Seems like the internet is done making fun of Netflix viewers who invite you over to chill, and the new target is Tinder’s best-face-forward profile pics versus Tinder users in real life.
With Valetine’s Day on the horizon, lonely hearts will probably start flooding Tinder looking for a date.
Tinder profiles are all about selling your dating eligibility to a prospective partner, all within the speck of time it takes to swipe.
Of course, a personally curated profile will only give you a glimpse of a person’s best side. The photos and aspects of their personality they want you to see in order to deem them attractive. This practice of profile preening can lead to real-life dates where a Tinder-ella turns out to be a Tinder-hella-no.
Armed with this knowledge, Someecards twice put out a call to Tinder users last week, asking them to share their carefully selected profile pic plus a selfie of what they actually look like when browsing the dating app.
How I look on Tinder vs. How I look at Tinder #OnTinderAtTinder pic.twitter.com/0YWvguZcSh
— Aimée Lutkin (@alutkin) January 19, 2016
#ontinderattinder @someecards pic.twitter.com/GAzFT0G1aU
— Un-SexMachine (@ViolaPayasos) January 26, 2016
Tinder vs real life ? #ontinderattinder pic.twitter.com/gKFZ9rROOA
— Ilaina (@ilainabananas) January 23, 2016
My #OnTinderAtTinder or The night of a Tinder date vs The morning after a Tinder date pic.twitter.com/uo4jDLzmnO
— L'ol Grigor (@LaurenGrigor) January 21, 2016
The response resulted in the #OnTinderAtTinder hashtag, comparing Tinder users on their profile versus more candid shots.
— Amara Howe (@amarahowe) January 25, 2016
Reality check #ontinderattinder ?☝⛔? pic.twitter.com/IJYeu8Ijlg
— John Antoniou (@Toughguy1) January 24, 2016
I'm more interesting when I'm not on Tinder. #OnTinderAtTinder pic.twitter.com/erJNKu8wiZ
— Imogen Bird (@ImmyBird) January 23, 2016
How I look on Tinder vs. How I look at Tinder #OnTinderAtTinder pic.twitter.com/l6Gb66yTjZ
— tillzy (@tillzy) January 20, 2016
Mind if I smoke? #OnTinderAtTinder pic.twitter.com/zFBcM2rx16
— Cate Weinberg (@CateWeinberg) January 20, 2016
Turns out, lots of Tinder users browse in bed.
How I look on Tinder Vs. How I look when I'm swiping on Tinder ?#OnTinderAtTinder #SingleTillIm90 pic.twitter.com/qKHlYDAVGh
— Kaylum Sharp (@KaylumSharp) January 26, 2016
— Donna (@DeeBlissful) January 24, 2016
And there’s a key difference between Catwoman and a cat woman.
Dream vs. reality. #OnTinderAtTinder pic.twitter.com/7hBAe2NEfT
— Remy Kassimir (@TheWeeeOne) January 19, 2016
My cat decides who to swipe right on. ? #OnTinderAtTinder pic.twitter.com/PNQ2k5D0IQ
— Sharron Paul (@Sharronica) January 19, 2016
Catwoman vs Cat Woman #OnTinderAtTinder pic.twitter.com/O6VbZFWtAF
— Jackie Jax (@JaxGotJokes) January 21, 2016
And then there’s this classic danger of online dating.
I don't. #OnTinderatTinder pic.twitter.com/Pg7Uw9FIUs
— Ana Breton (@missbreton) January 19, 2016
Like all good trends, Someecards’ suggested share quickly declined into parody.
— Kris Greenaway (@kris_g1986) January 24, 2016
how I look on tinder vs. how I look at tinder. #OnTinderAtTinder pic.twitter.com/FZyHVW0k2A
— Bez (@Bez) January 19, 2016
— Ahmed Siddiqi (@ahmedsiddiqi17) January 23, 2016
— Iain Sutherland (@Dr_Domino) January 26, 2016
Some familiar faces appeared.
— Sally Orila (@katturner16) January 26, 2016
#OnTinderAtTinder #StarWars #Yoda pic.twitter.com/Q1RqA2WyJf
— Captain Ikarus (@Captain_Ikarus) January 25, 2016
— Sam Delaney (@DelaneyMan) January 26, 2016
— Pete Mutino (@prisonpete) January 23, 2016
How I look on tinder vs how I look at tinder @someecards #ontinderattinder pic.twitter.com/PY8mG7ONnO
— Whacktose Intolerant (@Millyisabunai) January 20, 2016
— Political Football (@politicalfutbal) January 26, 2016
— Philly Byrne (@PhilipNByrne) January 26, 2016
Some even spotted a prime marketing opportunity.
— Florida Gators (@FloridaGators) January 22, 2016
— Ryan McGee (@TVMcGee) January 22, 2016
And, as of yesterday, Fox News took it mainstream on Red Eye, a daily chat show.
People admit their Tinder photos are misleading #OnTinderAtTinder #redeye @sammorril @tomshillue https://t.co/dWrjRUyhnG
— Red Eye on Fox News (@RedEyeFNC) January 26, 2016
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