The polarized political environment has clearly impacted the married generations older than us.Given how cynical young people supposedly are about dating, you'd think that it was ruining courtship too.A of married couples found that only 9% were cross-party pairs.And it's gotten worse in recent years: In 1960, 4% of Democrats and 5% of Republicans said they'd be displeased if their children married an opposing party member; in 2010, those numbers to 33% of Democrats and 49% of Republicans.I think that many conservatives are stereo-typically misrepresented in their interest of other races, and their geographic location may be more racially homogeneous, therefore if they want to date outside their race, they need to do it online.” This new data may indicate that there’s a higher interest in interracial dating in red states than is perceived on the surface because of it’s anonymity and ubiquitousness.“The demand is there because it might be harder for people to gauge who might be open to dating interracially,” says Rob Thompson , founder of Interracial After all, with our ever-growing pool of , today's dating world lends itself to pickiness even without the added layer of political disagreement.
Most of these states vehemently opposed interracial marriage during the riotous Civil Rights era, with Alabama , the last holdout, formally legalizing it as late as the year 2000.We’re drilled from grade school and beyond that as a white person, your people oppressed black people.It makes you a bit reluctant to approach a woman for fear that you might be rejected.Until we reach that point, we'll settle for photos of Boeh-Losi's near-makeouts.RENO – As per usual, the 2012 election heats up to a frenzy as the country is divided between red and blue states, conservative and liberal.I spoke to Billy (name has been changed) who says that although he recently ended things with a conservative woman, he doesn't let that discourage him from dating outside of his own political ideology."There's no screening and I'm not vetting people based on what party they align themselves with," he told over the phone.He said that "a person's political position at the end of the day matters less," adding, "It's more about the reasons behind their position than any kind of label they attach themselves." That open-mindedness isn't just love speaking; it's an encouraging indicator of a political tolerance for a whole generation.Kristin Zanotti, a 24-year-old professional from Boston, identifies as a Democrat and vocal feminist and has been joyously paired with a Republican for almost two years."My new relationship with a Republican is easy-going, honest and happy.With online dating, you don’t have that fear or anxiety of wondering if you ask a girl out on a date she would say, ‘Oh no I could never date you because you’re white.” *State rankings based on member registrations since 2008..action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before.action_button:hover .count:before.u-margin-left--sm.u-flex.u-flex-auto.u-flex-none.bullet.