Anthony Weiner just can't quit.
Tinder will now be the ultimate sext machine: http://t.co/foontgR4Zc— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) June 5, 2014
Weiner resigned from Congress in disgrace after it was revealed he sent explicit photographs of himself to several women, then tried to cover it up. His return to politics two years later was scuttled by a similar sexting scandal.
Weiner explained the latest episode as a mistake.
Ok, to recap my day. I accidentally hit the star thingy on a @voxdotcom story about Tinder. Sorry.— Anthony Weiner (@anthonyweiner) June 13, 2014
This was followed by self-deprecating humor.
In related news, I did buy 1000 shares of Tinder stock.— Anthony Weiner (@anthonyweiner) June 13, 2014
Tinder is a smartphone app that caters to an overwhelmingly younger audience. Its users make snap judgements about other users in their area based on a short bio and a handful of photographs. Mutually interested users (those who "swipe right," in the Tinder parlance) can chat with one another. Not interested? Swipe left.
Tinder bills itself as a "fun way to connect with new and interesting people around you." In Tinder world, fun ways of connecting often include sexting and no-strings-attached sexual relationships.