Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, March 05, 2018

Washington has the most singles actively dating and using dating apps, according to a recent Time Out ranking, so it's not surprising that political standoffs would take place in packed bars and Bumble conversations. The League, a selective dating app, says its DC users are 15 times more likely to mention politics in their bios since the 2016 presidential election, and one-third say they wouldn't date someone with contrasting political beliefs. In a city as overwhelmingly Democratic as DC, the combination of lingering anger over Hillary Clinton‘s loss and President Trump‘s existence makes it tricky for conservatives to date across party lines. "A lot of times you'll connect with someone [on an app] and they'll Google you, find out you worked for Trump's campaign, and then it's pretty much all downhill from there," says a Trump Administration official.




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People who work in right-wing media say they don't have it any better.

"The political divide has gotten so wide that a lot of younger liberals don't have any interest in meeting conservatives," says a reporter at a conservative media company. Working for a right-wing publication is such an obstacle to dating in DC, he doesn't put his employer on any dating apps and avoids talking about it until meeting someone face-to-face, he says.

"The policies and these things that are attached to the right whether or not you're a supporter of Trump have been pre-supposed on you, and it's like a black mark," says another reporter at the same outlet, who describes himself as a moderate conservative.

He once brought a woman back to his place, and while checking out his bookshelf, she noticed some books by conservative thinkers, he says. "She was like, ‘Oh no. First question: Did you vote for Trump?'," the reporter says. He told her no, but that he was conservative. "She was like ‘I have to get out of here. I can't see you,' and left."


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Gee I wonder why?

Chad Smith

Likes: Ayn Rand,
Dislikes: Taxes, the NSA

"Hi, I'm Chad. I'm a virgin with a bachelor's in poli-sci and I believe lobbyist controlled old men should have more control over your body than you. I don't drink coffee but we can grab some Monster Energy."

#1 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-03-05 10:28 PM | Reply

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