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Dr. Date: I can’t stop matching with moderates on Tinder

One girl I matched with had #GirlBoss in her Twitter bio. And not ironically.

Dear Dr. Date,

I’ve done everything I can think of — switched my preferred age range, made my bio as specific as possible, literally made my profile a screenshot of the lyrics to “F*** Donald Trump.” Despite my best efforts, I can’t stop matching with moderates on Tinder.

It was subtle at first. I thought it was sus when I matched with a guy last January who was a member of the UMN Students for Biden. Then in June, I matched with two different girls who wanted me to come to a socially-distanced party celebrating the Biden nom. Now, I’ve matched with some guy from Wisconsin who thinks a hot date idea includes getting matching “Auntie Kamala” and “unity” line art tattoos.

Please help.

Leftist and Lonely

Dear Leftist and Lonely

I get it. You want someone who wants prison reform in the streets and who is a bit more than Minnesota nice in the sheets. That’s understandable — it must be much easier to build a life with someone who believes in a universal basic income.

On this campus, I can’t imagine it’ll be hard to find someone who shares your dreams. For now, I would recommend ditching Tinder. I reckon you’ll find more devout activists through student org Instagrams and event pages. Perhaps this: Shoot for restorative justice and land in the Bernie Bros?

Dr. Date

Are you romantically bewildered? Are you sexually consternated, and is your relationship status a little too complicated? Want advice from the Minnesota Daily’s in-house love doctor? Email Dr. Date at [email protected].

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  • Tom
    Feb 25, 2021 at 12:27 pm


  • A Gopher
    Feb 23, 2021 at 11:29 am

    You clearly haven’t done your research if you think I’m a lefty. Go back to your bridge little Russian troll. Account created on Feb 15th with nearly 400 comments and we’re supposed to take you as authentic?

  • A Gopher
    Feb 20, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    A relationship is about listening and compromise. Leftist and Lonely sounds like the worst type of screeching liberal, agree with me or be labeled a Nazi-type! No compromise, no listening and therefore, no relationship. That’s fine we don’t need you breeding and bringing another arrogant waste of oxygen we’ve plenty of you already!

  • Tom
    Feb 19, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Leftist and lonely is mentally ill.