Lately, the upcoming election is permeating every aspect of American life. Not surprisingly it has become a topic of discussion in the dating world as well. How important is it for you and your significant other to share similar political views? Could opposing views impact a relationship? Recently, we conducted a poll to determine how political beliefs are playing a part in today’s dating scene. The results are rather surprising, and reflect the significance political discussions have on dating.
33% have experienced a “ruined date” because of a date’s political opinions and of that 33%, 18% would not give their date a second chance.
50% of both single men and women think that dating someone with opposite political views was fine for the short-term, but not for the long-haul.
58% of men but only 38% of women think that dating someone who has opposite political opinion might not make a good long-term relationship, but it could create some fantastic passion!
38% of single women avoid dating men with strong political opinions. Only ¼ of single men avoid dating women with strong political opinions.
41% of men and 40% of women think it’s risky to talk politics on a first date.
63% said that they only date people who have similar political opinions and beliefs.