No, you can’t escape the election, even on dating apps. Here’s why – The Arizona Republic

No, you can’t escape the election, even on dating apps. Here’s why – The Arizona Republic

We are beyond keeping politics out of first dates, according to some of the most popular dating apps in the U.S.

According to Match Group — which owns both OkCupid and Chispa as well as Tinder, Hinge and Match.com — singles are willing to get political while looking for romance.

In a survey of 5,000 U.S. singles in August, Match Group found that 78.5% of them identified as anywhere between somewhat to very comfortable talking about their politics. In that same survey, 63% said it’s important to know a potential partner’s political views, though beliefs on when that conversation should happen vary.

Weeks away from the presidential election, OkCupid and Chispa are encouraging their users to get politically involved and share their views with those they match with on the dating sites.

In the months leading up to the presidential election, the apps had asked users whether they were registered to vote. If someone answered “no,” the user was directed to organizations that could get them on voter rolls.

Now OkCupid and Chispa are encouraging these voters to stay politically engaged and turn out to vote — all while finding romantic connections.

Going ‘beyond just casual
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