” Obviously, I couldn’t just send them back a sexy message, because they would love that. ” So I just started doodling how I would imagine them naked … It was the most immature thing I could think of, because their pickup lines are the most juvenile, basic things, but also still oddly offensive. It can be a wonderful thing..a place for some men to be completely disgusting, thinking they can get away with it because they're hiding behind a screen. Every time a man brought up what he wanted to do to Anna Gensler's breasts (or butt..face...), she whipped up a not-so-generous doodle of the guy based on his profile photo and sent it on over.Since then, the service has seen roughly 2,200 sign-ups from daters intrigued by Mesh’s radically proactive technology, which lets users screen out messages that contain everything from f-bombs and sex terms to bad grammar.
In retaliation, she began drawing nude portraits of these online creeps, posting the results to Instagram next to their offensive messages, and then sending the final product back to the perpetrators for review.“It just so happens when you solve women’s problems online, the experience gets better for everyone.” Snyder, like many of his contemporaries, doesn’t have much data to back that up — yet.His dating site, which he envisions as a kind of anti-Tinder, just launched in open beta a few weeks ago.She acknowledges that these types of messages come from a relatively small number of users. But if you’ve spoken to your single girlfriends lately or you’re exploring the online dating scene yourself, there are some guys who just don’t quite get it.I talked to Gensler, 23, about the process of turning harassment into art, the psychology behind pickup lines like “your boobs are even nicer than my mom’s,” and why all the men in her portraits are so poorly endowed.Anna Gensler: I feel like this gets me in trouble a lot, but when someone does something I think is rude, I always want to give them a taste of their own medicine.I’m an artist, and I try to use art as my weapon, even though that sounds so lame.So I thought, “What is something I can do to make me feel the way that they’re making me feel?Watch the video above for their thoughts and Kahnweiler's take.When Anna Gensler downloaded Tinder six months ago, the mobile dating app quickly matched her with a selection of her city’s most eligible bachelors. “Bet your tight,” Andrew, 19, messaged right off the bat.