The hacker deployed female dummy profiles in the scam.
A California-based programmer tweaked Tinder’s API to create dummy profiles of females, in efforts to trick heterosexual men to flirt with each other.
The programme created by the hacker was able to identify when two men showed interest in the dummy profile and made them talk to each other through the dummy profile.
Both parties were tricked to believe that they were chatting with the dummy female profile, with the programmer then collecting the messages which displayed anger, confusion, and humour when the real identities were exposed.
According to the programmer, the experiment made matches within minutes and hit around 40 conversations within the first 12 hours of activation.
The Verge cited the programmer, pseudo named Patrick, as saying: "They ignore all the signs; they ignore all the weird things.
"When someone is so quick to meet up without any detail or know anything about the person at all — maybe it’s deserved."
According to the programmer, the experiment displays the weakness of Tinder’s API.
The dating app has been vulnerable to hacks, as previously a flaw was discovered in the app which reveal users’ locations to within 100 feet, and some experts also tweaked the system to automatically give ‘mass-likes’ to every girl they came across.