The Real Zac Efron Was On Tinder, And You Might Have Swiped Left On Him

Tinder is a world of mistakes waiting to happen — bad dates, bad men, bad text messages. Which is why you probably shouldn’t feel too bad knowing that you might have swiped left on Zac Efron. Wait, no, if you swiped left on Efron, you totally fucked up. Like, big time fucked up. The beautiful man-baby recently told the British newspaper The Times he tried to date on Tinder, just like a regular dude. “Amazingly, when I signed up for Tinder, nobody swiped me! They thought [my profile] was fake,” he said. Excuse me while I laugh my ass off. He no longer has an account, it seems, but Buzzfeed created a fake one that probably resembles what he actually posted.

It makes sense — if I saw a Tinder profile full of Zac Efron pics of Zac Efron being Zac Efron, I would assume it was a middle-aged man trying to cheat on his wife or some wily jokester with nothing better to do just seeing how many idiots (idiots!) would try to match with a fake Efron.

But it was actually him. I’m sorry, I’m going to need another minute to snort-laugh. Because that would be some shit. I find Tinder to be absolutely useless, and the idea that Efron is trying to meet regular women on the app sort of just proves my point. What did he expect would happen?

That would be some Maid in Manhattan-type shit. Or, like the sort of dating experience I think I used to daydream about (shut up) when I was like 10 years old, staring lovingly at my Jonathan Taylor Thomas pin-up from Teen Beat. Given that that image makes me about a billion years old, I have to admit I barely knew who Efron even was until all of a sudden, that fucker grew up and started taking his shirt off.

He actually seems like a nice enough guy, too. His chiseled body would probably put mine to shame, but I would look at it over nachos on a Tinder date. The 28 year old has also recently opened up more about growing up and has been outspoken about dealing with depression, going to therapy, and his struggle with addiction.

Me and Zac have so much in common we could be total besties (except for the fact that he goes to bed at 9 p.m., according to The Hollywood Reporter). Hopefully, he’s found a better dating app to find a suitable mate, but if not, the next time I see him on Tinder, I’m going for it. Fool us once, Efron.