Banned from Tinder, Mr Darcy?

I’m actually laughing slightly to myself as I’m unsure on how I can word this to make it sound slightly better… This isn’t clickbait, I got banned from the widely recognised dating app ‘Tinder’. Twice.

Tinder, if you’re reading this, I’m sorry! I asked if you wanted to see this and there was an almost unanimous ‘YES’ on my Twitter post so here we go, enjoy!

Before you start thinking “What did you send to be banned?” or “Uh-oh doing something dodgy were we?”, I genuinely wasn’t! I found it all highly amusing but apparently Tinder didn’t quite take to my profiles…

Why?

We’ll backtrack a little, in my second year of university I studied a ’21st Century English and Digital Writing’ module and our first assignment was to bring ‘Pride and Prejudice’ into the digital age! I can basically hear you book lovers shaking in excitement!

So, I made Tinder profiles for the main characters in Pride and Prejudice and it was THE BEST ASSIGNMENT EVER! So much so the entire class thought we’d done the assignment wrong as it was so much fun to do.

‘Pride and Prejudice Project: Who did they match with and is that Mr Bennet?’

 

A Tinder novice:

Now, I had no idea how Tinder worked before creating these profiles so had to google and stalk through my friends account to get my bearings. I did ensure no one could match with me but maybe I should have left it so people could and they’d end up wondering whether they really did match with ‘Mr Darcy’ last night!

My targets, sorry, characters I used were Mr Darcy (duh), Mr Collins, Miss Elizabeth Bennet, Mr Bingley, Miss Mary Bennet (a surprise one but one of my favourites), Miss Jane Bennet and finally Mr Bennet (the naughty devil)!

mr collins

The Anthems for each character used are:

 

Darcy: ‘Symphony No.40 in G Minor, K.550 – Mozart.’
Elizabeth: ‘Respect – Aretha Franklin.’
Collins: ‘Take A Chance On Me – ABBA’.
Bingley: ‘Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen.’
Jane: ‘I Feel Pretty – Julie Andrews.’
Mr Bennet: ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – The Righteous Brothers.’
Mary: *Error*

 

Completing the assignment:

To do the assignment properly all characters had a Tinder bio, their jobs stated, a stunning ‘candid’ photograph and of course, an anthem. The final step was for me to recreate messages between the characters as if they had had Tinder many moons ago and playing on their character relationships throughout the novel. Let me tell you now, Mr Bennet is in an awful lot of trouble and I think Mr Collins may be banned VERY quickly!

Have a read of some of the conversations below, these are three of my favourites!

If you’ve ever read Pride and Prejudice you’ll know that Mary is interested in anything BUT finding an eligible suitor so her Tinder messages show the same:

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Poor Mr Collins, he tried and tried with Elizabeth but she was, of course, having none of it!

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Finally, we couldn’t have a ‘Pride and Prejudice’ post without showing the classic relationship between Elizabeth and Mr Darcy. Mr Darcy didn’t want to message straight away and even when she did it was an uncomfortable exchange.

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To conclude:

So, that is the story. Half way through making the 7 accounts Tinder stopped working and I received an email. It was entitled ‘Your account has been deleted – Tinder’. I violated their terms of service and they deleted my account. Oops!

I thought and spoke a multitude of naughty words, very un-Elizabeth like and panicked slightly. However, I quickly came to the solution that, ‘Wait, my boyfriend doesn’t need Tinder?’ as a result I borrowed his phone. I finished off the accounts and wiped the beads of sweat from my forehead, oh so triumphantly. Then I received another email – ‘Your account has been banned for violating our terms of service.’

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” – Pride and Prejudice.

Tinder, if you’re reading this, from the bottom of my heart I am deeply sorry for any hurt I have caused. I can’t apologise enough for my deception, I hope one day that we can learn to love another once more.

They say there’s a silver lining in everything as I was awarded a first for this assignment! Tinder, if, in the future, I do end up needing your service I promise. I can’t do a scouts honour as truth be told I finished that journey at Rainbows. I will NEVER make a ‘Pride and Prejudice’ profile again.

Oh, to everyone else, don’t be a Mr Bennet!

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Disclaimer:

(All work published is owned by myself. This work was published for my ’21st Century English and Digital Writing’ on 12th March 2018.)

(Information for character bio’s taken from the film and book, Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ed. by Vivian Jones, (London, Penguin Classics, 1996). pp.5-367.)

