Apparently Trumpism Can Really Damage Your Romance Options — Dating Apps Ban Some Profiles
Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters may find that their involvement in the MAGA movement is detrimental to their dating life, especially if they happen to have participated in the recent attack on the Capitol. It’s not just that the potential for prison time will make it hard to meet up at a restaurant that’s not requiring masks, either. Now, dating apps are actually actively removing users who were involved in the event.
Being connected to the Trump administration was already shown to cause dating difficulties — GQ reported back in 2018 that Trump’s staffers were discovering that once they told a potential partner who they worked for, the relationship seemed to come to an abrupt stop. Then, last year, Pew Research discovered (likely to nobody’s surprise) that the vast majority of Democrats would not even consider a Trump supporter as a dating partner.
Now, according to the Washington Post, those who so fervently supported Trump’s presidency continuing beyond his election loss that they traveled to D.C. and entered the Capitol grounds in violation of law are going to have an additional difficulty. Tinder, Bumble, and others, have started checking images from the attack, and when they can match an image to a user, they’re banning the account.
That’s not all — as the FBI continues to seek information identifying rioters, some dating app users are asking potential partners about participation in the Capitol attack, and passing on any relevant information gathered to law enforcement. It’s not a great time to be a Trump supporter looking for a new relationship.