Trolling internet dating sites

It's not just Tinder that attracts the class acts, kids!

While many of us will simply hit "delete" and perhaps "block" and "report" when we receive messages like "hi would you tell me how you would chop my dick off" or "your [sic] a judgmental bitch," some women just profiled by The New York Times respond to trolls far more creatively.

It's popular belief that publicly shaming anyone, even harassers, is rude, and women often feel pressure to be nice even to those who don't deserve it.

The latest trend involves trolling internet dating sites and convincing women that they are honorable Soldiers who have fallen in love and would do anything to communicate with the object of their affection.

But, because they are deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq, they need you to sign up for an expensive telecommunications service like “Military TELEX” in order to make that happen.

Tweten's Instagram Bye Felipe, a spinoff of the dismissive slang saying "Bye Felicia" from the 1995 movie Friday, started off to publicly shame the trolls targeting her but became a venue for many women to air their online dating grievances with screenshots of their unwelcome messages.

Last modified 16-May-2020 22:26