SWIPE RIGHT FOR SARAYA – I’ve seen a lot on Tinder, most of it predictable, including all the spam accounts, bots pushing other apps, prostitutes, webcam models, but a political candidate is the first:

Pauline Hanson’s former assistant has defended using the dating app Tinder to drum up votes in her bid to become an independent member of the Queensland parliament.

Saraya Beric — who cut ties with One Nation after a bitter dispute with Senator Hanson — says she turned to Tinder because she doesn’t have the cash to splash on her campaign for the Gold Coast electorate of Mermaid Beach.

“I don’t have the big funds that the political parties have and so I’ve used social media and now dating app Tinder to help get my message out,” the 33-year- old has posted on Facebook.

No, I haven’t come across Ms Beric personally.

(Hat tip for the link: Anita)