Early last year a UK Twitter user named Ellie shared a set of screenshots from Tinder showing the profile of a man named Rizal, shaming him for his choice of profile images.
Rizal had created a little slideshow to swipe through, listing everything from his university grades to the meals he can cook in the hopes of winning a girl over.
It even had adorable references, including one from his mum, calling him “one of [her] favourite children.”
“Why do people do this s—t,” Ellie had captioned the photos, “So f—kin lame.”
Twitter users quickly clapped back at the Brighton girl, slamming her for judging someone she’d never met for simply trying to make his profile unique.
“You must be f—king miserable,” one user wrote bluntly.
“He’s putting his personality out there because he has one,” another tweeted.
“Good on him and I hope he finds what he’s looking for.”
But things really fired up when Rizal himself discovered the tweets just a few days ago, jokingly responding to the original tweet answering Ellie’s question of why people make slideshow profiles.
“Cos I’m ugly,” Rizal quipped.
He followed the tweet up with a gorgeous video of him thanking people for sticking up for him – in a very cute English accent we may add.
“For everyone who’s backed me in the comments thank you, you didn’t have to do that,” he said.
Rizal went on to explain that he never expected his Tinder profile of all things would go viral, but the support has been great.
“That profile’s a bit old and a lot has changed since then, but Valentine’s day is in a few weeks so hopefully something good can come out of this.”
“If I can get a valentine this year that would be really nice,” he smiled.
Twitter users were totally enamoured with the sweet young man, hundreds rushing to hype him up and remind him that one girl’s opinion didn’t mean anything.
“You’re a king,” one user wrote “[You] don’t deserve a coward like her.”
“Hope you find that girl of your dreams but while you’re at it, don’t forget there is more to life than that,” they added.
“This is so cute I’d swipe right,” another girl said.
Others added that they loved slideshow profiles like Rizal’s, calling them unique and hilarious.
“They’re always so entertaining and shows how creative the person is,” one tweeted, “What’s not to love?”
In fact Ellie seems to have a habit of shaming the Tinder power point trend, posting the profiles of several men to her Twitter account to poke fun at them.
“Love it when people do this shit on tinder it’s so cool and original,” she sarcastically captioned screenshots of a profile belonging to a man named Tom.
In a reply to her original tweet about Rizal she branded the slideshow trend “lame”.
“Sorry, but slideshows on tinder are lame, especially when there’s 20 other guys doing it as well, u can’t change my mind.”
Clearly Ellie doesn’t realise what she’s missing out on, especially with Rizal.