Recent The Tinder Swindler memes are undoubtedly some of the internet's best work.
One man's high-stakes online dating scam has resulted in a Netflix documentary and subsequently comical musings on Twitter, Reddit and beyond.
Before we bestow some funnies on you, allow us to retrace our steps: Who is the Tinder Swinder? is the question on everyone's mind following the film's release. Well, the answer is a bit complicated.
Four women recount their romance with Simon Leviev (born Shimon Hayut) who conned his way into $10 million dollars from his various matches. (No dating green flags insight here.)
He claimed to be a worker for LLD Diamonds—what he said was a dangerous business—and posed as the son of Lev Leviev, who is considered "the king of diamonds" in Israel. After wooing his matches with luxurious experiences, soon Hayut made up some sort of life-threatening lie that would require his dates to fork over cash...a lot of cash.
Nearly $10 million later, we have quite the story on our hands, and the internet wasn't going to let an opportunity like this pass by.
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Though the situation itself was frightening and life-altering for the women who experienced it—Cecilie Fjellhøy, Pernilla Sjöholm and Ayleen Charlotte all detail their real-life encounters with Hayut in the documentary—the Twitterverse and beyond decided to add a little levity to the situation and the overall experience of watching The Tinder Swindler on Netflix.
Even the best dating apps come with bizarre stories, but this one totally takes the cake.
me all through #tinderswindler 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/t8Ig0ixk3GFebruary 5, 2022
Upon starting the February Netflix release, we were in shock à la Adele with the way the story unfolded.
Uhh I'm in the first 15 minutes of #tinderswindler and just .. pic.twitter.com/uUho9wjauYFebruary 3, 2022
Some of us though the outlandish actions were fiction, but no—this is in fact real.
Simon after every two minutes #TheTinderSwindler #tinderswindler pic.twitter.com/dV5TqmzyQYFebruary 6, 2022
There was no shame in Simon's game.
Commonsense is not common 1) A billionaire asking for money. 2) A single billionaire on Tinder. #tinderswindler pic.twitter.com/Xf6sPmrCYrFebruary 5, 2022
Going forward, let this be a warning to be aware of the billionaires you encounter on Tinder, Hinge and so on.
Simon is the definition of: Catch flights, not feelings #tinderswindler pic.twitter.com/s1ucjqCl4dFebruary 7, 2022
"Catch flights, not feelings." Simon has this method nailed down perfectly.
It’s the audacity for me 😭😭💀 #tinderswindler pic.twitter.com/sptBIuTAdjFebruary 8, 2022
The nerve of this guy. How about you pawn your car, Simon?
"Whhhhy would the “son of a tycoon” NEVER call… the tycoon for help…?!” — Questions Girlfriends Must Ask. Honestly, Sis.#TinderSwindler pic.twitter.com/Z8WRphkJUpFebruary 4, 2022
Did anyone find it suspicious that the self-proclaimed billionaire, who also had a billionaire for a father, never called on his family for help? Isn't that suspicious?!
Simon Leviev promising to return all funds by next week so you can pay off your 11 credit cards. #tinderswindler pic.twitter.com/mmfTKyaDyCFebruary 8, 2022
What's this? A cross-over? Looks like the most-watched Netflix show of all time is getting in on The Tinder Swindler action with this meme!
Thinking of bringing out handcuffs as the next Specialbuy 👀 #TinderSwindler pic.twitter.com/DDD4JPDEdSFebruary 9, 2022
Even one of our favorite chains decided to chime in.
The MVP of #TheTinderSwindler is undoubtedly Ayleen: The Tinder Swindler Swindler 👏#tinderswindler pic.twitter.com/84VruARmhOFebruary 9, 2022
Cheers to Alyeen, who out-swindled the swindler. We applaud you!
We feel for the women who had honest intentions when searching the app for love. Though we are getting a chuckle out of The Tinder Swindler memes, always be cautious when chatting with new people online and never reveal any personal information to someone you just met.
If the documentary hasn't swayed you, the new Tinder Blind Date feature has officially landed on apps. If this isn't impeccable timing, we're not sure what is.
Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few.
When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.
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