Bernie Sanders Supporters Use Tinder To Campaign

Two women were banned from popular dating app Tinder on Friday after messaging their matches promotional ads for the Bernie Sanders campaign. This marks the first time a Tinder user has asked a match if they “felt the Bern” and not been talking about an STD.

The women also sent messages asking men to text the word WORK to 82623. The number activates an update hotline that sends texts with volunteer information, and updates on Bernie’s campaign; Not the first time a woman has given a potential date a fake number, and certainly not the first time a young woman has lead a man on only to reveal she has a tight bond to an older Jewish man.

The two women are from Iowa and New Jersey and have been sending messages to over sixty men a day for the last two weeks promoting the Sanders presidential campaign. The women are so successful in their Tinder swiping due to their Sanders inspired strategy: Swiping yes for the 99 percent of the Tinder population.

Haley Lent, 22, a photographer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa displays a Bernie Sanders tattoo in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/Haley Lent/HANDOUT . SAP is the sponsor of this content. It was independently created by Reuters' editorial staff and funded in part by SAP, which otherwise has no role in this coverage.
Haley Lent, 22, a photographer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa displays a Bernie Sanders tattoo in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/Haley Lent/HANDOUT . SAP is the sponsor of this content. It was independently created by Reuters’ editorial staff and funded in part by SAP, which otherwise has no role in this coverage.

Bernie Sanders has won support from the younger voters, and it shows in these latest updates from his campaign. Young people on Tinder are feeling the Bern, and finally it’s a political burn rather than just a very uncomfortable one. And his political oponents are catching on to the trend of getting ads out on popular apps. Recently it was revealed that a Marco Rubio superPAC is running and anti-JEB! ad on the app Words With Friends. These campaigns really know their audience. Anti Jeb Bush ads on an app about critical thinking and comprehending big words really speaks to that voter niche: “A vote for Jeb would be like playing a two letter word on a triple word score. Because Jeb is a triple word bore!” It just makes sense. Hillary should run an ad, since she still lacks appeal to young voters, on Candy Crush that says “Hey, you’re probably using your single mom’s iPhone to distract yourself at the grocery store. Tell your mom that Hillary Clinton supports affordable early childcare programs for all! Vote for Hillary!”

More republicans would be wise to have their supporters advertising for them on apps that their targeted voters would be using. Ben Carson for example would surely get his message across to those he appeals to by running an ad on one of those apps that help you to fall asleep at night. Marco Rubio would do well with an ad on the app Poshmark where women buy and sell their clothing. He could sell his high heel boots and ship them with a note asking for their vote. Even Trump could reach a lot of like minded voters through a YouTube ad campaign, where he just dislikes every single video and comments below them, “Bad! Would never happen in Trump’s America!”

Or Ted Cruz, who recently only sent water to Flint victims who were anti-abortion, could really do well with an add on Snapchat. His campaign could have their own Ted Cruz filter that squishes up your face so you look like a dehydration victim, and then when you raise your eyebrows, Ted Cruz carpet bombs the entire middle east.  

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Karina Rose is a young writer from Southern California currently contributing to and running online blogs ranging from entertainment, news, to creative arts. Working for and interning with filmmakers and social media personalities she hopes to continue sharing her unique perspective and original content.

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