Politics can be a sticky topic to bring up on dates.After all, half of young people saya different political affiliationwould be a dating deal-breaker and one-third say they bring politics up on first dates to weed out those with different values.But that latter group might not want to take what their dates say at face value, especially if they claim to be Democrats.
According to asurveyby the dating siteWhatsYourPrice, 57 percent of Republicans would lie about their political affiliation on a date—or already have.Democrats appear far more comfortable expressing their political beliefs: Only 18 percent said they'd lie on a first date about their political affiliation.
Perhaps Republicans are trying to skirt conflict with their dates, since some data suggest they're in the minority.WhatsYourPrice found that 34 percent of the 70,000 members it surveyed were Democrats while 27 percent were Republicans (the rest listed their affiliation as "other").And according toMatch's data, there are twice as many Democrats as Republicans among the single American population.So, it's understandable that they may be guarded about their politics.
"The conservative stance on many social issues, such as gay rights and contraception, are quite controversial, so it's no surprise many singles would be tight�-lipped about their affiliation, especially early on in a relationship," WhatsYourPrice's founder and CEO Brandon Wade said in a press release.
The problem, of course, is that while keeping your politics on the down-low might be easy on a first date, it'll get harder to keep that lie going as a relationship progresses.