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Conan O'Brien and Dave Franco get really creepy on Tinder

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Conan O'Brien and Dave Franco tried to meet women through the Tinder app on 'Conan.' Only one was successful.

By most accounts, Conan O'Brien is a happily married father of two in his early 50s. But if you were on Tinder recently and saw a guy calling himself "Chip Whitley" and claiming to be a Conan O'Brien look-alike in his early 40s, it turns out he was the real thing.

So what was O'Brien doing on a dating site favored by people looking for a quick and shallow hook-up? Looking for a quick and shallow hook-up, of course. But it was all under the auspices of a comedy bit for his TBS show, so everything is on the up-and-up. He even brought along a celebrity guest, "22 Jump Street" star Dave Franco, for the ride.

Not surprisingly, the photogenic Franco had much more luck on Tinder than the tall and decidedly goofy O'Brien. The late night host's only successful match came from a 74-year-old woman, who promptly ditched O'Brien the moment after they connected online.

The rejection definitely brought out O'Brien's creeper side, when he darkly said, "I wish there was a way that we could know their address, even if they didn't want us to know it. And then we could go there and make them like us."

Franco, meanwhile, easily made connections with nine different women through the app and eventually talk to Courtney, who was just seven miles away and was willing to meet up with Franco and O'Brien. To Franco's credit, he was above board in explaining they were taping a bit.

But when the pair arrived at Courtney's location -- her brother's house -- it was still apparent that O'Brien would have no luck meeting ladies, while Franco got on with ease.

O'Brien's choice of transportation, a creepy brown van with a painted mural on the side, probably didn't help his situation either.

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