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Tinder now lets you swipe right for the presidential candidate of your dreams.

Who's your presidential match? Tinder wants to know.

Tinder now lets you swipe right for the presidential candidate of your dreams.

Not to freak you out, but ... we're all about to be in a long-term relationship, whether we like it or not.

We'll be forced to meet their parents. Their photos will dominate our Facebook newsfeeds for months, and they'll probably break our hearts at some point after we've given them nothing but support.

I'm talking about the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, of course.


But with so many candidates, how can you be sure you've found your special one? The one who likes the things you like and believes in the things you believe in? The one that's worth waiting hours outside a public library or school cafeteria to vote for? If you're going to be stuck with this person for the next four to eight years, surely that's not a decision to be taken lightly, right?

The good news is, thanks to dating app Tinder, all it takes is a few swipes to make the choice that's right for you.

Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images.

Tinder, the dating app that brought "swiping" to approve potential mates into the mainstream has partnered with nonpartisan group Rock the Vote to launch "Swipe the Vote" (get it?) on March 23, 2016. The aim is to get millennials to the voting booth this November by matching them with candidates based on the issues. It's a pretty worthwhile cause, too, considering young people have a tendency to not show up on Election Day.

If you're a Tinder user swiping through profiles, you'll eventually stumble across a screen that looks something like this:

If you tap to find your presidential match, you'll be asked to swipe right if you agree or left if you disagree in response to questions about 10 hot-button issues.

If you want to learn more about the topic, you can tap the screen. Tinder will provide some more context, like what you see below regarding marriage equality:

Tinder will then match you with one of the Democratic or Republican candidates based on your swipes.

Your screen will look something like these two — the user on the left was an 80% match with Bae Bernie Sanders, while the user on the right was a 100% match with Mr. Right (Wing) Donald Trump:

Photo courtesy of Tinder, used with permission.

"Swipe the Vote" also shows you how you compare with the other baes/candidates and lets you learn more about where they stand on the various issues. And from there, you can easily get down on one knee — er, register to vote — through Rock the Vote. Easy!

Before you dive into the app headfirst, though, you really should get a rough understanding of what these folks could be like as a partner.

I mean, we're not talking one-night-stands, people, so you better choose wisely...

Let's look at John Kasich.

He's a nice Midwestern fella who'd probably get along great with Ma and Pa. But be warned: If you're a woman, he might feel entitled to tell you what to do with your body.

GIF via Fox News.

Then there's Hillary Clinton.

If you're looking for a woman who will explore the world with you (instead of, say, staying home and baking cookies), Hillary's your gal. Although, to be fair, there might be some trust issues.

GIF via ABC News.

Ah, Bernie Sanders.

He's the hip guy at the party who's been cool forever, but (for some reason) everyone's just now noticing. Don't be surprised if he promises you the world and can't follow through, though.


GIF via Bloomberg Politics.

Ted Cruz certainly isn't for everyone.

But if you're an old school-type when it comes to going steady, Ted might be your guy. If you two settle down and buy a house, he might give your new neighbors some trouble though, FYI.


GIF via Babalu Blog.

Donald Trump would be ... an acquired taste.

If you're someone who appreciates a good-sized bank account, Donald's the man. He doesn't, however, have the best reputation among the ladies (hm, maybe because of this, this, and this).


GIF via CNN.

So ... are you ready to take the plunge?

Yeah? Hooray! Get to Tindering! Or, if you're not the dating app kind, find out how to register to vote here.

Not ready yet? That's OK! This is a big commitment. Learn more about the candidates here.

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A very simple thing happened earlier this week. Dr. Seuss Enterprises—the company that runs the Dr. Seuss estate and holds the legal rights to his works—announced it will no longer publish six Dr. Seuss children's books because they contain depictions of people that are "hurtful and wrong" (their words). The titles that will no longer be published are And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, McElligot's Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super! and The Cat's Quizzer.

This simple action prompted a great deal of debate, along with a great deal of disinformation, as people reacted to the story. (Or in many cases, just the headline. It's a thing.)

My article about the announcement (which contains examples of the problematic content that prompted the announcement) led to nearly 3,000 comments on Upworthy's Facebook page. Since many similar comments were made repeatedly, I wanted to address the most common sentiments and questions:

How do we learn from history if we keep erasing it?

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We're redefining what normal means in these uncertain times, and although this is different for all of us, love continues to transform us for the better.

Love is what united Marie-Claire and David Archbold, who met while taking a photography class. "We went into the darkroom to see what developed," they joke—and after a decade of marriage, they know firsthand the deep commitment and connection romantic love requires.

All photos courtesy of Marie-Claire and David Archbold

However, their relationship became even sweeter when they adopted James: a little boy with a huge heart.

In the United States alone, there are roughly 122,000 children awaiting adoption according to the latest report from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. While the goal is always for a child to be parented by and stay with their biological family, that is not always a possibility. This is where adoption offers hope—not only does it create new families, it gives birth parents an avenue through which to see their child flourish when they are not able to parent. For the right families, it's a beautiful thing.

The Archbolds knew early on that adoption was an option for them. David has three daughters from a previous marriage, but knowing their family was not yet complete, the couple embarked on a two-year journey to find their match. When the adoption agency called and told them about James, they were elated. From the moment they met him, the Archbolds knew he was meant to be part of their family. David locked eyes with the brown-eyed baby and they stared at each other in quiet wonder for such a long time that the whole room fell silent. "He still looks at me like that," said David.

The connection was mutual and instantaneous—love at first sight. The Archbolds knew that James was meant to be a part of their family. However, they faced significant challenges requiring an even deeper level of commitment due to James' medical condition.

James was born with congenital hyperinsulinism, a rare condition that causes his body to overproduce insulin, and within 2 months of his birth, he had to have surgery to remove 90% of his pancreas. There was a steep learning curve for the Archbolds, but they were already in love, and knew they were committed to the ongoing care that'd be required of bringing James into their lives. After lots of research and encouragement from James' medical team, they finally brought their son home.

Today, three-year-old James is thriving, filled with infectious joy that bubbles over and touches every person who comes in contact with him. "Part of love is when people recognize that they need to be with each other," said his adoptive grandfather. And because the Archbolds opted for an open adoption, there are even more people to love and support James as he grows.

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