Trying to snap that perfect selfie for your online dating profile? There’s a growing group bucking that trend by exposing their true selves on Tinder.
Those self-mocking against perfectly posed pictures are using hashtag #OnTinderAtTinder, to expose the discrepancy between their Tinder pictures and everyday shots.
When Kaylum Sharp from Manchester, U.K. mistakenly sent a photo of himself in bed with his glasses on to another Tinder user, he decided to reveal what he really looks like, unfiltered to the rest of the world.
“I was so amused at my own reflection I was compelled to share the real me on my Facebook and Twitter,” he said. A move, which landed him a Tinder date.
A survey by OnePoll, a marketing research company, suggests it takes five attempts to style a selfie we are happy to share on social media.
Of course, there is a more serious point to the campaign started by somecards, a humour site: beauty pressure contributes to self-esteem and mental health issues.