A man told dating site bot that he was barbecuing a cat, and the exchange goes completely off the rails.
If you’ve ever used an online dating site or app (and chances are, you have) then you’ve likely come across your fair share of bots. They’re usually pretty easy to spot even without exchanging a single word with them: a name with a bunch of numbers at the end and a stock photo of a model is pretty much a dead give away.
Of course, as soon as they start talking it gets even more obvious; pre-scripted messages that are triggered by user input and don’t change no matter what the user says. What could be more compelling?
The whole idea with dating site bots is to convince a lonely man (or more rarely, woman) to log into a pay-per-view adult entertainment website. Why this needs to be accomplished by the transparent illusion of a woman chatting you up is beyond our comprehension, but it must work otherwise why would these bots even exist?
As flimsy as the interaction with these bots can be, it can lead to some pretty hilarious conversations. For example, Colin is a married car enthusiast who gets “spammed by these bots all the time,” and has turned his interactions with these digital women into a bit of a game.
“Instead of just getting annoyed by the time waster that they are, I started using it as an opportunity to have a little bit of fun,” Colin tells Bored Panda.
Fun, in this case, meant trying to convince his latest bot that he couldn’t go into a naked chat room because he was too busy “BBQing a cat.”
He continually interrupts the bot’s thinly veiled attempts at conversation with cat BBQ-related emergencies. The bot never reacts at all (as bots are want to do) to any of Colin’s comments.
Finally, “she” goes in for the big sell of trying to get Colin to watch her on cam. Once again, Colin interrupts, but this time with an actual picture of a cat on a BBQ.
Colin politely refuses the bot (still a classy guy, even when speaking to silicon) and admits that it can take hours to butcher a cat. We wouldn’t know, but it sounds plausible.