CINCINNATI -- Everybody knows you're bound to get some unsavory interactions on dating apps like Tinder, but 4-foot-2-inch Laura Cooper has fine-tuned her craft of biting clapbacks.
This Pleasant Ridge native and Walnut Hills High School alumna joined Tinder last spring as a "social experiment" to see what kind of responses a little person could garner on dating apps. Absolutely, nobody seems to be holding back.
Cooper documents them in an incredibly not-safe-for-work Instagram account called "Laura vs. Tinder."
"They don't say the terrible things right off the bat ... It usually takes them a few back-and-forths, and then they’ll tell me they have a fantasy about me," Cooper told Upworthy.
Cooper told Upworthy she's matched with approximately 3,000 people in Cincinnati because she swipes right to match everybody the app suggests to her. Once a hopeful suitor shoots an untoward message her way, she strikes back with wickedly sarcastic retorts that have gotten her blocked from Tinder.
"I've been under review like six times," she told Upworthy. "I log in, and I see that (red) screen, and I’m like, 'Aw, come on!'"
Despite the outrageous onslaught of crass proposals, Cooper said she has gotten a few legitimate dates out of her experiment.
"I would caution people from treating other people like inanimate objects. I’m kind of me first and my disability second," Cooper said, "so it’s weird when my disability is all that people see. I think people need to remember that it’s a human on the other side."