When people share photos of themselves with potential suitors online, it’s only normal for them to select the most flattering shots.
But some daring men and woman have this week taken to social media to demonstrate the difference between the images they use on their Tinder profiles to how they look in real life when swiping away on the mobile dating app.
Website Someecards asked people to share the contrasting snaps with the hashtag OnTinderAtTinder – short for ‘how I look on Tinder vs how I look at Tinder’ – and many took up the challenge, with amusingly refreshing results.
Twitter user Remy Kassimir shared a glamorous photo of herself with coloured dip-dyed hair and wearing a fur-look jacket, alongside her ‘reality’ shot of her lying on the bed with cuddles from her cat
Aimee Lutkin struck a seductive pose in her Tinder profile but her ‘real life’ shot wasn’t quite as flawless
This woman shared a smiling photo of herself in a colourful print dress, alongside a picture of her staring at her phone in one hand with a coffee in the other as she browsed the dating app
While users of the popular dating app shared glamorous shots with immaculately-styled hair and make-up, most of their ‘real-life’ shots were not quite as flawless.
Remy Kassimir posted a stunning photo of herself with long, multi-coloured locks alongside a photo of her lying on bed with cat draped over her face.
Similarly, writer Aimee Lutkin shared a seductive shot of her wearing a red dress with luscious curled locks alongside a bare-faced selfie with her head resting on a pillow.
She said the hashtag ‘was a joke and is about how exhausting online dating.’
Twitter user Kristin Seltman shared a photo of her wearing a hat as her dating profile picture, alongside her reality of browsing potential suitors with her bichon frise dog asleep above her head
Orli Matlow tweeted her smiley profile picture alongside a ‘reality’ shot of her grimacing and wearing a woolly hat – presumably she wasn’t impressed by anyone on Tinder that day
Twitter user Jackie Jax posted an amusing photo of a ‘Catwoman’ dating profile picture alongside several photos of her cuddled up to moggies
Indeed, animals proved to be a clear theme in many of the posts.
Kristin Seltman shared a photo of her wearing a hat as her dating profile picture, alongside her reality of browsing potential suitors with her bichon frise dog asleep resting on her head.
Meanwhile, another Twitter user calling herself Jackie Jax posted an amusing composite of Catwoman as her dating picture, alongside several images of her cuddled up to cats.
Men also got in on the action as well, with John Antoniou posting a funny photo of him with wonky glasses alongside a suave snap of him in a suit
Others took the opportunity to make more unusual comparisons, with Cate Weinberg posting a photo of herself apparently smoking a cigar next to an elderly woman striking a similar pose
An account named FloridaGators posted a photo of a girl dressed as a crocodile mascot in the actual dating profile picture, alongside an alligator resting in some shrubbery
Men also got in on the action as well, with John Antoniou posting a funny snap of himself with wonky glasses and a puzzled expression, alongside a suave snap of him in a suit.
Others took the opportunity to compare their profile pictures to make more unusual comparisons, with Cate Weinberg posting a photo of herself apparently smoking a cigar next to an elderly woman striking a very similar pose.
And, from an account named FloridaGators, a girl called Alberta, who was dressed as a crocodile mascot in her actual dating profile picture, posted the photo alongside an alligator resting in some shrubbery.
Whatever the comparisons, the steady stream of photos demonstrated that not everyone takes themselves too seriously when it comes to the online dating game.
Another user took the opportunity to compare Muppets character Miss Piggy to what appears to be a character resembling Mr Blobby instead