Ah, love. The need for it drives us all. When we get lucky with it, it’s all we could ever wish for. And when we don’t, it can shatter the world as you know it in a heartbeat. And one woman, got seriously unlucky with love.

A 44-year-old woman from Yorkshire, England, matched with a man on Tinder back in 2015. And if one of us Bollywood-lovers had been around, we would’ve been a lot more suspicious of him than Anna Rowe was. Why, you ask? Well, for starters, the man’s Tinder (and Whatsapp) display picture was one of actor Saif Ali Khan.

Operating under the alias Antony Ray, the man claimed he lived in London, had been divorced for a while. He said he worked in aviation and had to travel abroad multiple times a month, which explained his periodic absence at times.

The truth, however, was that he was a married man and a father who used a separate mobile phone for his extra-marital pursuits and the Bollywood star’s photograph on his affair-oriented social media profiles because he looked adequately similar to him.

Yep, a black and white version of this adorable Kal Ho Na Ho picture helped the scumbag continue lying to his wife and kids without being caught.

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Anna dated the man for an entirety of 14 months after matching on Tinder. They exchanged several deeply romantic texts and phone calls and eventually, he visited her quite often. In fact, she was convinced that the relationship was headed towards matrimony.

Over time, Rowe grew suspicious of his sporadic visits and hired a private investigator, only to make the sinister discovery that she had been treacherously lied to this whole time. But tragically, the Kent Police Department has confirmed that no legal action could be taken against the fraudster.

“If this man had ‘asked’ me for money, he would have committed a criminal offence under the fraud act. If he had used his fake profile to cause distress by “trolling” me or posting an intimate picture he would have committed a criminal offence under the communications act. But creating a profile to lure me into a fake relationship is not deemed a crime and it should be. What he did has almost destroyed me.”

Anna, a teaching assistant in Kent, is now pushing a plea for making impersonation and misrepresentation on social media a punishable offence so that no more people fall victim to such lowly deception.

“Playing with people’s emotions is a dark path. And who’s to say that losing £10,000 is worse than the damage that this causes. This is not a revenge story; I actually feel sorry for him. But it isn’t just him that does this. The legislation is not keeping up with the speed of technology.”

Here’s hoping the judicial system comes through for Anna and the countless men and women that have suffered a broken heart at the hands of liars that hide behind internet anonymity.