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Shaquille O'Neal once joined Tinder and got rejected

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Having a solid and firm love life when you are an NBA player is a challenging task to maintain. That's why a lot of marriages and relationships end abruptly, even after years of history. Shaquille O'Neal is no different, as he has been linked with numerous women after ending his marriage. He even tried using the globally popular app Tinder to find love, but it didn't go as planned.

No way that's you!

Shaquille O'Neal is one of the best and most dominant players in NBA history that successfully transitioned to being a TNT analyst, but that doesn't mean finding love for "The Diesel" comes easy. After ending a marriage with Shaunie Nelson in 2011, with which he has four children, Shaq went into open waters, dating numerous women over the past ten years.

In pursuit of love, Shaq even tried getting on the popular dating app Tinder. But while talking about it on Jimmy Kimmel Live a few months ago, O'Neal described his unsuccessful attempt to go on a date:

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"I signed up for Tinder, put in my name, and I tried to make a person meet me. And they didn't believe it was me. I was like, 'It's me; it's Shaq.' No you're not! And she said, 'Shaq would never be on this.' So I had to hit delete. I had to delete my account. She was hot too. I was like, 'I'm five minutes [away]. Please just meet me at Starbucks.' No! Stranger danger, stranger danger. No!"

Shaquille O'Neal, Jimmy Kimmel Live

Another classic and hilarious story from Shaq's life. I mean, who can blame the girl. Who could believe someone as famous as Shaq would be on Tinder. In the sea of fake celebrity profiles and catfishes we have in today's world, it's only logical to be skeptical. But I'm pretty sure that girl is regretting her decision if she ever saw this clip.

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