Swipe right on serial killers: Fake Charles Manson and Aileen Wuornos profiles get Tinder matches
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.
How many girls on Tinder do you think would swipe right on Charles Manson pic.twitter.com/4hftubIqtZ— NATALIE WALKER (@nwalks) February 16, 2016
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.
It took a while but she tapped out eventually pic.twitter.com/0xHvrcnfQ8— NATALIE WALKER (@nwalks) February 20, 2016
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 took 3 days for Charles Manson circa 1969 to get 1 match; 8 minutes for Aileen Wuornos circa 1989 to get 12 pic.twitter.com/fZJsiFwN29— NATALIE WALKER (@nwalks) February 22, 2016
You can open w "I want to murder" and dudes on Tinder are undeterred pic.twitter.com/wGEMRweqf3— NATALIE WALKER (@nwalks) February 24, 2016
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.
Aileen hasn't even had to reach out first via message pic.twitter.com/VVcUgVQ8GV— NATALIE WALKER (@nwalks) February 22, 2016
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.