Would You Date A Trump Supporter? Most People Would Rather Be Single For 4 Years, Survey Says
As we get closer to Election Day 2016, the country remains heavily divided. According to Pew Research Center, 58 percent of Hillary Clinton supporters say they'd have a hard time respecting someone who supports Donald Trump, and four in 10 Trump supporters say they'd have a difficult time respecting Clinton supporters. What has become very clear this past year is that Trump supporters and Clinton supporters are so different that, honestly, it might be time to invent a new word for just how different they actually are.
Taking that into consideration, dating app Sapio, surveyed 2,000 Americans, with an average age of 34, 47 percent of whom were women and 53 percent were men, across the United States. Of those surveyed, 66 percent were Millennials, 26 percent were Generation X, and eight percent were Baby Boomers. The survey entitled, Dump or Date, shows that when it comes to the possibility of dating a Trump supporter, a lot of people would rather do anything else, like, seriously, anything else.
Although 20 percent of those surveyed are planning to vote for Trump, with 31 percent of them being Baby Boomers, 23 percent being Gen Xers, and 18 percent being Millennials, the remaining 80 percent who plan to vote for anyone but Trump had some interesting ideas about what would be better than dating a Trump supporter. Take a look:
1. People Would Rather Be Single For Four Years
While being single is actually pretty amazing, not everyone sees it in their five-year (or four year) plan — except when Trump is involved. According to the stats, 60 percent would rather be single for four years than date a Trump supporter. However, when asked about being single forever, only 33 percent said they’d take that route, as opposed to dating someone who’s supporting Trump.
2. More Than Half Of People Would Rather Date Someone Who Can’t Read
For 54 percent of those surveyed, dating someone who can’t read is far better than dating a Trump supporter. Sure, they can’t read your texts or emails, so they’re always late to meet you, but I guess that’s nothing compared to someone who keeps telling you that Trump is going to make America great again.
3. For Some, A Convicted Felon Is More Desirable
Although the percentage isn’t huge aka “yuge,” 37 percent would rather date a convicted felon than a Trump supporter and 13 percent would rather date a convicted sex offender. Interestingly, more women, at 39 percent, would rather date a convicted felon, compared to 34 percent of women, and 15 percent of men, compared to 11 percent of women, would rather date the convicted sex offender.
4. More Than 50 Percent Prefer Smokers Over Trump Supporters
For 51 percent of participants, dating a smoker is better than dating a Trump supporter. When broken down into gender, more woman than men, at 56 percent to 45 percent, would rather bring a smoker home to mom.
5. Over 30 Percent Would Rather Date Someone Unattractive
Although beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of course, of those surveyed, 38 percent would rather date someone they found unattractive than a Trump supporter. By gender, 49 percent of women and only 27 percent of men could get on board with this idea.
6. Most People Would Rather Date Someone Who Lives At Home
While living with your parents might seem like something to be embarrassed about, in an election year with Donald Trump, it’s no big deal. A whopping 62 percent would rather date someone who lives at home than a Trump supporter. Millennials, especially, are most comfortable with this alternative — maybe because many of them are living at home. Not that there's anything wrong with that!
7. 20 Percent Would Rather Date Their COUSIN
According to the findings, although the majority of people would rather date a Trump supporter than their cousin, there’s still that 20 percent that remains. Women, at 21 percent, are more open to the idea of "keep it in the family" love than men, at 20 percent.
8. Communists Are Almost As Appealing As Trump Supporters
When asked about dating a communist or Marxist versus a Trump supporter, 54 percent would prefer the Trump supporter. But when divided into men and women, almost 50 percent of each, at 47 percent and 46 percent, respectively, chose a commie over a Trump… Trumpian? Or whatever the Trump supporters are calling themselves these days.
9. Trump Supporters Are Better Than Serial Cheaters
When it comes to serial cheaters, we’re looking at the same percentage as those who would date their cousin — 20 versus 80 percent. By generation, the Gen X crowd, compared to both Millennials and Baby Boomers, are more likely to accept the serial cheater over the Trump supporter.
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