I think it’s hard to meet people that you’re going to have things in common with if you’re not putting your actual interests out there.” If your political ideology is going to be a deal-breaker for someone, is it worth figuring out before you go to the effort of putting on liquid eye-liner? Some men expressed relief to find someone who shared their politics. After matching with one man and swapping numbers, his text opener was to berate her for voting for Trump.
After sharing his disgust, he reassured her that he would still go out with her, an offer that she politely declined.
Flicking through Tinder, in the interest of immersive journalism, I kept seeing a biography specific to 2017.
The photos were interchangeable: the look-at-me-with-my-niece-I’m-good-with-kids shot, the body-shot, and the look-I-visited-Machu-Pichu shot.
The 24-year-old meets women in many ways: IRL (in real-life), on Facebook and Tinder.
For some in the city, it’s the latest dating deal breaker.
Many of the single people I spoke to for this piece, on both sides of the political spectrum, wanted to remain anonymous.
The morning after last year’s presidential election results, Mike Lagana went to work in Manhattan.
His usual commute to the site where he was employed at the time, right beside Trump Tower, took an extra 45 minutes because he had to navigate the throngs of protestors that surrounded the President-elect’s residence.
On two of the main dating apps used by New Yorkers – Tinder and Bumble – you swipe right if interested in the person (and hope they do too, for a match) and left to reject the candidate.