If you are one of the 50 million people that uses the dating app Tinder every month, prepare yourselves for some shocking news: trying to woo potential matches with how much you love your presidential candidate is a surefire way to get swiped left. Haley Lent, 22, and Robyn Gedrich, 23, both received notifications from Twitter that their accounts were suspended after numerous reports. In case you’re wondering, it’s not an automatic ban but a result of many users simply not being okay with this behavior. After all, when you’re trying to talk to a girl and all she can go on about is how much she loves another man, it’s kind of a deal breaker.
Gedrich’s conversations were always right down to business. In a Twitter message to Reuters, she revealed her most common opening on the dating platform: “Do you feel the bern?” mimicking a Sanders campaign slogan. “Please text WORK to 82623 for me. Thanks.”
Lent, on the other hand, was a bit more conversational: “I would ask them if they were going to vote in their upcoming primaries,” she said to Reuters. “If they said no or were on the fence, I would try to talk to them and persuade them to vote.”
Gedrich and Lent certainly felt the burn themselves after being issued their suspensions from the service and they’ve served as a valuable warning for the rest of us: let Tinder remain the wholesome and carefree place it is; where people can hook up without the fear of political nonsense to get in their way.
Brendan has been involved in the world of comedy since performing in his college Improv troupe ‘None of The Above.’ Since then, he has shared his comedic wit with this world by writing sketch comedy, dabbling in standup, and contributing to online comedy articles. He loves to make others laugh.