A survey conducted by OKCupid found that voting is an important issue for dating, making it more likely for users to get matches and messages.
Election years have a big impact on our daily lives, increasing our stress levels, tensions between political parties and even the amount of guns that are sold. Politics also play a role in dating.
According to a survey conducted by OKCupid, voting is a very important issue for its members. In fact, more than a half-million members said they wouldn’t date someone who didn’t vote.
OKCupid broke down the results by state, showing how members feel about prominent political issues. Results show that 91% of OKCupid female members were registered to vote compared to 89% of men. The site also broke down voters by generation, with Baby Boomers being the largest percentage of registered voters.
Fifty-percent of users said that the question “Are you registered to vote?” was important for them when finding a match. People who are registered to vote are 63% more likely to get a match and 83% more likely to receive a message. They’re also more likely to be seen as self confident, valuing intelligence over looks, enjoying discussions of politics, being more open with their feelings and, for some reason, enjoying the taste of beer.
In order to encourage people to vote, OKCupid is launching a badge, asking users if they’re registered to vote. If users select Yes, a badge will be automatically be added to their profiles. If people select No, then OKCupid will open a link in their device that’ll allow people to register.
“Now more than ever, daters want to connect with people who share their values,” said OKCupid CEO Ariel Charytan. “Over the past few years, people on OkCupid have become more vocal about today’s leading issues — from climate change to voting rights.”
OKCupid previously released some stats on politics and how important it is for their members, with many claiming that they’d be unable to date someone from their opposing political party. It’s 2020 and it’s impossible to sweep politics under the rug.