DNC 2016

Tinder at the DNC: Who’s looking for last-minute hookups in Philly?

The desperate delegate, the guy who just wants a ticket to the convention and Bernie baes.

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Consider them lonely Tim Kaines looking for their Hillary. Or vice versa.

With the DNC in town, plenty of Philadelphia visitors are looking for love, so much so that Tinder usage has gone up 50 percent in Philly this week. We did a scan on Tinder and broke down the different types of people searching for that special DNC somebody. A lot of them happened to be Bernie fans.

The Bernie bros and babes

Notice how it hasn’t been easy to spot Hillary Clinton fans in Philly this week? She won the nominee so there has to be tons of them, but they clearly don’t publicize their allegiances the way Bernie supporters do. It’s the same way on Tinder.

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And it gets much better with the Bernie Bros.

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Dear tens of thousands of members of the press: they want you. It’s OK if you’re an anarcho-commy but not a “manarchist.” Or a “brocialist.” Nope. No way.

Then there’s BernieisBae.

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Nearly everything checks out as the ultimate Bernie fan: the Bernie official website url, Nabokov, vegetables.

But Whole Foods? Too corporate. Should be Trader Joe’s.

The people who make the DNC their profile pic

Q: “What do you look like?”

A: “Doesn’t matter. I’m at the DNC.”

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The guy who couldn’t get in

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Oh you poor Harvard lawyer. Good luck with your rap career tho.

The people who don’t say they’re at the DNC, but couldn’t be anywhere else

They put their political affiliation first thing in the bio. They use the word policy on a dating app and make sure you know they will fight for 15.

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The almost famous people

Let’s be real. You’re not going to find Trevor Noah, Michael Che or Megyn Kelly (she’s married anyway). But what about the people behind the scenes? That can definitely happen.

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The delegate who’s a little desperate

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IT’S MY LAST NIGHT. AND I’M SKIPPING THE CONVENTION. AND I’M COOL WITH SMOKING WEED. YOU BERNIE PEOPLE LIKE WEED, RIGHT?

 

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