And while conservative Republicans are turned off by a date “with strong opinions,” this trait turns a liberal Democrat on. But let’s say you’re a male liberal Democrat who has just met a gorgeous, smart and amusing conservative Republican and you’re heading out on your first date. Well first off, she will expect you to pay the bill.
And if you try and make a move, forget it—you’re not likely to get to first base.
In this second annual survey of Singles in America, we asked over 5000 single men and women of different ethnic and religious backgrounds, regions of the country, sexual orientations and age cohorts what they “must have” in a partner.
We then correlated their “must haves” with their political affiliation— as either a conservative Republican, moderate Republican, moderate Democrat, liberal Democrat, Independent or Libertarian. We found that significantly more conservative Republicans singles say they someone with a sense of humor and who has life of their own, someone who can communicate their wants and needs, someone comfortable with their own sexuality and with the same level of education, and someone who respects them.
Obviously, not all liberal women are that hardline (including many close friends of mine).
And there’s no point stereotyping liberals as nonshowering, socks-with-sandals, wussy granola types.
Conservative Republicans are far less likely to approve of kissing in public— but they aren’t squares.
Almost 49% of single conservative Republicans have had a one-night stand (as opposed to 65% of liberal Democrats).Time to suppress aching feelings when walking past Tiffany’s. As a rather happily single New Yorker, those things don’t worry me. Surrounded by liberals here in the home of hipster Brooklyn and Occupy Wall Street, as a conservative with years of dating lefties, I’m unabashedly declaring my freedom.“You unromantic cur, how dare you discriminate against someone for their political beliefs? “You’re shutting yourself off to the magical, unknowable algorithmic elixir of love! ”Here in the Big Apple, I meet conservative guys who say they’re shot down by liberal women over politics. Bush.” Yes, that’s weird you have his visage in your room, but buck up, Dubya fan!You dodged unsexy pillow talk about why one-percenters are the devil and how Che Guevara is a hottie.They've spent their careers fighting for hallmark conservative values including school choice, opposition to abortion, limited government and a strong national defense."I can’t believe he even employs anybody who would post such a thing if he didn’t do it himself," wrote Elizabeth Ames Coleman, a former Texas Railroad Commission chairwoman who also served in the Texas House, in an email."Is everybody just so desensitized by the barrage of gutter-level talk that they don’t recognize it anymore?That’s as lame as stereotyping conservatives as gun-obsessed, uncreative, heartless jerks who enjoy tossing orphans into the streets.