In today’s polarized political climate, it can be pretty tough out there if you’re single.
Whether you lean Right or Left — and whether or not you voted for Donald Trump in 2016 — can be romantic deal-breakers for a potential love interest.
“It’s true. I seriously would not and could not date someone who was going to vote for Hillary Clinton,” a 40-something female from Lubbock, Texas, told LifeZette.
“That would just tell me too much about them, and what they view as honest and important, and what their values are.”
Now, as of Monday, there’s a new game in town for those looking for love — and its tagline is “Make America Date Again.”
Welcome to Donald Daters, a new dating app that launched Monday for Apple and Android devices.
The app promises no Trump backlash and plenty of opportunity to make a connection with a fellow Trump supporter.
“For many young Trump supporters, liberal intolerance has made meeting and dating nearly impossible. Support for the president has become a dealbreaker instead of an icebreaker. That’s why we created a new platform for Trump supporters to meet people without being afraid of talking politics,” Emily Moreno, CEO of Donald Daters, said in a statement, according to Fox News.
Data from Wakefield Research found that one in 10 couples, both married and unmarried, ended their relationships over political differences, the Washington Examiner reported in May of 2017, about six months into Trump’s presidency.
For younger millennials, 22 percent of relationships were soured by politics.
Strikingly, one 73-year-old woman left her 22-year marriage when she found out her husband was planning on voting for Donald Trump.
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“It totally undid me that he could vote for Trump,” said Gayle McCormick, a Bernie Sanders fan — explaining how she felt “betrayed” by her husband, Bill McCormick’s, support for Trump.
Indeed, a 2016 survey from dating app Tinder found that 71 percent of online daters consider political differences to be a deal-breaker, as Fox News reported.
“I’m not looking right now, but I would give it a try, if I were,” said the Lubbock-area single to LifeZette about the Trump-inspired app. “It could even be a conversation starter — that first conversation can be so awkward. I can picture myself being able to say, ‘So what do you like about Trump? Why did you vote for him?’”
The app, which is “similar to other dating apps, like OKCupid and Tinder,” noted Fox News, gives users a new set of “matches” each day, based on various preset preferences.
Users can chat for free when a match is mutual, and block any potential liberals.
Many on Twitter seemed to like the idea:
— Karli Walton (@karliwalton) October 15, 2018
Can’t believe this is real. 😂 I love it!
— BanjoSam (@_BanjoSam) October 15, 2018
And, of course, there were the detractors out there who didn’t hold back.
I have a feeling DonaldDaters is going to be 98% creepy old white guys since that's most of the voting demographic.
— Casey (@CaseyLind) October 15, 2018
Sorry I don't want Donald anywhere near my date, or women in general
— Paul Vartan (@vartan84) October 15, 2018
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