Tinder users at SXSW are being catfished by a movie character

In case you aren’t on social media and are missing the tidal waves of verbal masturbation, SXSW is going on. And just like any festival that means lonely singles looking to get laid for love are swiping their little hears off on Tinder. But some singles are finding out their perfect match isn’t quite what it seems.

Meet Ava, the 25-year-old that’s got some Austin-visiting men’s hearts all a flutter. After matching with her, Ava starts off asking a few seemingly simple questions in an effort to get to know a little about her possible mate.

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Seems innocent enough at the beginning. A little like she may turn into a stage-5 clinger, but still innocent small talk. Let’s continue.


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OK, this is kinda weird. But maybe she’s foreign? Next, she blatantly fishes for a compliment.

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And doesn’t return one. So, fuck this girl. But realistically that’s probably what Brock here has in mind.

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At this point, it sounds like wherever these two meet will end with Brock waking up in an ice bath and missing one of his kidneys. So Ava, who’s easily impressed, decides Brock’s the one for her.

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Brock is either super horny, super stupid, or just going along with it because why not? So they take the next big step in courtship, and move their new love off Tinder to Instagram. And that’s when Brock learns the truth about his future ex-wife: Ava is really a bot. But she’s no ordinary porn bot, she’s the bot from the upcoming sci-fi movie “Ex Machina,” which was premiering at SX.

I guess some may think this is pretty fucked up to toy with people’s hearts and hard-ons by using a fake profile to catfish people into seeing your movie. But then again, we’re talking about a dating app that is essentially a reboot of that asshole site Hot or Not, which has since rebranded itself to be Tinder 2.0 instead of just a site where people uploaded pics and mercifully judged the shit out of strangers.

If you’re looking for a moral of this story, there isn’t one.┬áThere are no morals in online dating. However, this movie does look cool as shit and I can’t wait to see it.

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