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Research Shows Political Views Now Play A Bigger Role In Dating Than Sex

According to matchmaking company OkCupid, men and women are more concerned with a potential partner's political views than what happens in the bedroom.

Thanks to the internet and social media, dating has never been easier. There are now more dating apps available than there really needs to be from Tinder to Grindr to Bumble to Hinge. Finding your perfect partner has now been watered down to seeing a photo of them along with a few sentences about what they do and don't like.

Honestly, we're not entirely sure how previous generations went about it. The thought of physically walking up to someone and asking them on a date in person sends a shiver down our spine. We are extremely grateful for the anonymity of our phones in the present day and being given the ability to delete someone forever should they embarrassingly reject us or ignore us altogether.

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So what can you learn from someone in the snippet you see of them on a dating app? Well, quite a lot it seems. Enough to know whether you would like to learn more or meet them in person. If you're using a dating app at the moment, or actually dating someone, what are you looking for in that person? What the majority of people are looking for right now might surprise you.

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According to matchmaking company OkCupid, the vast majority of daters now prioritize someone's political views over what they're like in the bedroom. As reported by Fox News, a survey of eight million people conducted by OkCupid discovered that since 2004, the desire to date someone with similar political beliefs to your own has gone up by a whopping 165%. Meanwhile, over the same time period, whether the sex with them is good or not has dropped by 30%.

Apparently, the most significant uptick in that number has happened since the last election in the US in 2016, which makes a lot of sense. Not everyone wants someone with the same views as themselves, though. Others responded to the survey by revealing that they enjoy the opposition and difference that comes with dating someone who has different views to their own. Whichever way you slice it, it seems as if your political views might well dictate which way your potential matches are swiping.

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