Man banned from Tinder for ‘catfishing’ after posing with photoshopped baby Yoda
When it comes to online dating, your profile is the only thing standing between you and the love of your life, so it’s important to make a good impression.
But one man made the mistake of using a photoshopped picture and was called out by his match for being a “catfish”.
Carter Hambley uploaded a picture of him with a Star Wars character, Baby Yoda, to his profile in the hopes of attracting fellow fans reported Daily Star.
But the seemingly obviously photoshopped image didn’t go down well with all of his matches.
The 21-year-old was asked: “Where did you get that Yoda doll?”
Chuffed that the woman truly believed it was a doll he admitted: “Haha it’s just photoshopped”.
Still confused, the woman hit back: “No not the photo. I mean the Yoda doll”.
Carter tried, once again, to explain that it was a doll and in a bid to move the conversation along he asked what kind of films she liked.
He said: “Yeah it’s not a doll, unfortunately! anyways! what kinda movies do you like, besides Star Wars, presumably 🙂 “
But the woman took offence to his use of Photoshop and called him out for “catfishing”.
She wrote: “So you just… put a fake image on your profile? That’s literally the definition of catfishing.
“You’re a liar and a sneak and i’m reporting you. Not letting you fool anyone else with your little tricks.”
Posting screenshots of the conversation on Twitter, he wrote: “God, I hate this app”.
Since being posted, the snap received a staggering one million likes, 144,400 retweets and 5,300 replies.
Whilst many users found the scenario laughable, others were quick to share their own dating fails.
One said: “Omg, it’s okay. I got banned about only wanting a relationship and I messaged Tinder about it and all they said ‘You violated the terms’ LIKE WHAT!? All because I said I don’t do hook ups or friends with benefits”.
Another added: “It’s just impossible to date nowadays.
“After 5 terrible years attempting to use Tinder and other apps… I’m now preparing to hire a surrogate to carry my child.”
A third said: “Wow, they did NOT realise that the image was a real image Photoshopped to have a fake image on it… Sometimes I wish bad things, but I honestly hope that person runs out of their favourite food items and the means to make their favourite foods.”
And: “My question is, why did he get banned if he didn’t break any rules? There’s no way in f**king hell that is catfishing” said a fourth.