Young Politician | Issue 03
Anna Goble of the National Party
Our flat jumped on the Tinder scene a bit late in the game. One flatmate had a date with a British surgeon, one flatmate received two dreadlocks as souvenirs, and I got “are you Judith Collins’ daughter” and “omg you look like Judith Collins” a few times over. Who would have thought my fave pink suit-laden Cabinet Minister would be my doppelganger? And who would have thought Otago Tinder-ers would be aware of her existence?! Naturally, it’s always a swipe right for me if a mutual interest is “John Key,” and definitely a swipe left if their profile picture is with a gun and some dead animal slung over a shoulder, or if it’s someone posing with a tiger – what’s with that DP trend?! But noticing myself swipe right on so many JK loving individuals just within a 100km radius, between 20-25 and male, is bloody exciting; it truly shows that people are in fact taking an interest in election year … and that they’re a “Key person.” Or, they might just really like the influx of JK selfies and derp faces. Either way, I’m still waiting for my Tinderella love story.