But, thanks to some new Snapchat filters, they may be getting a better idea.
So, as you may have heard, Snapchat has a new filter which allows you to add either traditionally female or traditionally male features to your face. Allow America’s sweetheart (or at least its favorite wild niece?) Miley Cyrus to demonstrate:
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) May 12, 2019
Needless to say, this filter is …. a lot. And people are truly doing THE MOST.
This new filter got you females hating on us pic.twitter.com/qgTc0DUlAz
— Boredpersonful (@Boredpersonful) May 10, 2019
And when I say “the most,” I mean: men are now catfishing other oblivious men by pretending to be female-presenting on Tinder.
Last night I got drunk and woke up to a fake tinder I made using the girl filter pic.twitter.com/VatIxEy8FK
— Dylan Nash🌴 (@DylanParkerNash) May 10, 2019
THAT NEW SNAPCHAT FILTER GOT ME ACTING DIFFERENT pic.twitter.com/fQvCdAwNyu
— 4PF Jan (@Janvenchy) May 10, 2019
And, as one might expect, these men are getting more than they bargained for — namely, a firsthand lesson in what it’s like to be a woman simply trying to exist online.
Many of these men were inundated with the gross, thirsty messages that women on dating apps have to combat on the regular.
My brother’s using the snapchat filter to catfish guys on tinder and it’s absolutely seen me off. HOW do these men think that is a real woman’s face?? pic.twitter.com/h8JVE8u7bS
— french dumbo ride operator (@Cans4Hans) May 12, 2019
I made a Tinder using that female Snapchat filter and holy fuck did I make a mistake. pic.twitter.com/nitAzDwxTV
— Garrett Mumford (@fuckgarrett) May 13, 2019
Maybe (hopefully) this scarring experience will make these men think twice about how they behave on dating apps in the future. And hopefully, it will give them newfound respect for ladies in general.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that these filter shenanigans are going to stop anytime soon — because you CANNOT put the fabulousness back into the bottle once you’ve let it out.
When guys try the new snapchat filter and realised that they are better looking as girls pic.twitter.com/gbGsKpgGd5
— Typical Malaysian (@TypicalMsian) May 11, 2019
But I have to give a slow clap to the real stealth champion in all this: Snapchat.
Congrats, my friend. We thought you were dead — but you just pulled an iconic resurrection.
Snapchat. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/RhnGvijtBN
— Jurandir Filho (@jurandirfilho) May 11, 2019