According to the annual "Singles in America" study, your date's political affiliations can tell you a lot more than who they'd marry, date, or dump in a Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Ralph Nader situation. Among the findings? Democrats are total floozies while Republicans are really concerned about money.
As the image above illustrates, Democrats seek out partners who are respectful, humorous, and comfortable with their sexuality. Republicans look for people with the same values, same fiscal views, and same desire for marriage. Democratic men find opinionated dates a turn-on, and are more likely to have sex on the first date. Republican men, on the other hand, are turned on by "conservative dress" and career ambitions. But they might get pissy if you have too many guy friends.
Let's take a look at the complete party preference breakdown, shall we?
Liberal Democrats were more likely than moderate Republicans to say they need a partner who….
- Treats them with respect
- Has a sense of humor
- Is comfortable with sexuality
- Is physically attractive
- Is comfortable communicating
- Has a sense of independence
- Has a similar level of education
Conservative Republicans were more likely to say they need a partner who….
- Shares the same values
- Has the same view on money
- Is the same religion
- Is interested in marriage
- Is close with their family
- Is of the same ethnic background
- Has the same political affiliation
Another interesting tidbit? Single Republicans are more likely to have been divorced. They're also slightly more likely to have been married twice.
So there's some more "what your politics say about you" info for you. Now if they would just do a conclusive study on what your voter registration indicates about your favorite color, season, and ice cream flavor, we could do away with dating profiles altogether.