Dating Today 'Really Does Suck' — At Least For Those Who Voted Trump

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Polarizing President Donald Trump has created a new battlefield when it comes to love and relationships — especially for those who support him.

Dating is hard enough — but how about if you're a supporter of arguably the most polarizing United States president of the modern age?

Apparently, there aren't many fish in the sea looking for Trump supporters, according to The Sacramento Bee. The volatile political climate has "supercharged" people's political opinions into unprecedented deal-breakers — especially online. (After all, 15 percent of all Americans have used a dating app or website, with the number only growing.)

Pew study from 2016 showed that 70 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of Republicans think that their political beliefs say a lot "about the kind of person they are." When it comes to Trump, support speaks volumes when you consider all the racist and sexist statements he's made.

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A Time op-ed written by Jill Filipovic in September 2016 urged women to dump their "soft misogynist" boyfriends who vote for Trump.

"...if your partner's response to bigotry is 'So what,' that tells you everything you need to know about their character," she wrote. 

During the election, Bumble app users could apply Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump filters on their profile. Even now, months after the election, you'll encounter numerous Tinder profiles telling Trump supporters to swipe left, aka "no, thanks."

"Trump voters please swipe left, and go to your room and think about what you've done," one Tinder user's biography said, according to The Sacramento Bee.

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In fact, the divide has driven the creation of a Trump supporter dating site, TrumpSingles.com, according to Fortune. The tagline, obviously, is "Make dating great again."

The transparency of where your political beliefs lie is helpful in a way, as people have become embarrassed to admit to being Trump supporters on first dates.

"It really does suck," Alexandra Gonzalez, a Trump supporter and Mexican-American, told The Sacramento Bee. "So it's something that I don't necessarily say on a first date, or even a second date, unless someone brings it up to me."

Even matchmakers have noticed a spike in people wanting matches with similar political viewpoints, Politico reported.

Those who have previously dated Republicans have raised their standards following such an ugly election.

"I think it's one thing to be a Republican, and it's one thing to support Donald Trump," Clinton supporter Katie Oldenburg said to Politico. "It's a character and morals thing more than it is a politics thing."

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