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The sneaky Tinder tip to trick people into thinking you’re wealthy

Published 14/10/2015 | 14:29

Kevin Routson (27) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment. Image: Imgur : keventure
Kevin Routson (27) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment. Image: Imgur : keventure
Kevin Routson (27) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment. Image: Imgur : keventure
Kevin Routson (pictured) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment. Image: Imgur : keventure
Kevin Routson (27) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment.
Kevin Routson (27) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment. Image: Imgur : keventure Image: Imgur : keventure

They say pictures speak a thousand words and when it comes to Tinder that is certainly the case particularly for three of the app’s users in Salt Lake City.

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Kevin Routson (27) and his friends weren’t convinced that photographs of their real apartment gave the desired impression on potential dates and so rustled up an ingenious plan to trick people into thinking their home was the epitome of class.

Hoping that potential love interests would be impressed by the minimalist style of the Ikea showrooms, the boys posed throughout their local store in pictures which were then uploaded to the dating app.

Kevin, who does not have a Tinder profile himself,  believes that other users are more interested in his friends after uploading the photos in which they were captured lounging in the sitting room, drawing in a home office and pulling bowls out of a cupboard in a flashy kitchen.

“It's all about catching their attention,” Kevin told to KSL.com.

“They were just doing these poses and just acting like idiots in IKEA and we snapped some photos and they just turned out to be great.

Kevin Routson (pictured) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment.
Kevin Routson (pictured) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment.
Kevin Routson (27) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment.
Kevin Routson (27) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment.
Kevin Routson (27) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment.
Kevin Routson (27) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment.

“The lighting in there is just perfect for photos,” he said.

Despite their efforts, the innovative group were caught out by the odd price tag littered throughout their snaps.

Kevin Routson (27) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment.
Kevin Routson (27) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment.
Kevin Routson (27) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment.
Kevin Routson (27) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment.
Kevin Routson (pictured) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment.
Kevin Routson (27) and his friends posed in Ikea showrooms to trick Tinder users into believing they had a cool apartment.

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