We’ve all heard stories about the ridiculous number of messages that attractive women get on dating sites but it seems that they get hit on in regular social media websites such as Facebook as well. A Quora user named Krishnabh Medhi informs us about an experiment that he conducted a little while back where he created a fake Facebook profile in which he impersonated an attractive young woman. The response that he received from other Facebook users was far beyond anything he ever expected.
“I created a fake Facebook profile and put up an image of an attractive white woman,” he explains. “I had a generic hot girl bio- Starbucks, adventurer, etc. I based her in Indiana, US. I sent friend requests to 20 people. That’s all.”
Yes, that’s all it took before friend requests starting pouring in from around the globe from places like Algeria, Romania and India. He estimates that he received 250 friend requests per day, which is just ridiculous.
Things got more ridiculous, however, when all his new “friends” started messaging him completely out of the blue.
“People messaged me complimenting everything about me,” he writes. “It was a completely bizarre experience… The creeps started showing up too. The trying-to-be-alpha asking straight for sex, the low-confidence teen trying but failing and on and on. One guy couldn’t speak English, didn’t understand anything I said but still tried to get me to have sex with him.”
There were upsides, however, as Medhi also found that random men would actually send him free food. No, seriously.
“One guy bought me sushi because I told him I had never had sushi,” he writes. “Another bought me pizza, which I gave to a homeless person because I felt bad. I started replying to people with the express intent of trying to get them to buy me stuff. Some did, some didn’t.”
I really wish that a behavioral scientist had been on hand for this entire farce because they could have learned some valuable information about human male mating strategies and/or mental illness. Given the stories told by Medhi, it sounds like those two things are one and the same.