Woman ‘Dogfishes’ Potential Matches By Only Using ‘Ugly’ Pictures In Her Tinder Profile

The online dating world is a wild place where you will find just about everything.

A woman on TikTok is trying to get men’s attention through the type of pictures that she’s included on her profile.

Making Her Profile Picture “Ugly”

Hilene’s video on TikTok has gone viral for her unconventional approach to her online dating profile.

Tinder profile picture of woman named Hilene
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Photo Credit: @shanelowhateva / TikTok

She decided to make her profile picture “ugly” so that when she meets men in person on a date, they will be pleasantly surprised. In this “dogfishing” approach, the men will at least be happy she’s a real person!

Only Has Two Pictures

She only has two pictures on her Tinder profile that she shared on TikTok.

Woman's Tinder profile picture
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Photo Credit: @shanelowhateva / TikTok

One picture is the “ugly” one and the other is a travel picture that only shows the back of her head.

From An Unflattering Angle

What she is calling her “ugly” profile picture is an extreme close-up from an unflattering angle.

Close-up picture of woman's face.
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Photo Credit: @shanelowhateva / TikTok

She says she thinks that this will cause more men to swipe right on her as this picture will stand out from the countless other profiles where women only feature their best photos.

Leaving Them In Suspense

The approach looked to have been getting some responses from men in her chat conversations.

Text conversation on Tinder
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Photo Credit: @shanelowhateva / TikTok

She said that this man asked her to FaceTime a few times so that he could get a better sense of what she looked like.

Her Date Was Surprised

The strategy really paid off when she met up with a date for the first time.

Woman looking into camera wearing a green shirt.
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Photo Credit: @shanelowhateva / TikTok

The man was shocked and said that in person she is much more beautiful than her profile.

Only Meant To Be In Fun

Some people in the comments thought that in doing this, Hilene thought that she was extremely good-looking and that she was trying to not look like herself.

Woman in car wearing a pink sweater looking off camera.
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Photo Credit: @shanelowhateva / TikTok

She clarified that she always meant for it to be her and that she meant for it to be funny.