Ok, seriously, its time to swipe left on big game in dating profile pics.
Posing with tigers and lions and other massive creatures has become a tired trope in the world of dating apps. While the practice has long been controversial, Tinder has just taken the step of asking their users to stop posting pics of themselves tigers.
This move comes in response to a letter to Tinder from PETA in which they explain that the large animals in these pictures are often abused or sedated. They suggested that the app ban them in honor of International Tiger Day on July 29
While the company has not straight up banned them, they have asked users to take down their tiger photos. Theyve also pledged to donate $10,000 to Project Cat.
In addition to being terrible for the tigers, there not great for the people in them either. There is always a chance the tiger could swipe your face right off. But theres also another huge drawback to these big cat profile pics: they dont work.
At this point, they read as cliche, and data suggests they dont make you look more attractive to potential matches. So, better to opt for something more successful, like you engaging in some kind of sport. If you simply must include a furry friend, make it a dog or cat who’s a willing participant in the cuddle.
That way none of the planet’s most majestic creatures will be harmed in the making of your profile pic, you wont get mauled by a massive beast, and youll be more likely to get a date its a classic win-win.