I should have listened to her more.""I'll hold out hope for a reconciliation," Baier concluded. We started off as best friends and that's what I miss the most from her—her friendship. When something happens, my natural instinct still is to call her and tell her everything.In the treacherous, amusing and sometimes rewarding world of online dating, Donald Trump has become the newest way to find – or reject – a romantic match. “Trump voters please swipe left, and go to your room and think about what you’ve done,” wrote another Tinder user, referring to the way to dismiss a potential date in the app. Dating, online and off, is more supercharged with politics than it’s ever been, said online dating experts who specialize in matchmaking.Match has a term for this: the “love deficit.” And it’s more significant under Trump than it was during Barack Obama’s presidency.“Four years ago, after the re-election of President Obama, all areas – blue and red – had an increase in dating activity, showing that the ‘love deficit’ between liberals and conservatives is unique to this election,” Match said.In a separate 2016 Pew study on partisanship and political animosity, 55 percent of Democrats said the Republican Party makes them “afraid,” and 49 percent of Republicans said the same thing about the Democratic Party.
“Politics has moved into the bedroom,” said Julie Spira, a Los Angeles-based online dating coach who created It would never work,” one user says in the opener to his bio on Tinder, a popular mobile dating platform that boasts 26 million matches per day. Since his election, the president has become a new measure of compatibility – much like someone’s age, religion, wanting kids or simply finding things in common. well, in this crazy day and age, first and foremost, someone who did not vote for Trump,” says a profile on Bumble, a dating app in which women make the first move.“I think that’s true wherever you are, and for both genders. If you’re opinionated about him, you’re opinionated about him.” With some more open about politics in dating, some Trump supporters say they’re less inclined to talk about who they voted for.“It really does suck,” said Alexandra Gonzalez, 22, who lives in Sacramento and voted for Trump.