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November 24, 2012
When Opposites Don't Attract: Partisan-Based Dating Websites for Internet Match-Making
While political opposites may make interesting couples, the successful "James Carville-Mary Matalin" hook-ups appear to be pretty rare. So here's a big dating hat tip to ATL's Non-Sequiturs: 11.20.12 for this gem. "Want to avoid dating Democrats or (Republicans)? There’s an app — okay, two websites — for that." The sites are designed to filter those awkward political converations from Internet courtship "by matching users only with people who share their political affiliation, via a sophisticated series of questions on individual viewpoints."
Erin Gloria Ryan's Jezebel post provides information on websites to allow one to screen out Republicans or Democrats for dating purposes. I view this post as a PSA for those in the government sector who are still doing the dating thing (unlike this aging and decrepit public sector law librarian) and who can fall into the trap of dating someone who is not "politically correct" by party affiliation. Just remember, politics is local. Luckily the Blog Widow votes Republican. [JH]