Betfair Create Tinder Profiles For British Political Leaders In Their 20s


In the run up to the UK general election, Betfair have gauged the popularity of political candidates amongst the younger generations on Tinder.

The betting company created profiles for Nick Clegg, David Cameron, Nigel Farage and Ed Miliband in their younger years.

They then swiped right 100 times every day, for five days.

26-year-old Cameron, who “prefers watching TV to being on it” and is “happy to pick up the tab at the end of the night”, accrued the highest number of matches, with 257.

Nige, who “doesn’t do European food” got just 112 matches, well-beaten by bacon sandwich lover Ed Miliband with 257.

Nick Clegg’s profile said he was “on the verge of a break up”, and only got 172 likes.

In the conversations, one of Dave’s matches asked whether he had a “long term economic plan for how hardworking our relationship will be?”, and one of Farage’s matches asked: “I’m not a local though — will that be a problem?”.

Simon Edmunds

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