There's even a dating site for Ayn Rand fans called The Atlasphere, which Evans described as "sort of a for aspiring Tea Party operatives."Even if the majority of online daters are reluctant to include their political affiliations on their online profiles -- and often hesitant to discuss them on their first few dates -- most people still end up with mates who are politically similar to themselves.
While this certainly is not a rule -- consider James Carville and Mary Matalin -- the study suggests that the couples shared the same political views at the start of the relationship as opposed to growing closer politically over the course of time.
Last week, Betabeat ran a feature about a common online dating scam: sites that buy and sell profiles to plump up their databases.
""I'm all for including political preferences" in online profiles, Evans said.
"I'm a liberal and this might be a generalization, but I think that what it comes down to is that Democrats are different from Republicans."For example, there's Democratic Singles for liberals and Republican Passions for conservatives.
To protect the identities of those sampled, the study did not disclose the name of the site, but Klofstad told Huff Post that it was free to use and allowed users to select their own dates (as opposed to some sites, notably e Harmony, which pick matches for users).
Laurie Davis, an online dating coach and founder of the dating consulting service e Flirt Expert, doesn't find the study results all that enlightening.
“If a man asks you for money on the Internet do not give it to him,” Mr. “It just boggles the mind how often women get fleeced.
Men get fleeced too–I got an email this morning, ‘she moved in with me burned down my house and took my money.'” Worse, Mr.
Now, through her website, classes and at events like the divorce expo Start Over Smart, Ms.