Conservative republican dating
But the rise of dating options based on personal ideology is a reflection of both segmented marketing and the polarization of the public in a time of political strife.
Bumble introduced a filtering feature that allows its users to reject potential matches based on their astrological sign.A 31-year-old female official is quoted as saying her experience with dating apps usually ends badly “very, very frequently,” with one possible match asking her: “Do you rip babies from their mothers and then send them to Mexico?” after he learned she worked in the administration.It may have been due to the effects of drinking so much fluoride over the years (and knowing a thing or two about human biology), but listening to what I believed to have been an otherwise smart person spout some of the dumbest, conspiracy theory shit I’ve ever heard, instantly turned me off to wanting to waste any more time with her.It was a level of stupid that was just too much for both my brain and my penis.This has led to conservatives claiming they’re being discriminated against.
In recent years, a crop of conservative dating startups have launched in response to this phenomenon, all with one purpose: giving right-wingers a safe space to find love.
According to a survey done by the dating/hookup app Tinder, 71 percent of online daters and 66 percent of singles who meetup the old-fashioned way in person consider conflicting political ideology a dealbreaker for a relationship.
About a year ago, there was a story about young staffers in the Trump administration who claimed they had to hide their affiliation with the president when talking to potential dates.
“Over the last year, our users have gone to great lengths to call out their political stripes in their profiles, and they are doing that as a way of saying, ‘If you don’t agree with me, let’s not communicate.’ So, putting people into one large pool may not be doing much to break down walls among the politically dedicated.” One of the newest of these dating apps/sites appealing to conservatives is Righter.
Founded by Christy Edwards Lawton, after she claimed to have met a “beautiful” woman at a Republican fundraiser in Manhattan who stated that the only men who wanted her were those who wanted her for sex, and that being a conservative was a detriment to finding someone who wanted a relationship.
Some of the people behind these conservative apps think liberals who refuse to date conservatives are doing something more destructive than looking for partners who share their values.