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Last month, two colleagues and I swiped our way through Tinder, Hinge and Bumble looking for daters who made clear mention of politics or the 2016 presidential campaign.
While we found some #Never Trumps and photos with father-son Bush statues, the overall tone was apolitical.
“The 1% are not the only ones getting screwed this election season.” READ MORE: Go ahead and talk politics on a first date The 2016 election is everywhere. What happens when your Tinder date supports Trump and you don’t?
The mobile age has brought us many innovations and changes, some great, some questionable, and none more signficant than those which seems to signficantly alter elements of our culture.
Only 6 percent of those in the 5,000-person survey said it was essential that their partner held the same political beliefs.
So here come two sites for liberals or anti-Trump Republicans in that 6 percent: Maple Match and Bernie Singles.
It’s easier than ever to “meet” people thanks to our mobiles nowadays.Maple Match (motto: “Make dating great again”) is designed to find Canadian partners for Americans looking to flee a prospective President Trump.(The site hasn’t launched yet, but the Guardian reports that about 5,000 people have signed up to become members.) “When this election came about and I started seeing Donald Trump and the rise of his candidacy, I started getting concerned, just like anybody else,” Joe Goldman, Maple Match’s founder, told the Guardian.Swipe left to reject them, swipe right to like them.If you like someone who likes you you’ll be notified of a match.