Happy Pride 2017, everyone!

Pride is such a magical time of year, and not just because it’s a fantastic celebration of love, acceptance, and social justice. In terms of creativity and self-expression, it’s easily the equal of Hallowe’en. For horror fans, this year’s Pride celebration has an added bonus – the (much deserved) recognition of The Babadook as a beloved gay icon!

With The Babadook’s fame spreading outside of the horror community and into the mainstream, I started to wonder – how beloved IS The Babadook now?

More specifically, how would The Babadook fare on, say, Tinder?

There is only one way to find out! So, I set up a profile.

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I decided to cast a wide net – in my hands, The Babadook was open to friendships, not just hook-ups, so I swiped right on everyone I could and then sat back and waited for the responses to stream in.

And waited.

And then waited some more.

Just when I was starting to get discouraged, the dam broke. I started getting matches left and right!

 

 

Apparently, people really are into dapper ghouls and German expressionism.

Some people asked some personal questions.

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Some people weren’t really looking for The Babadook’s particular brand of charm.

 

 

Some people seemed just a little too prepared for hypotheticals.

 

 

My favourite conversation got a little combative, which actually seems perfect for The Babadook. I think he might be The One!

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Love is in the air! Enjoy Pride weekend!