This Artist Found An Amazing Way To Get Back At Men Who Objectify Her On Tinder

“It was sort of the most basic, juvenile, immature thing I could possibly do, which was completely perfect,” she said. NSFW due to crude pickup lines and unflattering cartoon penises.

1. Updated — April 25, 10:20 a.m. ET: Instagram has since deleted Gensler’s account, prompting her to move her project to Tumblr.

2. After artist Anna Gensler had been on Tinder for six months, she was sick of the way that men were objectifying her in their messages. So she decided to retaliate by drawing them pathetically naked and posting it on Instagram.

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4. Gensler’s bio outlines three easy steps for “objectifying men who objectify women”: “Man sends crude line via internet. Draw him naked. Send portrait to lucky man, enjoy results.”

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5. “I’m an artist, so my weapon of choice is art,” she told BuzzFeed. “That sounds so lame, but I think it actually can be really effective. I wanted to find a way to make these men feel objectified in the same way that they were making women feel.”

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7. The Washington, D.C., resident said she didn’t want the men to enjoy the photos, so she tried to make them a little “fat and not very well-endowed,” while using their pictures as a starting point.

“It was sort of the most basic, juvenile, immature thing I could possibly do, which was completely perfect,” she said. “These guys are immature and their lines are incredibly juvenile, yet they are still offensive to the women they are aimed toward. The same can be said for these doodles.”

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9. Figuring she would get even more material from OkCupid, Gensler made an account on the dating site with a disclaimer: “I’m going to draw you naked if you send me rude messages,” and linked back to her Instagram.

Gensler told Slate the warning kind of backfired:

I thought that would creep out a lot of people enough to just not message me, but instead, I got so many messages from guys who were like, “This is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen! Can you please draw me naked?”

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11. Gensler then began the next portion of her project: sending the drawings to the men, and posting their reaction to their naked portraits.

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13. Some, predictably, got angry.

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“Who am I to analyze your life choices, Neal? Maybe too much Taco Bell?”

16. Some issued corrections: “*Kenny would like me to issue an apology for misquoting him. He actually said ‘your fart box’ not ‘you in the fart box.’ Sorry Kenny, that totally changes everything.”

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“You objectify the fart box, you objectify the lady.”

19. Others, she said, had thoughtful replies, which confused her even more.

“[I]f you’re smart and seem like a normal person, why are you using opening lines like ‘I love butt sex’?” she told Slate.

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21. And though she’s definitely enjoyed herself, Gensler hasn’t gotten any clarity on why men will approach women in such an demeaning way on dating sites.

“I feel like girls get a lot of messages and matches on places like these, but I don’t actually think that guys do, necessarily,” she told Slate. “You’d think that when they do get a match, they would actually try to say something nice and intelligent. But I guess not.”

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23. But despite receiving a number of both juvenile and offensive messages…

But despite receiving a number of both juvenile and offensive messages…

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24. Gensler still believes women can find meaningful relationships through online dating.

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“I will say, though, that for women who do hope to find something on these sites, it is important to realize that the internet is like the Wild West. There are plenty of nice, normal people out there, but the internet also brings out a lot of creepers and I think it’s important to learn how to hold your own.”

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell/an-artist-found-an-amazing-way-to-get-back-at-creepy-men-on

How Thirsty Are You?

The thirst is SO real.

