Shaquille O'Neal joined Tinder but everyone thought he was a catfish
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It seems like everyone can struggle with the world of dating and former NBA basketball player, Shaquille O'Neal, is of no exception.
The 51-year-old revealed his difficulties with online dating and why he never managed to find love on Tinder.
Shaq explained that he 'had to hit delete' on his account because of one thing in particular that made it near impossible to find a date.
Speaking during an appearance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show last year, Shaq told fans about he's fared in the past when it comes to dating apps.
Getting straight to the point, Kimmel asked the sports analyst: "Are you dating? Are you on Tinder or anything like that, I heard you were on Tinder at one point."
"I signed up for Tinder," Shaq admitted, "Put in my name and I tried to make a person meet me."
Clearly going into the situation with an open mind and hopeful heart, Shaq was shocked to find out that acquiring a date would shape up to be a whole lot harder than he ever expected.
Talking about his matches on the dating app, Shaq revealed that everyone thought he was just a catfish simply impersonating himself.
"And they didn't believe it was me," he told the audience
Kimmel, clearly surprised by the confession, then asked: "Nobody believed it was you?"
"I was like, 'It's me, it's Shaq'," the former professional basketball player recalled.
His suspicious Tinder match couldn't believe it, telling him: "No, you're not. Shaq would never be on this," upon which the crowd erupted into a chorus of laughter.
"So," the NBA star continued, "I had to hit delete."
"I had to delete my account," he reiterated to the audience who were in complete hysterics at this point.
To add even more salt in the wound, Shaq added: "She was hot, too."
Shaq revealed he had messaged her saying: "Please, just meet me at Starbucks only," to which the potential love interested replied back with a firm 'no'.
People seemed to find Shaq's love life reveal hilarious, with one YouTube user posting: "Anyone who's ever been trolled by a fake Shaq account on Tinder is rethinking their whole life."
"The people who rejected Shaq must be building a time machine after this," echoed another.
Clearly sympathising with the one that got away, a third commented: "I imagine this woman is sitting at home watching this and decides the next time she’ll go only to get catfished."
At least now we know that even celebrities have had their fair share of mares when it comes to dating apps.
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Topics: Celebrity, Sex and Relationships, Tinder, Jimmy Kimmel