Mean Tinder App Won't Let Everybody #FeelTheBern, In Their Pants
These ladies apparently.
OH GOLLY GEE HIP HOORAY, we think we found a story about the Democratic primary that will NOT make anybody weep and wail and gnash their teeths and beat their breasteses and helicopter their peeners in anger all over internet comments sections! It seems that some Bernie-lovin' ladies have been on Tinder, swiping right on literally every man and man-lady they see, but they're not doing it for dates or sex or penpals or long walks on the beach or anything. Instead they've been spamming people with annoying entreaties that their Tinder matches #FeelTheBern, which is ... not what you want to do on a dating app? Like, we don't care about your politics, it's Bad Etiquette.
Tell us your stories about how Tinder did the Banhammer of Loving Correction (© and ™ John Scalzi) to you, lady Berners:
Robyn Gedrich, 23, said she sent messages to 60 people a day for the past two weeks trying to convince them to support the U.S. senator from Vermont in his race for the Democratic nomination against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“Do you feel the bern?” her message to other Tinder users read, parroting a Sanders campaign slogan. “Please text WORK to 82623 for me. Thanks.” [...]
Gedrich said she got mixed responses from the 300 Tinder users who replied. “Some people would ask what is this for, and I would kind of explain,” she said. “Some of them would unmatch me or report me as a bot.” A bot (or robot) account is a scam profile used to send spam messages.
Some responses simply read, “Trump2016,” expressing support for Republican candidate Donald Trump, the real estate tycoon. “It was really alarming to see that a lot of people don’t know what’s going on in the world,” she said.
Yes obviously this wholesale Tinder rejection is indicative of a general lack of awareness about issues. OR MAYBE JUST MAYBE? Those guys had a boner right then and wanted to find a sexy lady to sticked it in? Because we know for sure that if we were on Grindr trolling for 'D' (pure hypothetical) and some queen was up in our grill with messages like "#HillzTheFeels!" and was unlocking their "private photos" of Hillary Clinton wearing pantsuits, we would AT THE VERY LEAST screengrab that shit and make fun of it on the Twitterface, before promptly blocking that person.
And that's how we would be if it was for a Democrat! If some dude sent us a Pic O' Dick with the hashtag #I'mLubeyOForRubio, then, um, well, we might meet up just to see what the fuss was about, but we'd make fun of him later to everyone we've ever met.
[contextly_sidebar id="edrzrCNsLQmlNj5KobXwYE68Y1b7bx3P"]Imagine all the disappointment experienced by those messaged by Haley Lent of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who is #married and didn't even PRETEND she might want to bump her 'gina on a talliwacker. Um, Haley? there is a website for #marrieds and it is called Ashley Madison. Maybe you could get on there and see if Josh Duggar or good Christian fame whore Sam Rader might be into a little #berning action, although those boys might accidentally deliver unto you a #bern of the crotch lesion variety, which would be bad.
Or maybe just STOP DOING THIS, because it's gross. Or at least get more creative with a new hashtag like #BoneTheBern or something. At least that would be ON TOPIC.