Dating political conservatives
This was seen most strongly in the aftermath of Brexit, when many angry millennials took to social media to say they could never date someone who voted remain and a dating app specifically for remain voters was even launched, Remainder.
Despite our low voting turnout, many young people today are highly politicised and so finding out the person you’re dating doesn’t share your political views can be a deal breaker. I would never date a Tory,” 28-year-old Adam* told .
A 2014 Pew Research study shows that 20 years ago, 17 percent of Republicans had a "very unfavorable" view of Democrats. Liberal antipathy isn't much better: 38 percent of Democrats share that disgust, up from 16 percent. I wonder if I am reasonable enough to compromise if I really met the right person, all other things considered. My first step: Find a Republican and convince him to grab coffee with me. "My date avoids answering, but loves Trump's wall idea. The topic on the radio is the growing political divide in America. After a month of what I can only call too-much-too-fast, he broke things off, and I was back to searching for love.He also tells me that birth control is a sin, that global warming isn't real, and that the only reason there's a pay gap is because women choose lower-paying jobs. A caller mentions that many people refuse to date someone from the opposing party. Verifying their political ideology without making it weird isn't. Except this time, I'm looking on both sides of the aisle.” And it’s not all bad news, as 29.8 per cent of 18-24-year-olds believe someone is more interesting to date if they have vested political interests.Whether you agree with their views or not, there's no denying: voting is sexy.