As if online dating wasn't already hard enough, a gang of online pranksters is here to make it completely humiliating. The classy ladies and gents of 4chan (as well as Reddit's 4chan forum) are tricking single men into forming an involuntary flashmob

As a warning to any New York-based dudes with online-dating profiles, here's how the ruse is going down:

4chan Forever Alone Involuntary Flashmob.

To get an idea of what this will look like, here's a still from the Times Square camera in question:

4chan involuntary flashmob camera at Times Square.

While the stunt is, admittedly, a bit funny in that Ghost World kind of way, we have to point out that it's not very original — as longtime Nerve readers know, some pioneering girl on OkCupid already pulled the same prank at a Brooklyn bar. Unless, of course, that was also a 4chan stunt.

Commentarium (3 Comments)

Mar 27 11 - 3:44pm
Mel Gibson

Total rip-off of the OkCupid girl, first thing I thought when I read the title. First one was funny, now it's just mean...although I'll probably watch the webcam.

Mar 27 11 - 10:43pm

46th and broadway is basically times square. and 7:30 on a friday night? no one will notice.