Political Dating Sites

by Mike on November 20, 2012

in Anything Else

Time for a palate cleanser.  The gossip website, Politico, has an interesting story today on the creation of dating websites based on political affiliation, the red one for Republicans and the blue one for Democrats.

I’m told that popular dating sites already allow its users to weed out politically incompatible potential matches anyway, but I’m certain there will be a market for this sort of thing.  Everyone views some characteristics as non-negotiable.  For example, I don’t think I could ever date a liberal, at least not one who is forceful about radically liberal beliefs.  I mean, disagreements over education funding levels or federalism is one thing, but if someone is such a feminist that she sees abortion as a sport, I just don’t think we’d click.

My life isn’t as consumed by politics as some people allow theirs to be, but I can see how some people would be drawn to a website whose raison d’être is ensuring some degree of political compatibility.  If you’re the type that would allow politics to destroy a relationship, maybe it is better to get that hang up out of the way early on.

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