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  1. Check off anything on this list that applies to you. BE HONEST!
    1. 1 ✓ You are usually very horny.
    2. 2 ✓ Like, you’re horny right now.
    3. 3 ✓ A large part of your day is spent thinking about sex.
    4. 4 ✓ You know the difference between being in love and in lust.
    5. 5 ✓ You always fall for the latter, not the former.
    6. 6 ✓ You’re single.
    7. 7 ✓ You’re VERY single.
    8. 8 ✓ Like, “very single” might be a bit of an understatement.
    9. 9 ✓ When you look at someone, the first thing you think is whether or not you would sleep with them.
    10. 10 ✓ Usually, you would.
    11. 11 ✓ You also mentally undress them in your head.
    12. 12 ✓ Also, you know a creepy amount of information about your crush.
    13. 13 ✓ Like, way more than you could ever let on in-person.
    14. 14 ✓ You are on an online dating website.
    15. 15 ✓ You have a dating app on your phone.
    16. 16 ✓ You have MULTIPLE dating apps on your phone.
    17. 17 ✓ You talk about how much you hate dating apps on your phone, but still have one anyway.
    18. 18 ✓ You have deleted a dating app on your phone, only to reinstall it soon after.
    19. 19 ✓ You follow someone on Instagram because they are hot.
    20. 20 ✓ You follow several people on Instagram because they are hot.
    21. 21 ✓ You follow someone on Twitter because they are hot.
    22. 22 ✓ You have friended someone on Facebook because they are hot.
    23. 23 ✓ You stalk someone you have a crush on on social media.
    24. 24 ✓ You’ve reverse-stalked to find someone hot on social media.
    25. 25 ✓ You have liked or favorited something someone hot posted on social media because they are hot.
    26. 26 ✓ You have hooked up with someone you met on social media.
    27. 27 ✓ You have an office crush.
    28. 28 ✓ Actually, you have several office crushes.
    29. 29 ✓ You’ve gone out because you knew someone hot was going to be out, too.
    30. 30 ✓ You’ve planned your evening around where your crush was going to be.
    31. 31 ✓ You’ve planned an outfit because you knew your crush was going to see you.
    32. 32 ✓ You’ve cleaned up “down there” because you thought something might happen.
    33. 33 ✓ Unfortunately, nothing did.
    34. 34 ✓ You’ve purchased an outfit because you thought it would get you laid.
    35. 35 ✓ You think about sex fairly often.
    36. 36 ✓ Actually, you think about sex a LOT.
    37. 37 ✓ Like, you’re probably thinking about sex right now.
    38. 38 ✓ Your posture changes when you are around someone hot.
    39. 39 ✓ Also, you speak differently when you are around someone hot.
    40. 40 ✓ You’ve laughed at someone’s joke even though it wasn’t funny, but they were hot so…
    41. 41 ✓ You’ve had a dream about your crush.
    42. 42 ✓ You’ve dreamed about having sex with your crush.
    43. 43 ✓ Quite possibly, you dream about sex more often than you actually have it.
    44. 44 ✓ You know someone’s name just because they are hot.
    45. 45 ✓ You have a crush on someone weird, like the mailman or the guy who delivers your pizza.
    46. 46 ✓ You’ve “read” a BuzzFeed post purely for the eye candy.
    47. 47 ✓ You have certain webpages bookmarked because they have some good eye candy.
    48. 48 ✓ You have pictures of your crush saved on your phone.
    49. 49 ✓ You’ve typed in the URL of your crush’s Facebook, and your computer DEFINITELY remembers it.
    50. 50 ✓ You’ve used a dating app in public.
    51. 51 ✓ You’ve used a dating app when you were hanging out with friends.
    52. 52 ✓ You have talked with friends about using a dating app.
    53. 53 ✓ You’ve done something that you normally wouldn’t do to get a crush’s attention.
    54. 54 ✓ You’ve fantasized about a fictional character.
    55. 55 ✓ You’ve fantasized about a celebrity.
    56. 56 ✓ You’ve fantasized about having sex somewhere exotic.
    57. 57 ✓ You’ve stared at someone hot in public.
    58. 58 ✓ You’ve been CAUGHT staring at someone hot in public.
    59. 59 ✓ Your friends know all of your crushes because you talk about them so much.
    60. 60 ✓ You’ve had a crush on someone even though you didn’t know his/her name.
    61. 61 ✓ You’ve given this crush a nickname anyway.
    62. 62 ✓ You have a crush on someone you have never met.
    63. 63 ✓ You have a crush on someone you see IRL, but never talk to.
    64. 64 ✓ You have a crush on someone who has NO clue you have a crush on them.
    65. 65 ✓ You are sort of concerned that people know how thirsty you are.
    66. 66 ✓ But, you’re too busy crushing on people to really care.
    67. 67 ✓ You think about sex way more often than you have it.
    68. 68 ✓ Being this thirsty drives you insane, but you kind of like it anyway.
    69. 69 ✓ But most of all, you KNOW the thirst is REAL.

