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Would you date a Trump supporter?
Trump supporters are having such a hard time finding dates that they now have their own dating app—but would you allow politics to get in the way of a romantic relationship? Some say refusing to date people who don't share your political views is ridiculous. Politics shouldn't get in the way of love. But for others, politics are a reflection of your values, and dating a Trump supporter is a total deal breaker. What do you think? 💔
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Trump supporters have apparently had a tough go in the dating world since the election, so much so that a dating app was created exclusively for them.

"A lot of times you’ll connect with someone [on an app] and they’ll Google you, find out you worked for Trump’s campaign, and then it’s pretty much all downhill from there," the official said.
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Fewer and fewer Americans are dating across party lines—only 10 to 11 percent of American couples actually have divergent party registrations. In the 1950s and 1960s, "Party affiliation made virtually no difference to interpersonal relations,” says Shanto Iyengar, a professor of political science and communication at Stanford University.

In the 1950s, when people were asked how they would feel if their child were to marry someone from another political party, less than 10 percent of Americans felt troubled or displeased by the prospect of inter-party marriage.

But today, as partisan divides have grown stronger than ever, people seem less open to romantic relationships with those who hold opposing political views.

“Thirty years later, around the late 1980s, the mid 1990s, we began to notice a dramatic change,” Iyengar says. “More than 25 percent now say that they would be troubled by the prospect of their offspring marrying outside the party. If you look at marriage across party lines today, it's extremely infrequent."
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But others argue our increasing refusal to go out with people who don't share our political views just contributes to America's politically polarized and divisive climate. Are we really this intolerant of diverse political opinions?

Believe it or not, there are positive aspects to having a politically-divided partner. Like anything in life, it's all about perspective. 
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For many, it's a black-and-white issue. Politics reflect your values.

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For others, refusing to date someone due to party affiliation is ridiculous. During the 2016 election, there was actually a phenomenon known as the Trump divorce—one that left many shaking their heads in disbelief.

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And some argue people refusing to date across party lines is exactly how Donald Trump became president in the first place. Tribalism is never good.

Assortative mating serves to intensify this polarization. It amplifies an already significant ingroup-outgroup mentality around contentious social issues... This is exactly the type of schism that an arrogant demagogue like Trump exploits.
If a progressive doesn’t want to date a conservative and vice versa, that’s perfectly fine. Everyone has deal-breakers. But as a political protest, this form of virtue-signaling is counterproductive in the long run.
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