Love

How this genius woman is making money from her Tinder matches

Get rich or die swipin'.

By Hannah Smothers
Tinder making scheme

It's a constant battle to come up with a Tinder bio that's actually good. But Maggie Archer, a 20-year-old woman from Missouri, seems to have figured it out.

Archer's Tinder bio, which can be seen in her now-viral tweet, reads: "Send me $5, see what happens," with the little smirking emoji for punctuation. But why would anyone actually send this woman β€” or any stranger on Tinder, for that matter β€” five whole dollars, you may be asking yourself. As Archer's PayPal history can tell you, it turns out a lot of people (cough men cough) are more than willing to fork over coffee money just to assuage their curiosity.

According to the screenshots in her tweet, when Archer matches with a dude on Tinder and he inquires about the mysterious $5 fee, she encourages him to send the money via PayPal to uncover the surprise. As Archer told Buzzfeed News, about 1 in 5 of her matches actually follows through and sends the money.

So what's the $5 surprise?!?!?

Maggie's Tinder matches ... don't read this.

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Everyone else: $5 sent to Maggie Archer via PayPal gets you .... unmatched!

This is honestly incredible, and Archer knows it. "It's really a foolproof plan, because I'm not actually promising anything, I just say 'see what happens,'" she told BuzzFeed News. And it's β€” against all logic and reason β€” working! She even included a screenshot of her PayPal activity in the tweet to prove it. She told BuzzFeed she's gotten money from at least 20 dudes in less than a week. Folks, you do that math. That's more than $100, just for a one-sentence bio on Tinder.

Some guys have even gone above the call of duty and offered Archer more than $5. She said the most she's gotten from anyone was $10, adding that "some men get creepy and assume if they offer a lot more, like hundreds, something will actually happen, which of course it doesn't."

Archer told BuzzFeed she revealed her Tinder scam to the world via Twitter because she wanted more women to get in on this fantastic moneymaking opportunity. The bad news, of course, is that the tweet has probably gone too viral and her scheme has received too much news coverage (sorry) for this to actually work for anyone else. But! Don't let that stamp out your entrepreneurial spirit. Give it a shot. There's nothing to lose! Only something (money!!!!) to gain.

Just be prepared to really piss people off because Archer isn't exactly making any love connections this way. "Some people are definitely upset about what I'm doing," she told BuzzFeed. "Mostly men."

But really though: Isn't having $5 better than suffering through a dismal-to-only-average date?

Via: Cosmopolitan US

  • Author: Hannah Smothers