Tinder and other dating platforms would probably ban many historic figures if they were still around. Take the imperial prince who didn’t like women, but still had to impregnate one for the good of the realm. It ended in murder. Or the sultan who had hundreds of his harem ladies tied up in weighted sacks, and drowned at sea. Below are twenty five things about them and other historic figures who would definitely get kicked off Tinder.
Tinder Would Probably Ban This Prince
Emperor Jing of Han (reigned 157 BC – 141 BC) crushed feudal aristocrats who tried to run their fiefdoms as independent realms, and consolidated imperial control of China. All in all, his reign was a good one, and he governed with a light hand. He lowered taxes, lifted other burdens from commoners, and paved the way for the Han Dynasty to reach a pinnacle under his successors. In his own household, however, Emperor Jing raised some depraved monsters who would have gotten kicked off Tinder. First of those was Prince Tuan, who had some serious “pleasure” hangups. That was problem, because one of the main tasks of a royal prince was to sire sons, and so ensure the continuity of the dynasty.
Unfortunately, Prince Tuan could not perform with his wives and concubines. He suffered what Chinese texts described as a “withering of his potency”. Tuan became physically ill whenever he had to approach a woman. The man was homosexual, but he nonetheless had an obligation to impregnate his women and continue the imperial line. The tensions eventually got too much, and got to him. He had a boy lover, but his lover was bisexual and also liked the ladies – particularly Prince Tuan’s ladies of the harem, whose needs the prince did not satisfy. When Tuan found out that his boy lover was also loving his harem ladies, he failed to see it as a win-win that relieved him of a task he neither wanted to nor could perform. Instead, he choked his lover to death with his bare hands.