Dating across political lines

04-May-2017 20:04 by 2 Comments

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"One of the things we don’t tease out in our studies is whether the effect is a general social judgment, or a romantic dating/mating judgment," Nicholson said."There are all kinds of important life outcomes that can be affected by this sort of thing." The results might stem from what scholars have called a trend toward “emotion-based or affective polarization” in the United States in recent decades.

I was about 15 minutes into a date with a woman I met on Ok Cupid when ...The effect is due to something researchers call “in-group bias.” That means that people in a social or cultural group tend to evaluate members of their own group more positively and people outside of that group more negatively.Past research has suggested that these negative feelings arise especially under conditions where different groups are competing — like politics.When they weren’t told about the political leanings of the person in the photograph, Republicans and Democrats found the person equally attractive.But when the survey respondent was told that person supported a different political candidate from them, men and women of both parties reported the people in the photographs as being less attractive.“I would date a moderate conservative; I don’t know about a staunch conservative,” said Josh Brody, 41, an oncologist and assistant professor at Mount Sinai Hospital who is a Democrat, adding, “I think it’s important to look at the whole person.” There also emerged a “James Carville/Mary Matalin” pattern: singles who cited some degree of political difference between partners as making romantic relationships more exciting.

These tended to be highly politically engaged individuals.

suggests that finding out that someone is of a different political party can influence perceptions of how that person looks.

"People are likely to see people from the other political party as less attractive, and we found that for both men and women," said Stephen Nicholson, the study's lead author.

Some cited concerns about harmony in a future family.

“I don’t want to hear, ‘Mommy, Daddy says you’re evil because you’re a Republican!

The study was carried out during the 2012 presidential election, part of a larger research project about political issues.