In the competitive and crowded world of online dating it can be tough to prove yourself as an alpha male especially on Tinder, the mobile app, where potential mates can dismiss your carefully compiled profile with a flick of the fingers.
It has been mentioned that men with puppies or kittens and cats are catnip to the receptive female. Ambitious and competitive males are embracing that concept by turning to wild animals of all kinds but particularly the tiger to enhance their chances of success in the mating game. They pose next to tigers and use the photo in their profile. The photos are taken in zoos and safari parks.
Women are becoming irritated at the proliferation of this new (desperate) phenomenon. The fad is being documented in two blogs:
- Tinder Guys with Tigers
- Tigers of Tinder
The mission statement of the first one reads:
“Documenting the absurdly large number of dudes who have taken a picture with a tiger and are attempting to use said picture to woo women on the internet.”
And so for some women the highly endangered tiger in the wild is becoming a pest online.
One of the problems is that many tigers who join these alpha males – or males who want to look alpha – are in chains etc. They are emasculated and sedated. It is a bizarre rather upside down world. Another form of tiger exploitation I guess.
The fad is likely to fizzle out because some females simply want to see the man and not a drugged tiger in chains next to him.