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Hi all,

'Hey how are you?' Seems like a simple message right? In most cases it's used to connect with someone you haven't spoken to in a while, or find out an update on a person. But there is another use for this phrase and it comes on the very special app this is Grindr. Usually from an account that is offline. The guy is typically 2'4" tall (although the picture makes them look taller). Usually a muscled boy next door type that is shown to make you think you have been contacted by the dreamiest of all guys.

But in fact its a bot! You quickly learn that these occur when you haven't used the app in a while and its been dormant on your device. Maybe its the Grindr team forcing you to open the app by showing you a notification. Maybe they sell your usernames to generate more business? Who knows? But what I know is if you engage in conversation you can get some pretty funny results.

So that's what I did. I replied 'I am fine, how are you?' The response from the fake bot is 'wow that was quick' (to emphasise its been a few days since I received the message and messaged back - which it has not). At this point I decided to have some fun...

Me: 'Thats what he said ;)'

Fake Bot (FB): 'I'm really horny, what are you doing?'

Me: 'I'm actually in the middle of a parachute jump, but I forgot my parachute!'

FB: 'Cool, do you want to jerk with me?'

Me: 'Didn't you read that? I'm falling to the earth and will die!'

FB: 'I'm super hard and really want to jerk with someone'

Me: 'Wow, you really don't care that I will die? What kind of person are you?'

FB: 'You should check out my cam (gives random website address). After you join give me your details and I will add you, if you like we can then meet up and have fun'

Me: 'That isn't going to happen as I'm about to hit the......'

FB: 'Let me know when you have done it, I'm so hard waiting for you' (Thanks for the concern)

At this point I decided to block them, which is what I usually do. I usually delete my Grindr at this point as well, but I have left it on there for a while. I find if I open it every few days I don't get the annoying fake bots. Instead I get the annoying horny guys who just want dick pics (Try looking in the mirror! lol).

Have any of you had fun stories with fake bots? Would love to hear them.

Until next time,



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