#OnTinderAtTinder is the internet’s new favourite joke

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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.

The response resulted in the #OnTinderAtTinder hashtag, comparing Tinder users on their profile versus more candid shots.

Turns out, lots of Tinder users browse in bed.

And there’s a key difference between Catwoman and a cat woman.

And then there’s this classic danger of online dating.

Like all good trends, Someecards’ suggested share quickly declined into parody.

Some familiar faces appeared.

Some even spotted a prime marketing opportunity.

And, as of yesterday, Fox News took it mainstream on Red Eye, a daily chat show.

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Selfie image via Shutterstock

Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com

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