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Those looking for love online are more likely to state they have Zach Galifianakis' physique than John Stewart's political leanings when they compose their profiles, according to a new study.Given that approximately seven out of 10 couples have shared political preferences, Casey Klofstad, an associate professor in political science at the University of Miami and his co-researchers set out to investigate whether politics plays a role in bringing people together, at least online.To protect the identities of those sampled, the study did not disclose the name of the site, but Klofstad told Huff Post that it was free to use and allowed users to select their own dates (as opposed to some sites, notably e Harmony, which pick matches for users).According to a press release from Brown University, other findings include: DO POLITICS AND DATING MIX?"There are many instances where I’ve met people and gone on dates with people that don’t agree with me politically.It really impacts how I feel about them.” That’s why she was delighted to find "We wanted to see if people were willing to use their political preference as plumage, if you will, to lure dates," said Klofstad."We found out that the answer was no." In fact, the study, titled “Do bedroom eyes wear political glasses?
Political bedfellows “In college, I was active in a young Republican group at USC on campus," says Ashlee Bell, 25, who graduated from the University of Southern California.
"It was overwhelming because most of the people are liberals on campus.” Bell says she talks about politics all the time, even when she’s on a date.
“People say, ‘OK, don’t talk about politics on your first date.’ Well, I want to know where they stand so I can decide if I want to go on a second date or not," she says.
Furthermore, 82 percent of Democrats said "it's more important that my matches' political views are similar to mine," versus 66 percent of Independents and 66 percent of Republicans.
Additionally, 40 percent of Democrats, 34 percent of Independents and 22 percent of Republicans said, "It's more important for me to talk about politics early on in the date." Dawoon Kang, co-founder and COO of Coffee Meets Bagel, said that for the week of election day, Coffee Meets Bagel saw a decrease in activity and fewer sign-ups than usual — just as it did during the inauguration and the subsequent women's marches.
As an Orthodox Jew, Jeff* is not leaving anything to chance: He prays every morning that he will find a wife, attends big religious singles events and maintains active profiles on three different Jewish dating sites.