THE old phrase says, “never discuss religion, sex, politics, or money,” referring to public discussions in polite company. It’s something that’s been repeated over the years, with people applying it to family dinners, corporate meetings, and first dates, but according to new research from the dating app. BumblebeeThis is all about to change.
According to dating and relationship experts, 1 in 4 people on Bumble said it’s important for their partner to actively engage in politics and social causes and, in fact, it makes them more attractive.
Additionally, this is more common among women, with 1 in 3 (33%) women saying it turns them off if someone they’re dating isn’t aware of current societal issues.
Why we need to talk more openly about politics with potential partners
With so many problems happening in the world For now, it’s perhaps unsurprising that singles are looking to date people who are actively engaged in politics and aware of how the political landscape impacts people on a global scale.
Talk to Cosmopolitanrelationship expert Laurel House said, “Some people may think that ‘taboo’ topics should be avoided on a first date, but that’s actually not the right strategy if you’re looking for something real and long term.
Furthermore, according to the Institute of Family StudiesIn the United States, only 21% of marriages are now “politically mixed,” which is a decline from 2016, when 30% of marriages were found to be.
Of course, politics is much more than party representation and, ultimately, much of our politics comes down to our core values. According to Psychology Today: “Your romantic partner should be able to fulfill your core values. Problems will arise and you will have obstacles to overcome in your relationship. Having compatible core values will give you the strength and camaraderie to overcome these obstacles together.
Other dating trends identified for 2024
Even though the age gaps are so large hot topic in 2023, it turns out that most single people… don’t care. 2 in 3 singles said age is not a deciding factor when dating and 59% of women said they are open to dating someone younger than them.
We’re also expected to be deeply ingrained in our feelings next year, with 32% saying emotional intimacy is more important than sex to them and 25% of men saying they’ve recently changed their behavior, becoming more vulnerable and more open with the people they are. dating than ever.
Additionally, 1 in 3 people actively practice “slow dating” and pay attention to the length of their encounters to ensure quality rather than quantity, even more so among women. In fact, more than one in three women (36%) actively seek out people who value both time and personal care.
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