As my brief jaunt on a Republican dating site confirmed, we're transcending the current partisan political divide in the way we date — and it's a positive indicator of what a new generation of politics can look like.
Thankfully, cross-party dating success isn't limited to TV.
Juandelle Roberts, center, from Midland, Texas, waves her American flag as she, the Texas delegation, and the entire general assembly give Carrie Almond, the president of the National Federation of Republican Women, a standing ovation at the beginning of the general session on Sunday in Philadelphia.
The youngest woman to hold a state office in America took the stage in a Center City hotel ballroom to rapturous cheers from the crowd who had campaigned to get her there: the National Federation of Republican Women.
"Overall, we have slight differences, but what I am most thankful for is that we can have healthy, passionate debates without discrediting each other or taking anything personally," she said.
"We both respect each other's opinions and views, which is 100% necessary if you're dating someone who has a different ideology than you."This kind of openness applies to young men too.
(A reporter’s questions about Trump’s own statements on women, several hours after the president tweeted an gif of himself hitting Clinton with a golf ball, were met with mostly eye rolls.) Almond was riding high: in her two years at the head of the 79-year-old organization, Republicans have won the House, the Senate, and the White House (and, nearly everyone kept reminding themselves, a Supreme Court seat to boot). spent most of last year on a touring bus nicknamed “Rosie,” campaigning for Trump and other Republican candidates in 39 states.
"My new relationship with a Republican is easy-going, honest and happy.
To the members of the National Federation of Republican Women, that’s not a contradiction.
“It’s just not fair to put all women in the same basket,” Carrie Almond, the outgoing NFRW president, said in an interview on Sunday.
I spoke to Billy (name has been changed) who says that although he recently ended things with a conservative woman, he doesn't let that discourage him from dating outside of his own political ideology."There's no screening and I'm not vetting people based on what party they align themselves with," he told over the phone.
He said that "a person's political position at the end of the day matters less," adding, "It's more about the reasons behind their position than any kind of label they attach themselves." That open-mindedness isn't just love speaking; it's an encouraging indicator of a political tolerance for a whole generation.