Politics and dating

And Hillary Clinton has much more experience in politics.

Then they get a bit frustrated by my silly opinions, but they still appear to want to have sex with me. I’ll keep listening to their flimsy defenses of Trump, such as: “At least I know what he’s thinking, unlike most politicians. My dates defend Trump by saying the media is biased against him; or they’ll tout Trump’s ability to tackle our national debt. On these dates, I’m usually two seconds away from ordering a bottle of whatever has the highest number behind it and skating out the back door.

The researchers could play with different variables—such as keeping the photo the same while switching the fictional person’s religion, level of educational attainment, or political preference.

The results showed that religion could cause a 4.5 percent swing in how eager a subject was to date a fictional prospect. And matched political ideology also had a 3 percent effect.

I was about 15 minutes into a date with a woman I met on Ok Cupid when she boasted that in 2008 she’d voted for John Mc Cain. Neil Malhotra, a political economist at Stanford Business School, says he became curious about the question as he watched partisan polarization increase over the past several years.

But your feelings about the role of government in the economy might be a different matter.” One cause for hope, before you despair over the coming wave of infant ideologues: General levels of interest in politics—no matter which side you favor—had about the same effect on dating desires as did actual partisan affiliation.

But this one — pitting a feminist against a misogynist — seems tougher than usual. A study from Ok Cupid found that 50 percent of respondents would not date someone with opposing political views, a proportion that’s been rising since 2008.

A friend suggested that I ask prospective dates if they’re a Trump supporter before agreeing to meet. Somehow texting “Hi, my name is Shannon, do you believe Donald Trump is a misogynist? Other online daters tell me it’s best to state your politics in your profile: “No Trump supporters.” I thought about this.

He kept hearing friends say they would never date someone from across the aisle.

One woman ended a relationship that was going well after she discovered the guy was a conservative.

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