Show me how thirsty I am!

How Thirsty Are You?

  1. You’re not thirsty at all! Good job keeping the thirst in check. But remember, it’s OK to have a crush every now and then!

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  2. You’re not really that thirsty! Good job behaving yourself. But keep in mind it isn’t the end of the world if you think someone is hot. It’s even kind of fun!

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  3. You’re only kind of thirsty! Yes, your thirst can be a problem every now and then, but for the most part, you maintain a healthy level of crushes. You’re fun and flirty, but definitely not creepy!

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  4. You’re sort of thirsty! Yeah, you spend a lot of your day thinking about hotties, but there isn’t anything wrong in that. Just don’t be afraid to act on it and maybe you’ll even get some. HEYOOOOO!

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  5. You’re very thirsty! You KNOW the thirst is so real, and have perfected the art of having a crush. Some might even call you a crush-master. Just don’t be afraid to act on your lust IRL. You’re only human, after all.

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  6. You are SO thirsty! You are Thirst Royalty, if that is a thing. No one is thirstier than you. Wear that as a badge of honor. Now go out there and GET LAID.

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This Tinder-esque Friend-Making App Will Help You Find Your New BFF

Everyone and their Labradoodle has tried their hand (or paw) at dating apps by now.But have you ever wanted to swipe right for new friends? Hey! VINA aims to help you do just that.

Created by twowomen who know the difficulties of finding friends post-college (where do humans meet other humans?!), the app focuses on getting like-minded women together.

Co-founder and CEOOlivia June Poole told Fast Company,

It’s super easy to find a date on the Internet, but why isn’t it as easy to find a new friend? We built this app to solve for our own needs as women who have moved, traveled, changed careers, and shifted lifestyles and life stages. Through our adult lives we go a lot of places that our existing friendships don’t always support and it becomes time to expand our circles.

Awesome! But how does it work, you ask?

First, you sign up through Facebook because 1) it confirms you’re a woman and not a pervy catfish, and 2) it’s easy.Then, you take a short, six-question personality test to sort out all the important things like whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, wine or coffee person,etc.

After that,you’re pretty much off to the races. Eventually, you’ll be able to take BuzzFeed-style quizzes on the app too. Because nothing brings people together like figuring out what kind of mac and cheese you are.

True story: I just downloaded it for myself. Holler at me if you enjoy watermelon margaritas and doggy playdates!

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Read more: http://elitedaily.com/envision/friend-making-app/1362678/

7 New Dating Apps To Try Out If Your Love Life Is Feeling Bleak As Ever

Summer is notoriously known as uncuffing season. The weather gets hot, you wear less clothing, and couples, for some reason, feel the need to break up.

What is it with 90-degree weather and people deciding they’re not in love anymore?

Hookup season is also at its highest around this time, but so is your competition on dating apps. It can be rough out there.Every time I go to a pool party expecting to meet my soulmate, I usually end up hanging out next to the snack table, while my crush plays chicken in the pool with hot girls in bikinis. Such is life.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the need for a summer romance or fling, I get it. Plus, every time you sign on Tinder or Bumble in the hopes of meeting someone through your phone, it’s the same people over and over again.

Yep, we’re all still single! Nice to see we’re all still on here!

So this summer, if we’re all going to be single and sweaty, it’s time we give some dating apps a try. Here are some you should download if your love life is feeling bleak as ever.

1. Dating AI

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Always had a crush on Ron Weasley from ? (Is that just a me thing?) Well, now, there’s a dating app called Dating AI that will allow you to match with people who look like your favorite celebrity whether that be, say, a red-headed wizard or someone more conventional likeLiam Hemsworth.

First, you choose the celebrity you’ve always had a crush on from the built in database. There’s also a second option, though: If you want to pay extra, you can upload a picture of anex or unrequited love, andthe app will only match you with people who look like him. , but I like it.

Next, the app will pop up with your list of doppelgngers. You click on the person’s face you’re interested in, and you’ll be redirected to the app that they’re on.

