This woman worked out a genius way to make money from her Tinder matches.

Well, this is awkward…

All along, millions of singles all over the world have been downloading Tinder in an attempt to find genuine, real connections with their fellow humans.

Turns out, we’ve been doing it wrong.


Apparently, Tinder can actually be a valuable source of income, as 20-year-old Maggie Archer from Missouri, USA, recently discovered.

Maggie’s profile asks men to send her $5 to “see what happens”.

Tinder money profile
THIS is how you Tinder. Image via Twitter.

And, yes, surprisingly, it works.

Once she matches with men, she provides them with her PayPal account details so they can send her the money.

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DO IT, I DARE YOU. Image via Twitter.

Then, what happens? She un-matches with them, and never speaks to them again, of course.

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BOY, BYE. Image via Twitter.

"It's really a foolproof plan, because I'm not actually promising anything, I just say, 'See what happens,'" she told BuzzFeed News of her plan to make millions.

"A surprising amount of men take the bait."

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Of course, like everything that goes viral online, it started out as one big joke. Soon, Maggie discovered that men were more than willing to take her up on the mysterious promise.

She told Buzzfeed that about one in every five matches will send her the money, and that over 20 men have given her cash in less than a week.


Easiest way to make $100 ever? We think so.

"Some men get creepy and assume if they offer a lot more, like hundreds, something will actually happen, which of course it doesn't," she added.

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CHA-CHING. Image via Twitter.

Her plan might not work for much longer, though: she tweeted an image of her Tinder profile hack, because she "wanted to give more women this idea to share the wealth".

It's since been retweeted more than 8000 times, with many women praising her entrepreneurial ways.

"Okay but delete this before they catch on," one wrote, while another replied, "I hope this doesn't go viral too quick I'm tryna scam my way into a car."

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"I might steal this idea and do it I don't think my boyfriend would mind," said another, and we totally get it and have already planned our 'But honey, it's a valuable source of income' speech for when things go downhill.

So, next time you're Tinder, forget about swiping right. Focus on bringing in the cash money so you can swipe your credit card instead.