Voting Poll - Love in the Age of Trump

Not Voting Reduces Your Chance of Finding a Date

Voting is sexy, and if you don’t cast your vote in an election, you just might not be dateable.

Of the many requirements singles have when selecting a date, you can now add the question of “Did you vote?” as one of them.

In our Facebook survey, we posed the question of, “Would you date someone who didn’t vote, with an overwhelming number, 87% saying, “no way.”

Some of the comments we received include:

“As long as they didn’t vote for Trump.”

“I’d vote to DUMP them. If you don’t vote, you don’t really care about the direction of our country. I couldn’t fall for someone who really didn’t care about that.”

“[Voting] says a lot about a person and if they don’t care/participate in our democracy. Life’s too short to waste an hour. Ask ahead.”

“It’s important to be a participant in society! No excuse not to vote! Shows laziness, self-centered character traits; maybe someone who is greedy.”

“It says a lot about a person if they don’t care/participate in our democracy. Life’s too short to waste an hour. Ask ahead.”

What Should You Do if You Don’t Want to Talk About Politics?

On Hill TV’s RISING, I spoke with Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton about how politics is appearing front and center in dating profiles. Whether a single is wearing a MAGA hat, or requests that someone “swipes left if you voted right,” if you don’t want politics to create a love triangle on a date, simply say you’re “apolitical” on your profile, or don’t mention politics at all.

If your date brings up politics, and you’d prefer not having a conversation on who should fund the wall, or if there should be a new wall at all, simply let your date know you’d rather talk about the weather, favorite vacations, or table the political talk until another date.

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Julie Spira is America’s Top Online Dating Expert and is a political dating expert. She’s the author of Love in the Age of Trump: How Politics is Polarizing Relationships.

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