He’s concerned that partisanship might intensify if we all keep pairing off with politically like-minded souls.
She wanted me to know it was a badge of honor for her. It’s always seemed a decent guess that we let political affiliations influence our attraction to a potential valentine. A recent study demonstrates that having similar political beliefs makes us more likely to be interested in a person when we view his or her online dating profile.
Casting a vote for a Republican is by no means a date deal breaker as far as I’m concerned. It changed the background music playing behind her monologues.
The profiles were made to look just like those posted on dating websites.
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.
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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. He did warn me about his political persuasions on our first date, but I looked past them until his far-left views started to veer into communism. A few months later, we broke up and haven’t really spoken since.The site, which is currently just a Facebook page, is a new dating platform for socialists, communists, anarchists and anyone who thinks that OKCupid and other dating sites are “too bourgeois.” Its main goal is to link people of similar political persuasions, and after getting more than 4,000 likes in 10 days, it’s now hoping to become an actual website and app.People forming households based on shared ideologies might lead the next generation to become even more polarized.Research shows that if your parents have different political beliefs, you’re more likely to be moderate, whereas if both parents have the same beliefs, it can make you more extreme.” Somewhat surprisingly, the study seemed to reveal that fiscal attitudes swayed people’s interest in a potential partner even more than social policy beliefs.big factors when we look for our potential partners,” says Malhotra.