So... last week, TINDER launched an April Fool's prank, saying the app is ready to launch a "HEIGHT VERIFICATION BADGE" which would require users to confirm their height... because, well, truth, some women have had issues with dudes of a certain height - or lack thereof - on the site.
It was a joke.
But people... are all fired up... and now, this one dude took to REDDIT and called for TINDER to create a weight setting which would verify if users are being honest about their weight.
And now... analysis from the Internet...
Let’s face it, everyone lies a little on their dating profiles, whether folks fib about their age, photoshop their photos, or even use an older photo where they look a little thinner. Well, one guy has had enough of one of those lies, and is calling on apps to do something about it.
An unidentified man took to Reddit to call on Tinder to create a “weight setting,” which will verify whether a person’s profile is honest about their actual weight, so a potential mate won’t be “fat-fished,” which is like being catfished, but with weight.
He posted the demand after reports Tinder is going to implement a “height verification” because too many men lie about how tall they actually are (or aren’t). “Tinder just announced a setting for men to show their height, under the reasoning that too many men lie about their height on the app and as they put it, are 'height fishing' women,” he writes. "I can just about guarantee they won't do a f****** thing about weight for women. I have friends who have been fat-fished. That's essentially the same thing."
- He notes, “"Why the hell should guys show their height if women won't show their weight. It annoys the living f*** out of me that women aren't held to the same societal standards regarding attraction that men are,” adding, "I have no issue with a woman if she is fat. I am just not attracted to it. Also, it is totally okay with me if a woman isn't attracted to me because I'm 5'9"."
- Although some people suggested the post was actually an April Fool’s joke, others chimed in with their thoughts, with many actually agreeing with him."I just don’t get it. I’ve learned to immediately swipe left on closeup selfies but what are these women expecting?,” one person noted, “Just lie until you meet up and just hope he doesn’t care? That will never work out." Another noted, “Why not both settings for everyone? Some men are turned off by taller women, and some women are turned off by fatter men."
Source: The Sun