Survey: Millennials Care More About Partner’s Politics Than They Do Good Sex, How Did We Get Here?
Imagine being so up your own ass that you actively avoid potential love interests because they don’t massage your confirmation bias. You’d trade off the best sex of your life for a dead fish just because he/she shares the same admiration for Bernie Sanders’ Wall Street reform policy.
How did we get here?
Welp, according to OkCupid’s survey of over 8 million users, the need to be reinforced in moralistic political stances is more imperative than an organic connection.
Via NY Post:
The number of millennial men and women who prioritize political party alliance over good sex has skyrocketed since 2016, according to data from OkCupid. The matchmaking company surveyed more than 8 million users, and found that interest in dating someone with similar political beliefs has gone up 165 percent since 2004, while having good sex has decreased as a priority 30 percent.
Specifically, between 2016 and 2018, the number of women who consider politics more important than sex shot up from 27 percent to 42 percent, while for men that needle moved from 23 percent to 30 percent.
Bronx resident Nadine Anglesey, a liberal art director, told The Post that being Republican, or even moderate, is essentially as big a red flag as being a convicted felon.
“If I see somebody who’s like, ‘I’m moderate or conservative,’ I keep swiping. Yesterday, this one guy [on the dating app Hinge] seemed really great ’til I saw he marked himself as conservative,” she says. “I nipped that in the bud.”
Jen Winston, who runs a feminist Instagram account called @girlpowersupply, claimed that the best sex she’s ever had was with a guy whose politics she interpreted as “disgusting.” She found this out after they did the no pants dance.
“The best sex I’ve ever had was with a guy who I’m fairly sure was a Republican,” says the 30-year-old Democrat. “If I had known he was a Republican, I probably would not have engaged. But if I had known how good the sex was gonna be, I probably would have gone through with it still.”
Are people really going home and having broad, impassioned political debates? Maybe I’m a simple man, but all my girlfriend and I debate about is who’s going to do the dishes and if I’m drinking too much on weekdays.
[h/t NY Post]