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03/18/2014 09:21 am ET Updated Mar 18, 2014

12 Ways You're Failing At Tinder

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There is no right way to do Tinder. But there are definitely a handful of very wrong ways to do it. Let's break down some of the most common Tinder-related problems, comparing how you see yourself against how the world sees you. Sorry, guys.

1. A Photo Of You With Celebrities

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What you think it says about you:

I hang out with celebrities, and they think I’m awesome.

What it actually says about you:

I was once randomly at the same restaurant as a celebrity.

2. Zero Profile Information

What you think it says about you:

I'm too busy and important to take this Tinder thing seriously.

What it actually says about you:

I'm so boring that I am incapable of writing a sentence or two about myself.

3. Photos So Blurry Or So Dark That You Can Barely Be Seen

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What you think it says about you:

I’m a man of mystery.

What it actually says about you:

I do not know how to use my iPhone's camera function.

4. Quotes By Winston Churchill Or Another Dead White Guy

What you think it says about you:

I know I went to Penn State but I could have gone to Harvard.

What it actually says about you:

I haven't read an entire book since high school.

5. A Headless Profile Photo

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What you think it says about you:

I want you to like me for my artistic photographs.

What it actually says about you:

I have no head.

6. A Promise Of Not Being A Rapist

What you think it says about you:

I’m a thoughtful guy who understands that modern women have practical concerns when it comes to online dating.

What it actually says about you:

I'm the idiot that just made light of rape on my dating profile.

7. A Photo Of You With A Bunch Of Girls

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What you think it says about you:

I've touched a lot of women at one time or another.

What it actually says about you:

One time I touched a lot of women.

8. A Profile Photo That's A Professional Headshot

What you think it says about you:

I am an actor.

What it actually says about you:

I am a waiter.

9. Photos Of You With A Bunch Of Guys

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What you think it says about you:

I have a lot of friends.

What it actually says about you:

I have a lot of friends who are more attractive than me, and I'm hoping you'll mistake me for one of them.

10. A Photo Of You With Your Shirt Off

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What you think it says about you:

I work out a lot and take my body seriously.

What it actually says about you:

I will never be this in shape again.

11. A Photo Of You Posing With A Baby Or Small Child

What you think it says about you:

I am good with kids.

What it actually says about you:

I have a kid.

12. A Photo Of You With Your Dog

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What you think it says about you:

I have a really cute dog and that is enough reason to date me.

What it actually says about you:

I have a really cute dog.

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