There’s no denying it: we live in a politically-charged atmosphere, and it’s creeping out of the beltway and into other areas of everyday life – including dating! Whether you lean left or right is a “bigly” factor in deciding whether to “swipe left” or “swipe right” when looking for love. And as people from both sides on the aisle double down on their beliefs, the lack of compromise is taking a toll on relationships – especially following the election of Donald Trump.
And there’s data to back it up. According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, 29% of Americans say the Trump presidency has negatively impacted at least one of their relationships. A 2017 Wakefield Research study, entitled the “Trump Effect on American Relationships,” finds nearly 30% of Americans who are married or in relationships say the current, hyper charged political atmosphere has caused tension with their partner. And a survey of one million members of the dating site OK Cupid found 65% of users wouldn’t even entertain the thought of dating a Trump supporter.
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