Navigating the murky waters of online dating is already humiliating enough for some, add on a hot robot and a marketing stunt and it’ll be enough to scar you for life. Some Tinder users attending South By South West (SXSW) this weekend found themselves chatting up and literally falling for a gorgeous broad named Ava, who, I guess, seemed normal enough—until users were directed to her Instagram where they found out she was a robot. Specifically, the robot starring in Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, which premiered at SXSW over the weekend. In retrospect, Ava asking questions like: “What makes you human?” should’ve been a red flag, but the lonely hours of the night can make a believer out of anyone, no?  Read on for one poor schmuck's convo with Ava:

 

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[via The Dissolve]

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