Catch your fish dating

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In a photo on his Tinder profile, John Prioli is standing on a pier in Greenpoint, the Manhattan skyline in the distance, holding a live striped bass slightly larger than the size of a standard pillow.

It makes sense, but surely not every guy with a fish pic is that dedicated a hobbyist.I get the men who put a dog or cat selfie in their profile — it’s an easy conversation starter, and gives guys a chance to show their tender, pet-dad side. Then I started a conversation with someone more geographically acceptable. (He gave her his number after she admired several 30-pound fish he brought into a sushi restaurant where she was eating.) But he — and plenty of my new fishermen friends — warned me that fish love stories aren’t always sweet.We’d already chatted about weekend plans, so I followed up with another inquiry: “Looks like you’re a fisherman. The desire to show off your fishing skills online, they told me, isn’t just boasting; it’s also a weed-out mechanism.In this case, you will probably end up settling for a fish you wouldn’t have accepted if you had more choice.And no, that didn’t happen because you aren’t sexy/attractive/awesome enough.It probably doesn’t hurt that fishing is typically a summer activity, meaning plenty of opportunity for tanned, shirtless pics on boats.

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