It is a truth universally acknowledged that not everything on the internet is real.
That, of course, can make online dating a bit difficult. It’s hard to make a true connection with someone when you’re always wondering if they’re real or not.
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Unfortunately, that can make people a bit on edge, even in the face of a pretty good joke.
Comedian Carter Hambley learned this the hard way when he shared a Photoshopped image of himself alongside Baby Yoda from “The Mandalorian” to his Tinder profile.
“Not my kid. Just a buddy I watch YouTube with,” he wrote in his bio, poking fun at the photo and the fact that this tiny green fictional creature could not possibly be his biological child.
Unfortunately, it backfired — and Hambley’s screenshots say it all.
A woman who messaged him to inquire about his “Yoda doll” took offense when he informed her it was not real.
“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,” she wrote.
Another screenshot Hambley shared shows that he was banned shortly after for violating Tinder’s terms of service.
“God I hate this app,” he wrote in the tweet.
Fortunately, his Photoshop skills and resulting moment of humiliation were not in vain. His post on the matter has been retweeted a whopping 145,000 times.
Commenters shared his pain.
“How dare u convey humor on ur dating profile,” one user wrote.
“When I saw your very convincing photo I immediately tried to contact my local X-Files office to report the alien but the lady on the phone laughed at me,” another said. “I’m suing you for emotional distress.”
Nobody said finding love was easy, but did it have to be so humorless?
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