So basically, Dating AI will help you find the most accurate matches on apps you might already have, like Tinder or Bumble.

(In my dream world, all my ex-boyfriends are uploading my face onto Dating AI because they aren’t over me yet and want to date girls who look exactly like me in an attempt to recreate our relationship. Just saying!)

2. Bracket

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Bracket dating app is trying to make dating fun again. Think: the fantasy football or March Madness of dating apps.

When you sign up for the app, you answer a few questions about your preferences from age to favorite ice cream flavor. Then, each day, the app will automatically match you with 16 other users, which is great, because it takes all the swiping off your hands.

Then, throughout the day, those 16 users areput in a kind of love tournament, and when thewinner is finally determined a match who is truly perfect for you you’ll get to message one another.

Sounds super fun to me. It’s time to shake up how we online date.

3. Tinder Gold

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Yes, Tinder already exists, but it’s rolling out a new service called Tinder Gold, with a super cool feature called Likes You. Unfortunately, it’s members only. But, it might just be worth splurging on.

Essentially, Tinder Gold and the Likes You feature tells you who has swiped right on you you make any choice about them. The people who’ve already swiped right on you will have a special heart on their profiles, so you can decide to automatically match with them, or do the normal swipe left or learn more.

So if you’re shy about making the first move, or just want to see if your crush or ex swiped right on you, then investing in Tinder Gold might be a good move.

4. First

First is actually a cool idea. Instead of matching people by photo and then requiring endless conversation before a first date may or may not occur (you know how some people just want pen pals on dating apps), it actually matches you by the date ideas.

Let me explain.

Forexample, I say that I want to see a 5 p.m. showing of a certain movie. Then, eligible men will submit to join that date.Finally, I get to choose which man I want to accompany me, and I will accept his submission.

With no pre-conversations or exchanging numbers, you both show up to the date, and go from there. If you enjoy your time together, then you can exchange digits, start chatting, texting, and messaging, and planning more dates from there.

It’s a good way to cut the BS that’s often associated with messaging, and cut straight to what we’re all here for the dating.

5. Tastebuds

Tastebuds is an app that matches you with perspective partners based on your taste in music.

The questions on the app are all pretty much music based, and when you match with someone, you can either message them the normal way, or you can even send them a song.

Pretty cool, especially for me, who is still hoping that, one day, her crush will make her a playlist full of emo love songs.

6. Happn

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By now, you’ve most likely heard about Happn. The dating app ishalf intriguing, half scary.

It starts off like any other dating app. You add your pictures, make a profile, and say what kinds of dates you’re interested in going on. Then, the interesting part happens.

Happn uses GPS to track your movements. When you get close to another potential partner who has the Happn app, it will alert you of the match. If you like what you see, you can allow them to message you, and you can make a plan to meet up.

This app is one step in between online dating and meeting in real life. If you want to see what happens when fate helps you meet people through your phone, then Happn is the right app for you.

7. Sweatt

Fitness junkie? Then, Sweatt is definitely the app for you. Currently only available in New York (sorry), this app will match you with other health nuts based on your workout routines.

This is perfect for if you want to date people with similar lifestyles, because you know there’s no way in hell you’re going to want to date a couch potato if you’re always at the gym.

So, if you’re looking for some new apps to try out to improve your love life, give one of these a try. If you have any more suggestions, let meknow in the comments!

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/dating/new-dating-apps-to-try-out/2007885/

28 of the Sexiest Tinder Wins and Fails We’ve Ever Seen

If you want to figure out who to get your game on look no further.

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How To Join Tinder Gold When You Feel Like Every Other Dating App Sucks

If you’re a 20-something trying to find love (or a one-night stand, or just someone to grab drinks with to ward off the Sunday scaries), chances are you’ve used Tinder. It’s just the way the world works now. And today, Tinder has launched a new feature called Tinder Gold, a members-only service with tons of awesome new features, including “Likes You,” which lets you see who’s already liked you before you start swiping. Wondering how to join Tinder Gold? It’s super easy.

