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This woman pretended to be a ghost on Tinder—it worked
Meet the hilarious ghost in the Tinder machine.
Making people think you’re a ghost is probably the best (and only) reason we’ve ever heard of to re-establish your Tinder account. That’s what Grace, a.k.a. Twitter user gspels, decided to do this week, and now all our lives are richer.
I’m going to redownload Tinder and try to convince every boy that I am a ghost
— Jingle Spels (@GraceSpelman) December 14, 2014
So how do you convince Tinder you’re a ghost?
Step One: Give yourself a creepy bio.
“I haven’t felt the temptation to partake of succulent human flesh since my execution for crimes against humanity,” Grace wrote on her new Tinder profile.
Step Two: Blur out your face in photos. Give yourself the standard horror-movie treatment:
Step Three: Commence haunting, er, trolling:
Even more than the hilarity of her trollish prank, Grace’s antics revealed something many Twitter users found more disturbing: a bevvy of men who either couldn’t take the joke or just awkwardly played along, perhaps in hopes of getting lucky (either with a corporeal form or an incorporeal form) in the end:
@gspels scarier than ghosts: how many unfunny men are lurking behind every corner
— sporticia addams (@minkahunter) December 15, 2014
Mostly, though, they just made us fear for our Tinder personas.
If there’s one “ghost” out there, there could be more.
Photo via Twitter
Aja Romano is a geek culture reporter and fandom expert. Their reporting at the Daily Dot covered everything from Harry Potter and anime to Tumblr and Gamergate. Romano joined Vox as a staff reporter in 2016.