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How Not To Advertise …
August 19, 2015, 6:15 am
Filed under: Brand Suicide, Crap Marketing Ideas From History!, Sex, Tinder

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Tinder experiment I’ve been doing over the past year.

Anyway, on a recent trip to Hong Kong, I thought I’d see if I could connect to anyone willing to talk to me about their experiences, when I came across possibly the worst Tinder photo I’ve seen. Not in terms of ugliness [and I’ve seen more than a few] but in terms of freak alert!

Look at it.


Seriously, WTF???

Assuming no one goes on Tinder to be left alone, I can only assume this person is either:

1. A mental case.
2. A horror film loving loner.
3. A serial killer looking for willing victims.

I stupidly swiped right.

At first I was kind of relieved that they didn’t ‘match’ with me and then I thought about it … I’ve just been ignored by a psychotic.

Story of my life.

Or at least my school days life.


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looks like youve just found billys next girlfriend campbell.

Comment by andy@cynic

You mean Billy’s next ex girlfriend.

Comment by DH

That’s funny.

Comment by Rob

If she saw Billy she would say the same thing as you’ve said about her.

Comment by Bazza

You’re all a bunch of bitter, jealous bastards because I’m getting more pussy than a cat breeder from philly. And the mad ones are more fun.

Comment by Billy Whizz

I’ll regret asking this, but why philadelphia?

Comment by DH

If it’s about being easy to spread, you will get the red card Billy.

Comment by Rob

could also be one of the ex wives in a rare calm fucking moment.

Comment by andy@cynic

talking of psychotics, whatever happened to that stalker of yours? insanely hot but made the bunny boiler from fatal attraction look like terry wogan?

Comment by andy@cynic

Presumably a case of mistaken identity.

Comment by John

The Polish woman? I’d forgotten about her. We knew she was mad the moment she said she wanted to be a planner, forget the moment she started stalking Rob. What was her name? Laura?

Comment by DH

Can we not talk about her. I know it’s amusing for you guys now, but you also know how fucked up that situation was for me at the time and I’d rather not go back to it. Not to mention it’s not very nice for her.

Comment by Rob

That’s exactly how to advertise. Stand out from the competition and be insanely intriguing.

The call to action is a bit ambiguous, but you can’t have everything and its better than most of the advertising you feature on here.

Comment by John

You could work for TBWA with that attitude John.

Comment by DH

They’d find a way not to want me.

Comment by John

They’d swipe left.

Comment by John

You know you’re advocating ‘disruption’ John. Doesn’t matter why you stand out, just stand out. I thought you were better than that. Or at least that’s what you told me. Ha.

Comment by Rob

Only in this context when people have one chance to get the swiper to pause. Nothing to do with disruption.

Comment by John

Sounding more like a planner every day.

Comment by Rob

I have wasted my life.

Comment by John

Could be worse. You could be a planner.

Comment by Rob

Interesting strategy but I assume (possibly wrongly) men tend to swipe left more than women on so her photo was likely to always be inundated with possible matches. As my wife points out, men lose all sense of proportion in a candy store.

Comment by George

I mean right. Men swipe right more often than women. I’m assuming.

Comment by George

throw your fucking gender under a bus why dont you. oh thats right, youre not a man. fucker.

Comment by andy@cynic

Criminals. Prostitutes. Tinder. Your wife is very understanding.

Comment by Lee Hill

Or she doesn’t care.

Comment by DH

more like she knows no one else would be so fucking stupid to want him so she has nothing to worry about. thats what happens when you marry beneath you jill.

Comment by andy@cynic

Sadly both of your comments could be right.

Comment by Rob

She is Lee. But given she’s in Australia with Otis, living the dream for 2 weeks, while I’m stuck in stinking hot Shanghai, so am I. [I know there’s no comparison really, I just needed to feel better about myself]

Comment by Rob

Haha lovin that picture

Comment by joeythebuddhist

Have you had a threatening message from Olive yet Rob?

Comment by DH

haha. I had a dog with weird tattooed eyebrows as a profile picture. This dog was a stray dog in District 2 I took a snapshot of, and some people that swiped right actually saw that dog around the area. Good old Saigon.

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