When it comes to putting yourself out there in the world of online dating, the first obstacle for many people is how to handle your all-important picture collection.
Does that come off as too forward? Too jokey? Too serious? Do I look like I can’t have fun? Glasses vs no glasses? You get the idea.
But what about Baby Yoda/no Baby Yoda? Well, Carter Hambley found out the hard way that it’s probably best to leave out that little fella…
Carter, a comedian living in Chicago, posted an innocent picture of himself with an image of the much-loved Star Wars character edited to appear on his lap.
When the 21-year-old matched with someone, they wrote to ask: “Where did you get that Yoda doll?”
Carter explained that it was just Photoshopped, to which the person responded: “No not the photo. I mean the Yoda doll.”
Once again, he tried to point out that it wasn’t an actual doll before trying to strike up a conversation, asking the other person what films they were into – ‘besides Star Wars, presumably’.
Their response was somewhat unexpected, however, as they wrote: “So you just… put a fake image on your profile? That’s literally the definition of catfishing.
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“You’re a liar and a sneak and i’m reporting you. Not letting you fool anyone else with your little tricks.”
Wow, that really escalated.
Posting screengrabs of the chat on Twitter, Carter wrote: “God I hate this app.”
Feeling his pain, someone wrote: “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.” Drastic…
Another person wrote: “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.”
A third added: “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.” Maybe the person wanted to date Baby Yoda?
Hopefully Carter can be reinstated on the dating app. We’ve got your back, fella.
LADbible has contacted Tinder for comment.