14/08/2014 16:45 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Tinder: Are Boris Johnson Selfies The Best Way To Get A Date?

Are you on Tinder but having limited success turning those swipes and messages into actual dates? Well, we've found a solution which may just work for you.

All you've got to do is track down Mayor of London Boris Johnson, take a selfie with him and then use the snap as your Tinder profile pic. Yes, really.

It turns out the dating app is awash with Boris selfies and what's more it looks like those trying out the tactic are having major success.

Your Barrister Boyfriend dating blogger Natalie Naish is a fan of the bizarre phenomenon, writing: "Even the most repellent of Tinder twerps stands a chance with a Boris selfie."

However, the best part of this story is yet to come. While you might think politicians are oblivious to what's happening on dating apps, Boris Johnson actually knows what Tinder is and is pretty proud he's been helping lonely Londoners get a date.

Speaking to reporters at the London Music Awards, he declared "of course" he knew what Tinder was.

But this isn't the only sneaky tactic employed by Tinder-ers (surely that's a word) to get, er, laid. In fact there's an entire Facebook page dedicated to the "Humanitarians of Tinder" AKA users whose profile image shows them in a developing country surrounded by children.

Because nothing says "I'm conveniently near you and I care about global issues", like a photo of yourself looking pious in [add popular gap year destination].

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