Until today, Tinder Gold was only available in Argentina, Australia, Canada, and Mexico, but now, it’s available in the United States. Throughout this week, Tinder Gold will slowly be made available to iOS users, so if you don’t see it on your phone yet, don’t panic. When it  available, you’ll likely receive a pop-up in the Tinder app that will allow you to subscribe. You’ll also be able to subscribe any time via Settings. Tinder is still running tests for the final price, but for most users, it’ll cost $4.99.

Once you’ve downloaded Tinder Gold, you’ll be able to navigate to a “Likes You” section where you can see everyone who has swiped right on you. “Think of it as your personal Swipe Right concierge — available 24/7 — bringing all of your pending matches to you,” Tinder wrote in a blog post. “Now you can sit back, enjoy a fine cocktail, and browse through profiles at your leisure.”

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You’ll also be able to utilize features like Passport, Rewind, and Unlimited Likes: Passport lets you swipe on matches outside of your region, Rewind lets you undo someone you swiped on, and Unlimited Likes lets you swipe right on however many people you want (when normally, people run out after 12 hours.) You’ll be given five Super Likes per day, instead of the you previously got on regular Tinder, and one Boost per month, which will catapult your profile to the top of potential matches’ queues for 30 minutes.

If your dating life feels a little stale, try out Tinder Gold. You just never know!

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Read more: http://elitedaily.com/dating/how-to-join-tinder-gold/2057524/

15 Levels Of Being Single We’ve All Experienced

Party of one.

1. Single By Choice

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F*CK BITCHES GET MONEY, AM I RIGHT? You only live once and that means this person is planning on LIVIN’ IT UP.

2. Commitment Phobe

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Can’t be tied down. This person commits to pizza and pizza only. Although sometimes they wish they could cuddle with pizza.

3. Ready To Mingle

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This person sees every party, get-together, and networking event as an opportunity to meet people.

COME AND GET IT, BABES.

4. Addicted To Swiping Right

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This person is single and kind of wants to meet someone. So they downloaded Tinder, obviously. They are convinced Tinder can save them…if they ever actually go on a date.

5. Boning Everyone In Sight

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This person has needs. And those needs aren’t necessarily met from being in a relationship.

6. Just Got Out Of A Relationship

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This person is newly single and loving it. … except when they drunk dial their ex at 3 a.m. to say “I miss you baby.”

7. Begging Friends For A Setup

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This person is single and 100% aware of their singleness. They’re ready to ask for help. So be it if that means calling friends they haven’t talked to in YEARS. That person might know their soulmate.

8. Imagining Every Person As A Potential Husband Or Wife

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This person is single but still hopeful. They always shower before running errands because they never know who might be at the store…like their soulmate.

9. Planning A Wedding Without A S.O.

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This person is single and actively planning a wedding while looking for a life mate. They are keeping the dream alive one Pinterest board at a time.

Dress? Check.Flowers? Check.Bridesmaids? Check.Groom/Bride? TBD

10. Constant Third Wheel

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This person’s friends and family are getting concerned about their extreme singleness. Their friends are afraid that they’re going to die alone — so they invite them places to make them feel better. It doesn’t work.

11. Angrily Listening To Taylor Swift

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This person’s awareness of their single status has reached a new high.

SHE WEARS SHORT SKIRTS, I WEAR T-SHIRTS. God, Taylor just gets me.

12. Crying While Watching Rom-Coms

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This person is so single that they are convinced they will never meet their Ben Barry.

“NO I DIDN’T BEN, CAUSE YOU CAN’T LOSE WHAT YOU NEVER HAD.” * sobs *

13. Paranoid Homebody

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This person is single and incredibly paranoid. This person is praying that they don’t choke while they are home alone, because they are convinced that no one will find their body for days.

They ask themselves, “WOULD ANYONE EVEN CARE IF I DIED? WOULD ANYONE NOTICE?”

14. Cat Man Or Cat Lady

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This person is single and going on dates with their cat on Friday nights.

70% of their Instagram is their cat.

15. Only Talking About How Single You Are

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Every single thing in life is a reminder of their single status. They cannot escape it.

Their battle cry is “God I’m single as f*ck.”

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/laraparker/single-as-f