Overheard District Is Sharing the Best and Worst Dating Profiles From 'Stop the Steal' Rally

Even people trying to overthrow the government need love, and naturally, a number of them are on dating apps. The popular account @OverheardDistrict, which posts humorous sayings that people have eavesdropped from around the Washington D.C. area, is sharing dating profiles that locals have screenshotted of people that were at last week's "Stop the Steal" rally from out of town.

On Thursday, the account shared results of a poll asking people if they wanted to see dating app submissions that it received. As the overwhelming majority voted in favor of seeing the pro-Trump dating profiles, the account posted that it would post the "best and worst of DC dating profiles" on its stories. In the past, the account has shared other "Best and Worst of DC Dating Profiles" on its stories and archived them in its highlights on Instagram.

The profiles Overheard District shared for its "Insurrectionist Edition" of "Best and Worst DC Dating Profiles" were captured by followers "on/around January 6." Faces of the potential suitors were covered by Overheard, but the app said that many of the people who submitted also shared the information with the FBI or reported them to the apps that they were screenshotted from.

The profiles shared almost exclusively belonged to men. A number of them shared pictures of themselves wearing Trump merch or holding flags. Many people posted that they were only in the city temporarily. There were a handful of bios about why they were in town. "Just here to save the world... Well, to help stop the bolshevik commie coup," one said. Another bio asked if "Anyone [wanted to] stop the steal with [him] on the 6th," inviting "MAGA girls" to be companions.

A few bios had familiar slogans that Trump-supporters have touted since the election was called in favor of President-elect Joe Biden, such as "Stop the Steal."

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A screenshot submitted to @OverheardDistrict that the Instagram Account Shared as part of a series on the "Best and Worst DC Dating Profiles," showing people that were in town for the January 6 protest which culminated in people storming the Capitol. Screenshot/Instagram/@OverheardDistrict
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A screenshot submitted to @OverheardDistrict that the Instagram Account Shared as part of a series on the "Best and Worst DC Dating Profiles," showing people that were in town for the January 6 protest which culminated in people storming the Capitol. Screenshot/Instagram/@OverheardDistrict
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A screenshot submitted to @OverheardDistrict that the Instagram Account Shared as part of a series on the "Best and Worst DC Dating Profiles," showing people that were in town for the January 6 protest which culminated in people storming the Capitol. Screenshot/Instagram/@OverheardDistrict

A few conspiracy theories could be spotted. The person that wanted to "stop the bolshevik commie coup" mentioned above, declared himself a "conspiracy realist" in his bio. One of the profiles declared that the key to his heart was "avoid[ing] getting the 666 covid vaccine."

Besides the vaccine, a few other profiles mentioned COVID and encouraged forgoing guidelines. One bio boasted about how he wasn't planning on social distancing or wearing a mask. Another warned not to wear masks in profile pictures, because he has antibodies, but he sounds like an instant swipe left to me.

Of the few women's profiles shown, they weren't all that indistinguishable from the men's.

One of the profiles shown featured a MAGA hat, a Trump 2020 sign, and a t-shirt mocking the Clintons. Another profile had someone declaring herself a "proud girl," seemingly a reference to the far-right group the Proud Boys. A message from one showed that she "can't wait for civil war." One woman's bio encouraged reckless behavior, it said, "bonus points if you were storming the Capitol."

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A screenshot submitted to @OverheardDistrict that the Instagram Account Shared as part of a series on the "Best and Worst DC Dating Profiles," showing people that were in town for the January 6 protest which culminated in people storming the Capitol. Screenshot/Instagram/@OverheardDistrict

Two of the most popular profiles that have been circulating were one from a 26-year-old named Alex, whose profile picture is a selfie taken as rioters storm the Capitol (he was also the 666 vaccine guy, as the Overheard account shared).

Another profile shared by a Washington Post reporter is for a 31-year-old named Chris. His face isn't visible but he's wearing a sweatshirt that says "Marked safe from believing Biden won," and his profile says, "Here for America. Got alcohol and a hotel room. If you want to come talk about freedom or whatever." Another screenshot of his profile from Overheard indicated that he'd expanded his list of conversation topics to include "or sex."

One of my female DC friends scrolling Bumble tonight pic.twitter.com/GdYIXlFZp2

— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) January 7, 2021

As indicated by the post on its story, the people who run the account appeared to be inspired by a story on The Lily, which covered women in the area who had begun screenshotting dating profiles from people who said they were only in the nation's capital for a few days and submitting them to the FBI.

On January 7, one woman tweeted that she'd seen a number of men on apps like Tinder who were in Washington for the protest that culminated with President Donald Trump's supporters storming the Capitol. She asked if she should share screenshots with law enforcement. Another woman responded that she had a friend who was more or less catfishing men into sending her photos of themselves inside the Capitol, and the friend would subsequently share the pictures with the FBI.

I assume some used Tinder in DC and others just had apps open so location updated automatically. None posted any incriminating evidence of illegal acts, but are police tracking this? Is it useful as a starting point?

— Alia Awadallah (@aawadall) January 7, 2021

Bumble has tweeted that it took off a filter for political affiliations "to prevent misuse," but said that it would bring the feature back in the future. The app also said that it removed users who were confirmed as those who invaded the Capitol.

We have temporarily removed our politics filter in the U.S. to prevent misuse. Don't worry; it will be reinstated in the future. 💛

— Bumble (@bumble) January 14, 2021

Overheard District had previously made a post lampooning guys who made reference to the riot to slide in people's DMs.

"If you ever want to know what living in DC is like, it's boys that work on the Hill using memes about a domestic terrorist attack to slide into your DMs," the text on the post said.

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