Mollie Hawkins
February 03, 2015 9:40 am

Have you ever used your online dating profile as a way to flex your vast pop culture knowledge and fave references? Well, you’re not alone. I, for one, have been known to answer those cryptic “what can’t you live without” type questions with Twin Peaks quotes, whatever. Well today we’re here to talk about a new trend in the online dating world that goes beyond name-dropping your #1 David Lynch quotes. That trend is Harry Potter. I’ll explain.

A few brainy Internet minds have been seeing what happens when they responded to Tinder messages with quotes from Harry Potter. And why not? We all know that Harry Potter has taught us a lot about life, and most people of our generation could spot a good Harry Potter reference from across a Quidditch field. Well, the Tindr + HP results are pretty stunning, you guys. A surprising amount of people are totally confused, and then a few even but play along. I now think “plays along with Harry Potter references” should go on any “must” list for potential suitors.

From summoning phone numbers, to comparing guys to giant squids, to having their orbs interpreted — the Harry Potter-infused Tinder messages can get pretty interesting. Here are a few of the best.

You’re a good sport, Sam!

And this one is almost too good to be true, but we’re curious about what happened after the socks:

As we know with the sometimes tragic world of Harry Potter, not everything goes the way we might want. Here, a lady named Rena shuts down a guy with this epic burn:

And for even more magical fun, the folks over at Mashable created Tinder profiles for our favorite HP characters; but the real question is, will you swipe your wand left or right? The decision is yours!

Harry gets right down to it:


Dumbledore is a little sassier than we might want him to be:

Hermione instantly wins our hearts, duh:

And if you’re feeling like flirting with serious danger:

The verdict: If you ever want to really test to see if you’re a match with someone online throw a Harry Potter reference their way. If it goes anything like that Rena convo, they might be worth an IRL meeting. Oh, and Harry Potter characters on Tinder are totally bizarre, but if J.K. Rowling ever wants to go into the matchmaking bizness we’re super down.

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