If you thought the numbers on Tinder were good, imagine having a thousand people rocking up at your door demanding to get laid?
Thats exactly what happened to a West Harlem Resident, Mathew Herrick, who is now suing Grindr, a popular dating app for gay and bisexual men, alleging that 1100 men have shown up at his home and place of work ready for intercourse.
His complaint, filed on Wednesday by the New York man’s attorneys (Goldberg and Tor Ekeland) alleges that up to 20 men a day showed up at the man’s residence and work “aggressively demanding sex”. The suspect in the matter is an ex boyfriend of the man, who allegedly created dozens of fake accounts using the man’s identity.
“My entire life has been stolen from me. My privacy has been taken from me. I’m humiliated daily,” Herrick said in an interview with Wired magazine. “It’s a living hell.”
Besides the issue that he did not himself open the accounts, many of the accounts spread fake information such as that he was HIV positive. Herrick has told reporters that the spread of the accounts and misinformation have been an assault on his privacy and essentially wrecked his life.
Grindr could not immediately be reached for comment.