Here’s what happens when ‘Edward Snowden’ joins Tinder

“The saddest part is that my online dating account never received a tenth of what fake Snowden is getting.”

 

Fernando Alfonso III

Internet Culture

Published Jul 9, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 11:54 pm CDT

Whistleblower Edward Snowden is back to his old ways—only instead of classified NSA documents, he’s stealing the hearts of women.

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A Reddit user (writer/director Ross Cohencreated a fake Snowden profile on popular minimalist dating app Tinder to see how users would react to him.

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He named the fictional Tinder profile lonely_ed_, which is in reference to Snowden’s ongoing asylum issues in Russia. (Snowden has been hiding in Russia for more than a year after the U.S. government revoked his passport.) 

How’s the response? See for yourself:


 

The saddest part is that my online dating account never received a tenth of what fake Snowden is getting,” bozobozo commented.

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H/T Reddit | Illustration by Jason Reed

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*First Published: Jul 9, 2014, 6:33 pm CDT