An AFP journalist holds his phone showing the dating application Bumble on February 26, 2020 in Washington,DC. - Days ahead of the Iowa Caucuses vote, Rhiannon Payne was on the Bumble dating app -- not to find a partner but to press her case for her candidate, Elizabeth Warren.
Payne, a 28-year-old digital communications consultant, flew from San Francisco with a friend to volunteer for the Warren campaign and the two women came up with the idea while sitting in a hotel room. "I was tired and bored and looking at Bumble, and I saw all these potential voters, all these guys I was swiping through," she told AFP. Payne politely deflected several requests for dates, but said most of the men who contacted her were "polite and receptive," and that the experience was positive for the campaign effort. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP) (Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)