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Woman uses Tinder to prank dozens of men into dating contest

A man uses the dating app Tinder on July 5, 2015, in New Delhi. (Tsering Topgyal / AP)
A man uses the dating app Tinder on July 5, 2015, in New Delhi. (Tsering Topgyal / AP)
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NEW YORK – A woman has used the Tinder dating app to prank more than 100 men into showing up for a date that turned out to be a “Hunger Games”-style competition.

The New York Times reports that the woman identified as Natasha Aponte invited dozens of Tinder contacts to meet her in Manhattan’s Union Square on Sunday for what they thought was a one-on-one date.

Instead, a woman who says she was Natasha told them they had to compete for a date with her.

She disqualified the men who were under 5-foot-10 and those named Jimmy, a name she dislikes. Then she asked the remaining contestants to perform pushups and footraces.

The stunt reportedly was videotaped by Rob Bliss, the man who shot a widely watched catcalling video in 2014.

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