Swipe right on serial killers: Fake Charles Manson and Aileen Wuornos profiles get Tinder matches

Charlie Manson, Aileen Wuornos ©
An online dating experiment has given hope to desperate daters everywhere after it revealed that even infamous serial killers can find a match on Tinder.

American actress, Natalie Walker, decided to conduct the experiment after noticing that photos of infamous serial killer, Charles Manson from the 1960s mirror today’s modern day hipster look.

Walker set up a fake profile using photos of Manson with the tagline: “I want to control you”. Scarily, within three days someone had swiped right and Manson got a match.

Walker dropped some further hints of the profile’s true identity throughout their conversation, including casually introducing Manson’s belief in an imminent race war. It was only when ‘he’ said his believers think he’s Jesus that the potential Tinder match bowed out.

Walker then turned the tables to see how men would react to a profile based on serial killer Aileen Wuornos - she didn’t have to wait long for a dozen users to swipe right.

Her fake profile for Wuornos didn’t hide much, reading: “I want to kill white men”.  

Strangely this wasn’t enough to put off potential suitors - it only took eight minutes for Wuornos to get 12 matches.

It appears, however, some users were confusing the real life Wuornos with Hollywood actress, Charlize Theron, who won an Oscar for playing Wuornos in the film, Monster.

Both fake profiles have been removed from Tinder.

Wuornos died by lethal injection in 2002. Although sentenced to death, Manson’s term was commuted to life in prison after California abolished the death penalty.

The real Charles Manson has been rather unlucky in love. He was close to marriage with 27 year old Afton “Star” Burton last year, but called it off when it emerged that she was hoping to gain possession of his corpse so she and some friends could put it on display in a glass case in LA.