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Dating Along Party-lines

When opposites no longer attract.

by
Helen Smith

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September 27, 2012 - 12:11 pm

It seems that even dating is becoming more polarized with this election (via Newsalert):

Political affiliation has become a bigger deal now than it was during the last election,” says the CEO of Selective Search Inc., which is based in Chicago and has offices in 28 cities. Ms. Adler calls it a “party-line dating trend.”

Gone are the days when a Republican such as Mary Matalin might fall for a Democrat like James Carville, or vice versa.

“We’ve always screened for political views but now more than ever it’s showing up in the searches as a deal breaker if someone has polar-opposite viewpoints,” says Ms. Adler…

And I thought Obama was supposed to bring us all together…

Helen Smith is a psychologist specializing in forensic issues in Knoxville, Tennessee, and blogs at Dr. Helen.
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