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Politician Tried to Campaign on Tinder

Greggor Ilagan is running for state senator in Hawaii. The 29-year-old politician understands how important it is to reach out to potential voters on social media, so he employed Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Tinder. Except Tinder is a dating app, and those who use it have very different expectations. Ilagan set up a profile and asked users to swipe right so they could talk about issues and “get to know each other.” And they did.

At first, I put both genders — male and female,” he said. “But because it’s a dating site, there were actually a lot of guys that were hitting on me. I was always having to direct people back to the main focus.

“They asked me, ‘Oh, can I have a date?’ And I said, ‘Well, we can have a meeting and we can talk about government and maybe you can help out on the campaign,'” he said.

Ilagan learned why politicians don’t campaign on Tinder. He deleted his Tinder profile and continues to campaign on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook. -via The Daily Dot


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