Dating Preferences: Conservatives vs. Liberals


OKCupid’s Words and Politics analysis reveals that liberals and conservatives could not be more different even while looking for their significant someone.

The study used data from 200,000 profiles from those that identify themselves as either conservative or liberal and found that these two groups use different keywords in their profiles.

“Whether we’re aware of it or not, our political beliefs influence how we advertise ourselves romantically,” the dating site wrote on its “Deep End” blog. “To dig into this, we looked at words used on tens of thousands of OkCupid profiles to see which ones best distinguish liberals and conservatives, and then compared those words to OkCupid match questions.”

It seems conservatives, when searching for their perfect match, use the keywords ‘outdoors’ and ‘shooting range.’

Liberals? Their preferred terms when looking for love are ‘museums,’ ‘yoga,’ and ‘crying.’

With such opposite standards for dating, no wonder the study also reveals that 50% of the users of this website claim that would not date someone from the opposite side of the political spectrum. Can you blame them?

Read full article at MenRec

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