Monday, 1 April 2019

Man is blasted for urging Tinder to add a weight verification setting to stop bigger women from 'fat-fishing' in order to get dates

A man has asked for a dating app to introduce a 'weight verification setting' for women after accusing several of his dates of 'fat-fishing'. 
The initial debate was sparked after Tinder announced they're introducing a height verification service for men - something which is believed to be an April Fool's prank.
Taking to social media forum Reddit, the frequent dater, believed to be from the UK, commented: 'I can just about guarantee they won't do a f****** thing about weight for women,' he commented. 'I have friends who have been fat-fished. That's essentially the same thing.'
He then went on to clarify what he means by the coined term and said it's like cat-fishing, when a person pretends to look like someone different online, but with a person's weight instead - but not everyone agreed with his view. 
A man, believed to be from the UK, has asked for Tinder to introduce a 'weight setting' for women after accusing several of his dates of 'fat-fishing'. His comments come after Tinder announced they're introducing a height verification service for men - something which many have dubbed an April Fool's prank
A man, believed to be from the UK, has asked for Tinder to introduce a 'weight setting' for women after accusing several of his dates of 'fat-fishing'. His comments come after Tinder announced they're introducing a height verification service for men - something which many have dubbed an April Fool's prank
Initiating the heated debate, the frustrated dater explained: 'I can just about guarantee they won't do a f****** thing about weight for women,' he commented. 'I have friends who have been fat-fished. That's essentially the same thing'
Initiating the heated debate, the frustrated dater explained: 'I can just about guarantee they won't do a f****** thing about weight for women,' he commented. 'I have friends who have been fat-fished. That's essentially the same thing'
Wading in on the heated debate, many called for gender equality and urged men and women to be honest about their height and weight as then there wouldn't be an issue. 
'Why not just put everyone's height and weight,' wrote one, while another penned: 'Height and weight. Both genders. Boom.'
A third commented, 'gender equality 100,' while another agreed: 'I believe in true gender equality.'
And it seems that viewpoint was shared by many as a further explained: 'No discrimination for anyone. No complaining from anyone. And if they lie they're clearly not anyone you would want to be around.'  
Many social media users called for gender equality on the matter. 'Why not just put everyone's height and weight,' wrote one, while another commented: 'Height and weight. Both genders. Boom'
Many social media users called for gender equality on the matter. 'Why not just put everyone's height and weight,' wrote one, while another commented: 'Height and weight. Both genders. Boom'
But the man's rant didn't end there as continuing with his arguably controversial opinion, he said:
'Why the hell should guys show their height if women won't show their weight. It's so dumb to me. A girl doesn't like a guy because of his height? 'You go girl!', 'Girl power!', blah blah blah.
'A guy doesn't like a girl because she's fat? 'A**hole!', 'So misogynistic!', blah blah blah. It annoys me that women aren't held to the same societal standards regarding attraction that men are.'
He then clarified: 'I have no issue with a woman if she is fat. I am just not attracted to it. Also, it is totally okay with me if a woman isn't attracted to me because I'm 5'9'.'
But others took to the heated thread in support of the original post and believed he had a valid point.
'I just don’t get it. I’ve learned to immediately swipe left on closeup selfies but what are these women expecting?' wrote one, while another said: 'Just lie until you meet up and just hope he doesn’t care? That will never work out.' 
Others took to social media in support of the initial post, with one commenting : 'Just lie until you meet up and just hope he doesn’t care? That will never work out'
Others took to social media in support of the initial post, with one commenting : 'Just lie until you meet up and just hope he doesn’t care? That will never work out'
Meanwhile, a third explained: 'As a fat girl, this is 100% true.  I don't know why girls would lie about their weight on a dating app. When I used to use Tinder I believe one of the lines in the about me section was, 'I'm fatter in person' and it honestly wasn't a dealbreaker to a lot of men.' 
'I honestly don't get why they'd lie. If they're embarrassed about it wouldn't it be more embarrassing and awkward in person? It's cringey to even think about.' 
But others weren't convinced Tinder had even introduced the height verification service - which was what had sparked the debate in the first place.
'I feel like it's just an April fool's. And I guess it will only work as a joke if it's publicized first and then revealed as a prank come April 1st,' commented one, while another said: 'The height thing is pretty obviously an early April Fool's joke.'
A third user was adamant it was also a prank: 'It's 100% an April Fool's joke' 
Meanwhile, others weren't even convinced that Tinder had even introduced the height verification service in the first place - which sparked the initial debate - with many calling it an April Fool's joke
Meanwhile, others weren't even convinced that Tinder had even introduced the height verification service in the first place - which sparked the initial debate - with many calling it an April Fool's joke

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