Special interest dating websites
If similar political views bring people together on the campaign trail, why not in romance as well?That’s the concept behind two new dating websites for people on opposite sides of the political spectrum.and are named after the colors on a political map which indicate whether residents of an area vote predominantly Republican or Democrat.Political bedfellows “In college, I was active in a young Republican group at USC on campus," says Ashlee Bell, 25, who graduated from the University of Southern California."It was overwhelming because most of the people are liberals on campus.” Bell says she talks about politics all the time, even when she’s on a date.“People say, ‘OK, don’t talk about politics on your first date.’ Well, I want to know where they stand so I can decide if I want to go on a second date or not," she says.
They’re people holding the Romney posters or the Obama posters. They’re the types of folks that just love talking politics.” As on most dating web sites, users enter their educational information, where they live, and their interests, but they also answer questions about their views on a variety of social and economic issues.“Not all conservatives and liberals fall under the same orientation," Fondrier says."You might have a Republican from the Northeast, for instance, who is more economically conservative, but less socially conservative, or a southern Democrat who might be more socially conservative, but less economically conservative." When people log in, they are offerred a three-part political assessment, including questions on the economy, foreign policy and social views.“What I like about this site is that it really hones in on your interest and how you feel about the world," Bell says."Before I knew this one existed, I was surfing the other websites.