President Donald Trump’s own supporters are finding their online dating options severely limited ever since his election last November.
The Sacramento Bee reports that online dating sites such as Match and Tinder have seen a big increase in users explicitly saying in their profiles that they don’t want to date anyone who backs Trump.
“His presidency has created this new deal-breaker,” relationship coach Laurie Davis Edwards tells the Sacramento Bee. “I’ve never seen it like this before, where people say ‘no’ to Trump supporters, or they only want to date other Trump supporters… I have clients all over the country, and people are saying, ‘If you’re a Trump supporter, swipe left.”
22-year-old Alexandra Gonzalez, a Sacramento-area Trump supporter, tells the publication that it’s hard for her to wear her support “loud and proud,” since she’s also of Mexican heritage.
“It really does suck,” she said. “It’s something that I don’t necessarily say on a first date or even a second date… With such a controversial topic, it’s something that I tend to veer away from.”