Society

“Leftists-only” dating app hopes to seize the means of seduction in Brazil

ptinder tinder for leftists
Illustration: Salomé Gloanec

The political polarization in Brazil has become so pervasive that it seeps into almost every facet of daily life. Family lunches have become battlegrounds, taxi journeys more like white-knuckle roller coaster rides, and even the age-old act of courtship is no longer immune to ideological barriers.

“Did he really vote for that guy?”

“She wants who out of jail?!”

These are common issues for Brazilians on the dating scene, where politics is often one of the first topics on the agenda. On dating apps, it’s the same. User bios on Tinder will almost always include each person’s political leanings, more...

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