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A woman who had become frustrated with dating apps decided to try to save herself some time by simply asking potential dates for their most controversial opinions as the opening question. See her results in the video below:
As you can probably imagine, the responses turned out to be fairly shocking.
Amanda Neill, 23, decided that she'd had enough of beating around the bush when looking for prospective partners on dating app Hinge, so decided to 'save time' and cut right to the chase with her first question.
The speech and language pathology student from Fort Worth in Texas then shared the answers she received back on TikTok, where it has since been viewed more than nine million times.
As well as the obvious racist and bigoted responses, she also got some more leftfield controversial opinions, including one bloke who believes that 'bullying is good for the country' and several that were anti-vaxxers.
Then, she shared a second video in which she added the additional questions: "What's your least favourite thing about women?"
It goes without saying that those answers were also problematic.
One said 'long fake nails', whereas another said 'insecurity'.
One absolute lothario simply responded: "Don't get me started."
Fair enough, let's not.
Outlining the takeaways from her experience, Amanda explained: "I didn't really find any of the opinions too offensive, except for the one about intelligence being race-based. That was pretty shocking.
"At first, he worded it like he was talking about whether intelligence was inherited, so I thought it was going to be a thought-provoking conversation.
"I thought 'maybe he's done some research about familial intelligence', but that's not where he was going at all. I called him out for it and he unmatched with me.
"I don't know why he thought that was acceptable to say. I was wondering whether I looked like someone who would agree with that sort of opinion, and I hope not.
"I don't know why anybody would hold that viewpoint, and I definitely don't understand why they'd say it to me."
However, not all of them were quite as bad as that guy.
Amanda continued: "Once I started sending that question out, I realised that guys were going straight to their most controversial opinion, without realising that it didn't have to be offensive.
"There were a few opinions that were quite basic - probably less than half. There were opinions like 'Pineapple shouldn't be on pizza'.
"I don't know where I got the idea to ask guys about their most controversial opinions, but I realised I got more matches on Hinge if I sent questions.
"This experience has made Hinge more entertaining to me, and it's made me want to ask more questions.
"But it has made me less inclined to put effort into meeting somebody on there to date."
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