That new SnapChat filter where you can create an exaggerated version of yourself in either gender filter is really fun but also slightly unsettling.
One man learned that the hard way when he put it on his Tinder profile.
Troy Sey from Los Angeles, California, posted his alter-ego, "Tracy."
Tracy got lots of interest from other dudes.
Tracy takes over tinder https://t.co/zKtUY5sBPD— t r 🥴 y (@t r 🥴 y)1557772448.0
Here is Troy:
my male counterpart likes to post mixes and edits so follow the soundcloud ty https://t.co/oO8BRs94be— t r 🥴 y (@t r 🥴 y)1557855902.0
Tracy is extremely pretty, even though she isn't real.
Sey was looking to see if the responses to his profile would be different, and by gum, they were.
Sey got over 100 swipes in 20 minutes.
Despite a warning: "Compliment me for a surprise ;)" men continued to send messages to the not-so-real Tracy.
thank you bby 🥺 https://t.co/5y9g2DrFz4— t r 🥴 y (@t r 🥴 y)1557773083.0
matt is onto me 😤 https://t.co/FHLrUce0xt— t r 🥴 y (@t r 🥴 y)1557773776.0
@migdahizgarcia https://t.co/PxVtHJna5d— t r 🥴 y (@t r 🥴 y)1557789600.0
@Goldbrush_ “compliment me for a surprise” lmaooo— andrew (@andrew)1557772756.0
"I've learned that if you put a bio up on Tinder like I did, guys will ignore all red flags for some potential 'surprises.'"
And they must have gotten the surprise they were promised.
@Goldbrush_ Oh my god— 𝐄.ᵕ̈ (@𝐄.ᵕ̈)1557808401.0
@Goldbrush_ You’re a savage hahaha— Justin Santillan (@Justin Santillan)1557791124.0
@Goldbrush_ is the surprise “haha i’m a guy”— buns (@buns)1557781577.0
@Goldbrush_ HAHAHAHA— 🌊𝘡𝘦𝘯𝘱𝘢𝘪 (@🌊𝘡𝘦𝘯𝘱𝘢𝘪)1557780040.0
@Goldbrush_ GDI TROY— David Nguyen (@David Nguyen)1557773060.0
He says reactions to the truth about who he is were.... mixed.
*potential screenshot that didn’t make it* guy: there’s only 20 letters in the alphabet right? tracy: no i think… https://t.co/lS9F8zzDr1— t r 🥴 y (@t r 🥴 y)1557869471.0
your jimmies: rustled https://t.co/sknP54nd6S— t r 🥴 y (@t r 🥴 y)1557801640.0
Says the guy that has a flopped Endgame meme pinned to his profile https://t.co/bGUZ6wAtcz— t r 🥴 y (@t r 🥴 y)1557801051.0
I’m gonna give you some time to use your brain before I roast you https://t.co/Ub0QcosouA— t r 🥴 y (@t r 🥴 y)1557786845.0
Btw, I swiped right on everybody to get messages.... let that sink in https://t.co/P1eCmdyV3j— t r 🥴 y (@t r 🥴 y)1557777701.0
@Goldbrush_ https://t.co/ZfBTKwE0ej— Markus Green 💛💙 (@Markus Green 💛💙)1557811715.0
Some people jumped to messaging him directly.
"Damn u look good tho," said one of "Tracy's" potential suitors. "Must be a handsome fella."
@Goldbrush_ Lmfaooooo broooo.. the uneven eyes.. the 5 o clock shadow.. sending me— 『𝚜𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚑 』 (@『𝚜𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚑 』)1557772692.0
@Goldbrush_ @NomanzTV Your a fkn legend for this hahahahahaha— Proccya (@Proccya)1557782633.0
@Goldbrush_ Nobody dm’ing my ugly ass— 𝘽.𝙏 / ANH WHORE (@𝘽.𝙏 / ANH WHORE)1557772924.0
Sey said that Tracy's world is very different from his own on apps.
"I could get someone to swipe right on me maybe a few times a week — at most."
But he is now way over the 100 mark and the messages feel unsettling.
"I always knew it was happening," he said. "But it's pretty eye-opening experiencing firsthand."