- More people are bringing up politics on dating apps, but a majority of people find it to be a huge turn off according to a new survey by Dating.com.
- The platform saw a 43% increase in users discussing politics.
- However, over half said they would consider ghosting someone if they brought up politics.
- This might depend on what your views are, as 84% of respondents said they would never consider dating someone with opposing political views.
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With a pandemic, ongoing nation-wide protests, and an upcoming presidential election stuffed into one year, it’s no shock that people are getting more political on dating apps.
Dating.com alone saw a 43% increase of users talking about politics in the last month. But according to a new survey by the dating site, talking politics is often a turn-off to potential dates depending on your views.
The company surveyed 2,000 of its members in the US and found more than half of respondents would ghost someone for bringing up politics in conversation.
While not everyone was averse to bringing up politics, 84% of singles said they would never consider dating someone with opposing political views.
Women, in particular, felt strongly about having similar political views, as they made up 67% of those who would not date outside their political affiliation.
This might be in part because 67% of people reported a previous relationship ending because of a difference in political opinions.
The safer route might be to show off your “I voted” sticker or put your views in your bio instead, rather than mention who exactly you voted for: 72% of respondents said they would be fine with that.
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