(All character pictures have been taken from the 2005, Pride and Prejudice film. Pride and Prejudice (DVD), dir. by Joe Wright, (Universal, 2005))

92 Comments

  1. Imogen, I am actually CRYING with laughter. This is ridiculous and I LOVE it. I’m so happy that you got a first for that assignment, because I have never seen something quite so brilliant in all of my life. 😂

    1. I am SO glad you love it and find it as funny as me, I was cracking up doing the assignment and writing this so I’m glad I’m not mad and other people find it funny! I was so happy, easiest assignment I have ever done! Thank you! 😀 x

  2. Yoy was right, I didn’t expect this! I am laughing a lot, it’s a surprise this happened! Congrats on your first

    1. Hahaha told you! Thank you so much, glad you like it!

  3. bingingonabudget says:

    Haha that’s awesome. If I still had tinder I would’ve thought that was hillarious to see one of these potential characters. How long did it last before you were kicked out?

    1. Thank you! Makes me wonder if people did see them! The first lot survived a good half hour but after I used my boyfriend’s account I was banned in about 10 minutes! Oops! Worth it though!

  4. This is hilarious, I love it. So creative!
    Alys
    https://alysjournals. com

    1. Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed!

  5. Amanda Collison says:

    Awesome……just like you. xx

    1. Awh, thank you so much! <3 xx

  6. Brilliant! Very funny and inventive. When I was in school there wasn’t dating apps, Facebook, etc. If you fancied someone you’d call the local radio station and leave a message in hope they’d hear

    1. Thank you! Hahaha imagine if that happened now, everyone would think it’s about them! xx

      1. It wasn’t as discreet as we thought it was!

  7. This is AMAZING Imogen! I’m dying laughing 😂😘😂

    1. Hahaha thank you so much, glad you enjoyed! 😀

  8. genxmom74 says:

    Such a terrific read & love the assignment! Love Pride & Prejudice. I really should read it again soon!😁

    1. Thank you so much, it was so much fun! Yes do it, the film and TV series are good too! x

  9. Omg this is fab Imogen. Just read it with my husband who thought it was hilarious too. Keep up the good work! DerbyshireDuckie.com

    1. Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it! 😀

  10. I’m In Stitches 😂😂😂

    So myself and like the whole of twitter voted for this story!!

    Can you write your own play please? I need to watch a play written and directed by Imogen Chloe like NOW!!

    “Tinder, if you’re reading this, from the bottom of my heart I am deeply sorry for any hurt I have caused and I can’t apologise enough for my deception, I hope one day that we can learn to love another once more.” – LMAO

    Laura,

    @LauraSpoonie
    lauraspoonie.wordpress.com

    1. Yessss I have you to thank! I’m so so glad you enjoyed it and it made you laugh, I was giggling along and my Mum was too when I wrote it but I didn’t know if everyone else would find it funny! Oh my goodness that would be a dream! Haha well, I had to apologise to them didn’t I? Waiting to see if they ever respond and forgive me for it 😉 Thank you for your amazing comment! x

  11. Oh man this just made my day! I’m over here cracking up and my husband is looking at me like I’ve lost my mind lol..

    1. Hahahaha no way! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for reading! 😀

  12. Hahaha this is so funny. Can’t believe this made you violate Tinder’s rules. Additionally this seems like such a fun assignment and reading the conversations and also, it sounds like you set it all up very thoroughly, that first was definitely deserved!

    1. I know! Of all things! Hoping they’ll end up seeing this and forgive me haha! It really was fab, thank you so much!

  13. This is an absolute hoot! Looks like so much fun. Your story gave me such a good laugh

    1. Thank you so much! Glad it made you laugh! 😀

  14. Hi Imogen
    You’re super Creative I’m beaming as I read through your post and I didn’t even have to reread anything to remember what’s in it.
    I hope your efforts paid off and you got a top grade for your assignment!
    Connie
    http://www.sassy.mom

    1. Thank you so much, I’m so glad it made you laugh! I did, I got a first! 😀 x

  15. This is like the summary of pride and prejudice and kids nowadays may need you post as “extra notes” to learn about the novel.
    Thank you for sharing! Really cracked me up 😂😂

    1. Hahaha thank you so much, glad it made you laugh! 😀

  16. This is a great read. And really interesting project to bring Pride and Prejudice into the digital age. Loved reading it!

