New York Times

Young, Conservative and Working for Trump? The Dating Pool Is Small

Julie Spira, a dating coach and author of “Love in the Age of Trump: How Politics Is Polarizing Relationships,” said politics has become the “No. 1 deal breaker” for singles, with many holding Mr. Trump responsible for cleaving a wider cultural divide. The president and his supporters counter by blaming the news media.

“I think potentially you could be cutting the dating pool in half if you only want to date someone who voted the same way you do,” Ms. Spira said. “But if you have very strong feelings about the wall or about health care or about women’s rights, and you have very strong feelings about things that are changing in our country, and you want to watch the news cycle with your potential love interest, it’s something that happens.”

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Can Republicans and Democrats Date Each Other?

A decade ago, experts say more people were OK wading into romantic waters outside of their political party. But with the increasing polarization of politics at the national level, now, not so much.

“Should it be a dealbreaker? Not necessarily,” said Julie Spira, an online dating expert and the author of “Love In The Age of Trump: How Politics Is Polarizing Relationships.”

Spira says she has seen increased vitriol around national politics cause more frustration and division among singles. At issue is that many of the topics making political headlines now — immigration, women’s rights and gun control — are deeply intimate to people.

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Thrive Global

What Happens When PTSD Turns into Post-Trump Stress Disorder?

Today, the PTSD acronym is taking on a whole new meaning. Americans are feeling anxious about what’s happening in our country, regardless of which way they lean politically, resulting in informally redefining PTSD to include Post-Trump Stress Disorder.

As an online dating expert and dating coach, and one in the business of forging love relationships, I know that politics is now front-and-center. It’s had a dramatic impact on dating, and online dating in particular, and it hit home for me at the core.

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Elite Daily 2

If Your Partner’s Political Views Bother You, Here’s What Experts Suggest

“It’s becoming increasingly common for people to avoid dating across the political spectrum altogether,” says Spira. She polled singles about their willingness to date someone with opposing political views and the results were clear. “The majority, 68 percent, said no, with 28 percent saying yes,” says Spira. “I also polled singles to find out if they’d date someone who didn’t vote … during the midterm elections. The results were alarming, with 87 percent saying they wouldn’t date someone who didn’t vote.

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Elite Daily 2

When Should You Talk About Politics While Dating? It’s Earlier Than You Think

“For the first time, differing politics has become the number one deal-breaker in relationships,” Spira, author of Love in the Age of Trump: How Politics is Polarizing Relationships, tells Elite Daily. “Since politics is so much more than supporting a party, and the issues at stake are severe, [dating success] really comes down to finding someone with shared values.”

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Conservatives Looking To Find Mr. Or Ms. Right On New Dating App

Online dating expert Julie Spira said on Nightline, “I feel that this presidency has created this politically divisive environment that potentially could cut the dating pool in half.”

“Dating a smoker has been replaced with politics on what I call the dating totem pole. People think their date can quit smoking, but they’re not going to change their attitudes about the issues associated with a particular candidate.”

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The Hill TV

Politics is Affecting Dating and Intimacy, Expert Says

Online dating expert Julie Spira said during an interview with “Rising” on Tuesday that politics is increasingly affecting people’s romantic lives, particularly among millennials.

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“Now we see politics at the top and it’s not just affecting how you date … politics has actually moved into the bedroom,” Spira told Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton.

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Press Enterprise

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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Sacramento Bee

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

“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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Elite Daily 2

5 Red Flags You & Your Partner Can’t Get Over Your Political Differences

If you and your partner can’t get over your political differences, online dating expert and author of Love in the Age of Trump: How Politics is Polarizing RelationshipsJulie Spira, says you’re not alone.

“The divisiveness we see now is very real in today’s political climate. I believe most singles want to date someone with similar political views or find their political love match.”

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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.

Elite Daily 2

Can People With Different Political Views Make a Relationship Work?

“In Trump’s America, singles with different political views are finding it more challenging than ever to date across party lines,” Spira tells Elite Daily.

“In conducting research for my book… and in interviewing close to 100 singles and couples, I’ve found that nine out of 10 singles felt strongly about the political views of a potential date.”

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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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Politics Now Impacts Dating

Being a liberal or a conservative could be a deal breaker when looking for love, according to author and online dating expert Julie Spira.

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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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Liberals Increasing Cite Trump as a Reason to Reject Matches on Dating Apps

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.

Your Tango

I believe love conquers all, but in this political climate, even the best relationships get tested.
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Single and Sober - Love in the Age of Trump

Dating comes with a lot of hurdles and explanations.

These days singles need to have a built-in disclaimer, such as “I’ve been sober for five years,” before it’s time to place your drink order and will need to be prepared to answer the question,“Did you vote for Donald Trump?”

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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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Here’s What Your Tinder Profile Should (and Shouldn’t) Say, According to Online Dating Guru

Instead, tell people what you’re on the app for. “Just be confident. I’m on Tinder to meet someone special: swipe right if you’re a political junkie, or swipe right if you love music,” said Spira.

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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

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.

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Swipe left: Politics may be killing relationships

“People are so divided in our country right now that they don’t even want to start a relationship with someone who they don’t agree with politically. I’ve never seen it like this, ever,” Spira said.

“Being on the same political page is more important to singles now than it has ever been in history. It used to be that dating a smoker was a top deal-breaker. That’s been replaced with politics.”

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Love Meets Politics on Dating Websites

“Some people believe that opposites attract and they like to meet someone that’s not a carbon copy of themselves,” Spira says. “This way they have an opportunity to learn more about different things in life and different opinions.

Elite Daily 2

How Do You Spice Up a Dating App Convo?

“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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