Over the last few years, politics has become more and more polarizing in our communities. People have removed family from social media, stopped talking to friends, and in some cases, even broken up with their partners all over political views.
It’s no surprise that men and women find it very important to associate themselves with people who share the same or similar political views, and online dating is no exception. Many people have started to include their political views flat out in their profile bios.
It’s an easy way to tell people from the start what they believe in, and if others have an issue with it, then they shouldn’t like that profile. In fact, some profiles have gone as far as to say clearly in their bios that if your political views don’t line up with theirs, then they won’t even consider you as an option to date.
Some websites have decided to capitalize on this polarization by making dedicated political-view based dating websites. Wherever you fall on the political spectrum, there’s likely a dating website available for you.
There are websites dedicated to conservative dating, liberal dating, libertarian dating, and more. The benefit of these websites is that you don’t have to pick and choose partners based on political beliefs, because everyone on that website is actually very similar or the same when it comes to their beliefs.
The reason so many people are seeking partners that align with their political views is namely to avoid much confrontation. Nobody likes arguing with their partner – it’s just uncomfortable.
By sharing some qualities, like political stances, it makes things go a lot smoother, especially around election seasons. It gives you more room to talk about other parts of each other’s lives, and it even gives you opportunities to go attend things like political rallies together.
This isn’t to say that you have to or should date someone that exclusively matches your political beliefs. At the end of the day, we’re much more than our political views. Everyone has unique qualities and hobbies, their own futures that they want to have, and much of this transcends politics.
There are plenty of happily married couples out there who have been together for years despite having differing political views. Besides, sometimes it’s nice to have someone with a different view on things. Otherwise, you’re almost in a bit of an echo chamber.