Is supporting soon-to-be President Donald Trump a dating dealbreaker? Clearly not, as it's not as though he got elected solely on the backs of single men and women. But regardless, politics can make any relationship a thorny proposition. Disagree strongly on the tax code or healthcare, and there's a chance you won't see eye-to-eye on how to properly load the dishwasher, either.
But if you're like most guys, while watching Friday's broadcast of Trump taking the oath of office over the Lincoln Bible your first thought will be, "why isn't someone touching my boner right now?" Thankfully, there's an app for that. Or rather, several apps. Because we clearly learned nothing from the tech or housing bubbles, there's no shortage of apps out there dedicated to helping you find love on your (or the opposite) side of the aisle. These are some of the best.
Founded by Trump supporter David Gross, it's pretty self-explanatory. Dating can be hard for people with (relatively) unpopular political views, especially if you're younger. Play your cards right, and it could be you playing "how many knuckles can I fit?" in the Washington Monument's bathroom with a bleach-blond Trump supporter from South Dakota wearing cutoff jorts and a #Deplorables hoodie. Dreams really do come true!
Many people support Donald Trump, but many, many more people do not. Some of those people will gin and bear it for the next four years. Others want to flee the country. But you can't just move to Canada, so MapleMatch promises to help emigrating Americans find a Canadian to marry them so that they can stay there legally. Or you can just sneak in. The wall's going on the other border, after all.
If you're a Republican but not so much a Trump supporter, you might want to try REP. The app is a Tinder clone, boasting swipe-based matching and an internal chat client. There are only a handful of reviews, however, and they aren't promising. Still, definitely worth a try if you live in a predominantly liberal area and are tired of wasting time taking girls on dates only to find out they wished Bernie Sanders was their dad. Speaking of…
Are your student loans a real kick in the nuts? Did you spend election week spamming internet comment sections with nonsense about "voting your conscience?" Do you use the word "woke" a lot? If so, you may want to check out BernieSingles. Much like its namesake's campaign, the service gathered a lot of steam quickly last year, but ultimately fizzled out seemingly as quickly as it appeared. They say they're coming back though, so maybe take another bong rip and add yourself to the list.
Much like the Democrats' messaging, LiberalHearts' website is out of touch and hasn't been updated since 2008. But they claim to have been making matches between like-minded liberals for 14 years and counting, which is noteworthy in today's come-and-go web environment. Also refreshing is the fact that rather than take a Tinder-like approach, LiberalHearts goes the eHarmony route and tries to match users based on a multitude of dimensions.
If you believe taxpayers should be able to smoke weed if they want but also think they shouldn't have to subsidize to social safety net (or you're a college sophomore who just discovered Ayn Rand), Libertarian Passions is the place for you. Believing in small government doesn't have to mean not believing in love in a big way. If you believe in free will, individual liberty, personal responsibility and reaching third base on the first date, you'll love Libertarian Passions.
With the tagline "Because liberals just don't get it," ConservativesOnly seems to cater to daters who care more about posting dank memes on Facebook than they do about actual conservative policies. And that's ok, there's someone for everyone. As a bonus, the site seems to have a footprint in multiple countries, because a closed border doesn't preclude an open heart. Comment "THIS. So much this" on that article where President Trump DESTROYS A Liberal Protester With Just One Tweet, and find your soulmate.
Are politics your thing? Like, your only thing? You may enjoy candiDate, the bipartisan dating app that takes the complicated process of matching two fully realized human beings and distils it down to which man in a bad tie you'd vote for. It's a swiper like a lot of others, but with a twist: rather than swiping on other users, you swipe yay or nay on 10 members of the House of Representatives, chosen based on your political leanings. Best suited for people who find national-level politics pedestrian, and would much rather bore the whole dinner table with a heated debate over who's more qualified to be deputy comptroller.
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