Percentage of dating online
Most daters on mainstream sites like OKCupid, Tinder and are white.
And the statistics say that most of those white men are looking to date someone who “share their racial background.” That means that, for the most part, black women’s profiles are passed by.
Heather Wilkerson, a single Democrat in Iowa, wears her political feelings on her sleeve, literally."My profile picture on the dating sites I am on is very, very liberal," Wilkerson said.
"I am wearing a shirt with a cat holding a gun, captioned 'Watch out Donald, this one’s armed!
Every so often I do get some words of encouragement, but those are few and far between."It's pretty discouraging stuff, but Wilkerson isn't giving up and neither should you.
Unless you really do feel better off just taking a break from it all for a while.
But dating site e Harmony has seen the reverse — a 35 percent spike in communication and membership following election day and inauguration day.
Not since 9/11 has the company seen such a jump in interest."We’ve noticed that in times of great national uncertainty our membership increases, often during times of the year when things are usually slow.
And not for the usual reasons like lack of chemistry or the person being nothing like their profile promised — but because of whom they voted for, and what political positions they support.Furthermore, 82 percent of Democrats said "it's more important that my matches' political views are similar to mine," versus 66 percent of Independents and 66 percent of Republicans.Additionally, 40 percent of Democrats, 34 percent of Independents and 22 percent of Republicans said, "It's more important for me to talk about politics early on in the date."Dawoon Kang, co-founder and COO of Coffee Meets Bagel, said that for the week of election day, Coffee Meets Bagel saw a decrease in activity and fewer sign-ups than usual — just as it did during the inauguration and the subsequent women's marches.Related: Maple Match Dating Site Hooks up Trump-Hating Singles with Canadians"It seems likely to us that a greater sense of unpredictability around the country is again driving a greater need for the emotional connection people find in a loving relationship," Langston told NBC News.The disparity in activity between CMB and e Harmony probably has a great deal to do with their respective business models and the types of users it targets.