What's the best strategy to get swiped right on Tinder? Is it turning your profile into a Powerpoint presentation? Using photos that 'get uglier if you keep scrolling'? How about using a profile pic of you with Angela from The Office? People have tried just about everything to attract those sweet, sweet matches. But maybe you don't have to get too deep (that's what she said). Maybe the key to creating a great Tinder profile isn't looking perfect; it's expressing your personality.
Joe is a 27-year-old man from Virginia who got in an unfortunate accident: crushed by two 1,500 pound bales of hay. (I know, that old story.) Miraculously, Joe survived, but suffered a serious injury, breaking his pelvic bone. "I should be dead, I still can't wrap my mind around how I survived," he wrote on Imgur. "It was pure luck. I have a long road to recovery ahead of me. And it's gonna be a painful [one], but that's okay. Because I'm still alive, breathing, and no longer crushed under 3000lbs of hay, so I welcome any and all pain."
Currently, Joe's in a wheelchair with a catheter, but he's not letting that crush his spirit. On Imgur, he posted a series of photos, joking, "I still got that Tinder game." And guess what? He does. Rather than hide this miserable experience, he's broadcasting it on his profile. He lists his job as "Patient at HOSPITAL" and wrote a hilariously honest new bio:
"Sup ladies, I’m joe, I just got crushed by 3000 pounds. Got a broken pelvis but still dtf. I do have a catheter. I don’t wanna be 'one of those guys' who lies about his catheter status. The catheter may be an issue but great minds do great things. Bedbound, you literally have to do all the work... Anyway, here at UVA medical center if you want to smash."
The post went viral, with over 134,000 views. There's no update on if any thirsty ladies came to the hospital for a candlelit catheter changing, but the responses were overwhelmingly positive. It's inspiring to see someone stay so positive during a bad experience. No matter what goes wrong for you today, at least you didn't get crushed by 3,000 pounds of hay.
In the comments, people wished Joe well and cracked some some pretty jokes.. Bananaship wrote, "Get better soon, but why would you need Tinder when you've already found your crush?" Dericksworld wrote, "You didn't find a needle by any chance?" Elevatorbro wrote, "Someone yelled hay!!! He looked, waves and gets creamed." And somethingmeaningfultosomeoneatsomepointintime wrote, "It wasn't an accident, Joe. Big Tony wants his money by the end of the week."
Well, like Joe wrote, the road to recovery won't be easy, but maybe the accident will lead to love. But hopefully not a roll in the hay.