With the increased National Guard presence in Washington D.C. for President-elect Joe Biden’s upcoming inauguration, Tinder is obviously flooded with Guard Soldiers who are trying to find love in the country’s capital.

One TikToker pointed out that there’s been a sudden increase of guys in uniform on the dating app by sharing a handful of screenshots of young men in camouflaged army uniforms. In her video, the TikToker called it a “uncommon aesthetic” and set the montage of profile pics to the tune of “Crimewave” by Crystal Castles.

Aside from their clothing, the guys displayed in the TikTok seem to have fairly normal dating profiles, sharing hobbies such as taking a trip or computer game. 2 individuals in the video have “Medic” listed as their job, however, and one even made a joke about it: His bio checks out, “Hot enough to stop your heart, knowledgeable enough to restart it.”

Another TikToker with the manage @eev02 noticed the exact same sort of uptick of servicemen on Tinder, and just recently posted a clip that reveals military members’ profile images, set to the tune of “Halo” by Beyoncé.

It’s not simply TikTok users who have commented on this obvious pattern.

Also my search settings are ages 31-42 however the app is revealing me mostly 29- year-olds?

— Sarah Kelly (@thesarahkelly) January 18, 2021

sooo are we gon na speak about the remarkably high proportion of army & nationwide guard ppl on DC tinder rn

— ruby ♂ (@bethecowgrrrl) January 18, 2021

Somebody else on Twitter stated that even though she’s simply outside of D.C., she’s still seeing a great deal of National Guard members on the apps. (She likewise included that she believes the males in uniform must be dedicating their time to their tasks, instead of attempting to connect.) Another person wondered if there were also more servicemen on Mill and Hinge. While it’s unclear if there are a ton of National Guardsmen on those other apps, one person tweeted about seeing some on Bumble.

I need to disable my bumble account until after the inauguration … the national guard remains in DC and now there are METHOD a lot of attractive guys within my search radius. Which would be remarkable however I know they’ll simply break my heart and leave me

— Shannon Bishoff (@Shananigans92) January 17, 2021

With about 20,000 members of the National Guard being deployed to D.C. to secure the approaching inauguration event, it’s not that unexpected that a few of them would appear on dating apps. Just recently, the popular Instagram account Overheard District collected and shared screenshots of dating profiles from supporters of President Donald Trump who remained in D.C. for the pro-Trump rally that eventually caused the riot at the Capitol building.

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This illustration photo taken on July 24, 2019 in Paris shows the logo of the US social networking application Tinder on the screen of a tablet.
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