Calling all Claudias
Hi, Claudia here. But not the Claudia this boy was looking for.
A guy at Missouri State University was casually swiping through Tinder when he made a terrible mistake. Instead of swiping right and therefore indicating he was interested in a girl named Claudia, he accidentally swiped left, rejecting her profile. Easy mistake. We’ve all done it.
But what we all haven’t done is send an email to every single girl at our university with the same first name in search of the one we saw on Tinder. Which is what he did.
In an email sent out to over 40 women named Claudia, Hayden Moll wrote:
“Hello all Claudias of Missouri State (I think.. I might have missed some and if so help me out)
First off, my name is Hayden, and I made a rookie mistake on Tinder. I accidentally swiped left on a Claudia’s profile (left is bad) and I really wanted to swipe right. If Tinder provided last names this would be much easier but it doesn’t, so I have to describe the profile to you.
I swiped left on a girl with the name Claudia. The age next to her name was 20, but in her bio it said she was actually 18 and she didn’t know how to change it. The pictures she provided had some with her friends and her mom in them. In her bio, she said some of her friends were single and if anyone liked them better that’s fine but they couldn’t have her mom (had me dead btw).
So, like I said, I meant to swipe right but that didn’t happen. My Instagram is hayden.moll if you want to look me up. I’m just asking, if this is your profile that I described, please message me back with ‘right’ or ‘left’ just so I know if you’re interested or not. If you choose ‘right’ we could totally get some donuts or something but if you choose ‘left’ that’s cool too. No worries! If it’s none of you Claudias, and you know even more Claudias, spread the word please. It would be much appreciated!
Everyone enjoy your day!
Honestly, having grown up as a Claudia, I’m astounded that there were so many Claudias on this campus. And thankfully for Hayden, the girl wasn’t named Danielle or Abbie or something.
The girl he was searching for was Claudia Alley, who shared the email on Twitter:
THIS GUY LITERALLY EMAILED EVERY CLAUDIA AT MISSOURI STATE TO FIND ME ON TINDER pic.twitter.com/x8tQuYmj8Q— Claud (@claudiaaIIey) January 20, 2018
It’s me. I win. https://t.co/9ObahYD9FT— Claud (@claudiaaIIey) January 20, 2018
Claudia’s tweet went viral, earning over 19,000 retweets and 120,000 likes. Whether the email is endearing or just a little bit creepy, the people of Twitter thought it was hilarious.
“I can’t wait for Disney to make a movie about this!!!” tweeted @TheSchwak.
Twitter user @TFeyVV posted, “It’s been four hours and I’m stressing out by the fact that I don’t know if she swiped left or right.” And then, hours later, “It been 19 hours and I still have no idea what happened. Do they not realize I’m a human with feelings too?”
@John_Bergundy tweeted, “Donut let this one get away.”
Word is still out on whether or not this 21st-century romance has a happy ending for Hayden. But, for a day, the Claudias of Missouri were all brought together for a moment of hilarity.