emoji indicates the possibility of something sexual. And it turns out, men will fork out $5 for even the possibility of something sexual (ok, we all should have known that already).
So what happens when men send her $5?
She unmatches them, sending them away into the abyss of internet anonymity. It's the work of pure evil genius.
And like many evil scams, it's lucrative.
Maggie took to Twitter to share her scheme with the world. So at least she's generous with her extortion!
The best possible use for tinder pic.twitter.com/bYs49yEds6— Maggie Archer (@maggiearch3r) March 22, 2017
"The best possible use for Tinder," she wrote. Her tweet has been shared nearly 8,000 times. And most people are praising her for being a hero and a genius.
@maggiearch3r i'm half tempted to send you fives just for this amazing bamboozlement of thirsty bros— Legs (@legsanity) March 24, 2017
@maggiearch3r This is one of the best uses of bamboozlement I've ever seen— Juanito (@r_juan19) March 24, 2017
While others are comparing her to the internet's favorite scammer, Joanne.
And some people just followed her lead.
@maggiearch3r I hope this doesn't go viral too quick I'm tryna scam my way into a car— Chelsea (@chelswds) March 25, 2017
@maggiearch3r ok I'm just wondering if there's any legal trouble u could get into from this bc I'm literally thinking of doing this 📝— chey (@anakinskyguyy) March 26, 2017
But the strategy didn't work for everyone.
@maggiearch3r i tried it and got reported and they deleted the account 😭😭😭— Jubilee (@painfulxlust) March 26, 2017
So proceed with caution before trying this at home, or you could lose your Tinder privileges. Plus, it's a bad thing to do so maybe that will dissuade you.
No? Alright, fine. Scam your hearts out, internet.