    – Anjali
    https://www.laughingmirror.com/

    1. Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it x

  17. This is amazing! Sending to all my bookish friends!

    1. Thank you! That means the world!

  18. This is hilarious!

    1. Thank you!

  19. this is brilliant :’)

    1. Thank you

  20. This cracked me up! What a great idea as well!! Well done you!

    1. Haha glad you enjoyed it, thank you! x

  21. This was genius. I think tinder missed out by banning you 😂😂 creative and hilarious, 2 great things together 😂 Amazing!! xx

    1. Thank you so much, I’m trying to make them see this 😉 Let’s hope they forgive me haha! xx

      1. You’re welcome!! I hope they see it too 😂 they should 😂 xx

  22. OMG this is soooo funny!

    1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed! x

  23. Oh my god I LOVED this! It’s so funny and as a Pride & Prejudice lover it was just fantastic. I can’t wait to read more of your content. Char // https://lunarchar.com/ xx

    1. So glad you enjoyed it, thank you! xx

  24. Hilarious! Oh my gosh. Probably the best use of Tinder ever.

    1. Haha thank you, glad you approve! 😉

  25. This must have been the most exciting assignment ever! Well done it is fantastic, thoroughly deserving of a first, You have given me so many laughs this morning and it has been one of the best posts I have read in a while. Thank you for sharing
    Kate x
    http://www.katesbeautyhome.blog

    1. It honestly was! Thank you so much, glad I made you laugh as well! 😀 x

  26. haha this is amazing and so creative! I’m sure this is going to do great! x

    G

    https://www.teawithgi.com

    1. Thank you, it is proving quite popular! 😀 x

  27. Batmom85 says:

    This is the nicest post I’ve ever read😂😂😂😂

    1. Haha thank you!

  28. This is amazing! What a fun uni assignment as well! So clever, funny and creative 🙂 x

    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed! xx

  29. Batmom85 says:

    funniest! I meant funniest! And you’re teacher is pretty cool for that assignment

    1. Hahahaha I thought you may have! 😀 I know, best teacher ever!

  30. Okay, this was pretty darn funny. But hey, at least you got the assignment done and rocked it as well!

    1. Thank you! 😀 It was so much fun!

  31. This was just what I need to read 😀 Such an amazing assignment, and I love how the characters interacted with each other! Love, love, love this so much!

    1. Thank you so so much, glad you enjoyed it! 😀

  32. Joannda | A Zest For Travel says:

    Oh wow!!! This is just awesome!!! Totally not what I expected but so much better! Love it!! 👏🤣

    1. Haha, thank you! Glad you enjoyed it! 😀

  33. Merica Ann says:

    I have never seen or read P&P, however, that didn’t keep me from crying laughing. This is my new favorite thing on the internet!

    1. That means the world, so glad you enjoyed it! 😀

  34. Omg… I absolutely LOVE this! Of all the reasons to get banned from Tinder this is absolutely hilarious!

    Jas xx

    1. Haha thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it! 😀 It’s a pretty funny reason, isn’t it? x

  35. Oh my gosh this is hilarious!! Such a good idea and so witty too! I wish you had allowed people to message you and for tinder to have been just a tad more light hearted about the situation 😂

    Ellie
    http://www.headintheclouds.me.uk

    1. Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed! I know, I would have if I’d known they’d ban me for just making the profiles! x

  36. This is so funny, there are so many people who need to be banned from Tinder but they had to get mad about this? 😂

    1. I know! Bizarre, isn’t it? Nevermind, gave me a good story to tell! Glad you enjoyed! 😀

  37. I wish I knew the Pride and Prejudice story as it seems like this is super entertaining! It’s SUCH a brilliant idea for an assignment, it shows so much creativity and fun and despite the violations it sounds like you got a lot of enjoyment out of doing it!
    Alice Xx

    1. Ah you should read it or watch the film, it’s so good! Glad you enjoyed it regardless! 😀 Thank you so much, it was the best assignment! xx

  38. This is awesome! Love that you did this! Girl after my own heart! 😘

    1. Thank you! 😀 Glad you enjoyed it! x

  39. This is soo funny. I love your creativity. Lol😀👌🏾

    1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed!

  40. Loved this so much!!!

    1. Thank you!

  41. Omg Imogen this is hilarious! What a cool assignment!

    Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

    Nati x | http://www.naticreates.com | @naticreates

    1. Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed! It was pretty awesome I won’t lie haha! x

  42. I’m an old married guy, so I’ve never needed Tinder, and I’ve never read “Pride and Prejudice.” That said, this is clever, and really funny!

    1. Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it regardless!

  43. Love P&P, this is perfect! (Much better than the reason I got banned 😂)

    1. Thank you! 😀 Haha, oops, what did you do?

  44. Clever way to bring a classic into the digital age x

    1. Thank you! x

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