It's no secret that Tinder, the mobile dating app, is quite popular among pro athletes.
So perhaps it should be no surprise that a bunch of New York Jets are using Tinder. According to the Wall Street Journal, at least 11 Jets players had active profiles as of late July.
A Tinder user in the upstate New York town of Cortland might have a hard time recognizing the Jets, however, as a few of them make no mention of the fact that they're professional football players.
Right tackle Breno Giacomini, who won the Super Bowl last season as a member of the Seattle Seahawks, presumably would have an easy time finding a date. But according to Stu Woo and Anna Russell of the Journal, he initially tells women he's a construction worker. The idea is to make sure his matches are interested in him, not his fame and fortune.
"When I do find somebody, I want it to be real," Giacomini said.
Giacomini actually does some construction -- when he returns home in the offseason he helps his father with projects. But it doesn't take women long to see that the 6-foot-7, 318-pound Giacomini might have another job.
"After a while, it's, 'Hey, how come this guy wants to take a picture with you?'" he said of the response when he meets a woman in person. "And it's like, 'Well, they think I play football or something.'"
Many of Giacomini's teammates, however, don't bother hiding their job. In fact, first-round Calvin Pryor's photos showed him celebrating at the NFL draft.
Surely the Jets aren't the only professional athletes who are using Twitter, but the reveal that Rex Ryan's players are using the dating app has prompted some funny, if predictable, jokes:
The Only Way the Jets Can Score http://t.co/KwI41akBcc
— Daily Intelligencer (@intelligencer) August 13, 2014
I wonder if the Jets score on Tinder as poorly as they do on the football field. http://t.co/pJzhugC4nv
— Rob Engelsman (@rcengelsman) August 13, 2014
— Rachel King (@rachelking) August 13, 2014
I read that Jets players lie about their jobs on tinder. I would too.
— jessica problems (@jessiicalynnn) August 13, 2014