Dr. Helen

'Whether Red or Blue, Most Millennials Would Pick their Party over the Best Lay of Their Life'

I saw in the NY Post that Millennials “care more about date’s politics than good sex”:

Nobody’s sleeping with the enemy these days.

“If I see somebody who’s like, ‘I’m moderate or conservative,’ I keep swiping,” Bronx resident Nadine Anglesey tells The Post. The 33-year-old art director hasn’t dated a conservative since the 2016 election — even if she’s attracted to him. “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.”

Anglesey’s not alone: Whether red or blue, most millennials would pick their party over the best lay of their life, according to new research.

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.

Notice that men are more open-minded than women in their political choices, or maybe they care about sex more. The media has definitely made this political divide worse since 2016, but maybe it is for the best.

The NY Post article mainly mentions liberals who won’t date Republicans and one male conservative who didn’t care about the political leanings of his dates. As liberals become more segregated, that leaves the conservatives to date each other, which may be better in the long run, especially for men who could experience a lifetime of regret for marrying a woman who holds his politics in contempt.