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The newest online dating minefield:
Did you vote for Trump?

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The Trump era’s effect on romance is something Spira, a dating expert, has seen in her professional capacity. Today, wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat at a bar might get you a free drink – or get one thrown in your face.

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A Top Turnoff for L.A. Singles Is Being a Trump Supporter

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“As a dating coach, I work with people who are adamant in saying, ‘I will not date anybody who voted for Trump,'” says Julie Spira, a national online dating expert based in Los Angeles. “People get so agitated if they end up across a table from someone who voted for the opposite party’s candidate.”

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How Donald Trump is killing romance

“Politics has moved into the bedroom,” said Julie Spira, a Los Angeles-based online dating coach who created “It’s important to discuss these things before you end up taking your clothes off or before you end up getting deeply involved with someone. People want a partner who is going to support your strong belief about what’s happening with the world.

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Online Dating Expert Julie Spira Has Done Exhaustive Research on How Trump’s Presidency Has Impacted Dating

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Julie Spira is currently writing a book called “Love in the Age of Trump: How Politics is Polarizing Relationships” to offer her advice to singles entering this divisive dating scene and struggling to make authentic connections with people across the political spectrum.

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How To Deal When Your Online Dating Match Gets Political


Spira encourages listing your political views in your profile, so you can remain as open as possible. You can also hint at your political beliefs in your profile photos, like including a photo of you and your squad at the Women’s March, or you wearing a red Make America Great Again hat, if that’s more your speed.

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Survey: What Single Online Daters
Think of Trump

 Will differing politics make a decision on who you select as a date or get serious with — or even go out on a date with?

The combination of dating and politics makes a hot topic when it comes to matters of the heart this political season.
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Liberals Increasing Cite Trump as a Reason to Reject Matches on Dating Apps

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Julie Spira, a Los Angeles-based online dating coach who created says that she has seen “relationships break up and marriages fall apart” because of different opinions on Trump.

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I believe love conquers all, but in this political climate, even the best relationships get tested.
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Post Inauguration Breakups:
Differing Politics Are Destroying Relationships

Now that our 45th President, Donald Trump, became the USA’s official Commander-in-Chief, how are couples coping?

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How Do You Spice Up A Dating App Convo? Here are 4 Ways To Stand Out


“Knowing how someone leans politically can ignite a healthy debate while helping you dig deeper to try to understand if their values and attitudes are in alignment with yours,” explains Spira. “I know one woman who refused a date, just because she found out her date didn’t vote.”

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Dating in a Trump World:
One Year Later

I remember exactly where I was one year ago today.

It was the election-of-all elections, and Hillary Clinton was expected to win and become the first female president of the United States.

Love And Loss In The Age Of Trump

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As a dating coach in the business of love, I saw first-hand the strain on people’s relationships — including mine — when Donald Trump ran for and eventually became president.

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SURVEY: Singles Care About Politics and Education When Dating Online

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 A Match Singles in America Study released prior to the election showed singles who talked about politics on a first date had a 91% chance of getting to a second date.

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Dating sites help you find love in your political party

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There are dating sites connecting Christians, dog lovers and vegetarians, so the emergence of these two political dating sites does not surprise online dating expert Julie Spira.