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“Never equate a conservative with a vegan Marxist.” How the political divide has changed dating. – POLICY

Kaye said that in France, over the past three years, 75 percent of people surveyed on OKCupid said they would prefer to date someone who shared their political views, compared to 56 percent in the United States. Elsewhere in Europe, the figures were 73 percent in Spain. and 67 in Germany.

It could also explain why France, where the former center parties have been virtually wiped off the political map, is the only EU country with a dating app targeting supporters of just one camp. The pitch of Droite au coeur, a right-wing dating platform, is to “connect women and men who are proud of our country, and share the same values”.

It’s not just about apps that highlight and promote a separation between romance and politics. In Brussels, the NGO Fossil Free Politics organized a Valentine’s Day event entitled “Never Kissed a Lobbyist” based on the British slogan “Never Kissed a Tory”, used by politicians and opponents of the Conservative Party.

Michael Kaye said that in France, over the past three years, 75% of people surveyed on OKCupid said they would prefer to date someone who shared their political views, compared to 56% in the United States | Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images

Easier said than done

Can you keep politics out of the bedroom?

That’s what Georgia, a 20-something professional based in Brussels, tried to do in her previous long-term relationship. Georgia (not its real name) went so far as to call for a moratorium during the 2020 US presidential election which saw Joe Biden take on Donald Trump.

Indeed, there were tensions or arguments every time her boyfriend at the time, who at the time worked for a far-right member of the European Parliament, said something in favor of the right-wing firebrand . “For me it was very personal, even though he only saw it from afar,” said Georgia, who is half-American.

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