Members of Generation Z are coming forward with stories of dating difficulties caused by the intense and growing political divide between men and women of their generation.
In one piece for him Free Press, Gen Z journalist Rikki Schlott shares stories of her peers who are trying to break into the dating pool, which is full of highly politicized and very online candidates.
Schlott spoke to a 25-year-old graduate student in Washington, D.C., who told him that, as a traditional conservative, he masks his political identity completely before and during dates with his contemporaries.
“You just have to assume that most girls are progressive and constantly trying to make sure they don’t say the wrong thing,” she said.
“On first dates I’m usually just trying to gauge where they’re coming from while confusing my views.”
A compiled sample of some of the political positions posted by young, cosmopolitan women on dating apps.
Numerous recent reports illustrate the growing political divide between the Gen Z genders.
Young women are liberal and moving further to the left every day. While young men have become markedly conservative in the last half decade, a pattern that has been developing for at least ten years.
The data reflects that women are especially reluctant to date across parties, setting up a dynamic that could eventually lead to demographic collapse.
The majority of young American women (about 55 percent) say they won’t date a man who listens to Joe Rogan’s incredibly popular podcast.
On the other side of the equation, 64 percent of young men think identifying as a communist is a red flag.
Saying “Black Lives Matter” was also found to be a turn-off for a third of young men, while nearly two-thirds of young men say supporting “Black Lives Matter” is a green flag.
American politics are not the only ones that impact the love lives of young people.
In England, Germany, and especially South Korea, men are taking a sharp turn to the right, while women remain left.
In South Korea, women, in response to what they see as a sexist society that does not allow women to prosper, have stopped having babies.
In what has been called the ‘4B Movement’, women refuse to marry, date, have children, and have heterosexual sex. The birth rate has fallen to a dismal 0.78 births per woman.
Young women are liberal and moving further to the left every day. While young men have become markedly conservative over the past half-decade, a pattern that has been developing for at least 10 years
A survey conducted by Change Research asked 1,033 men and women ages 18 to 34 what behaviors are considered green or red flags in a partner.
Schlott writes that anecdotally, modern app dating has become a codified exercise for men and an exhibitionist display of progressivism for women.
Young men, he says, label themselves “moderate” if they are conservative, and “liberal” if they are moderate.
In one of those cases he told her that he pretends to “be awake” because “some guy” has to get laid.”
The 25-year-old graduate student said, “To say you’re conservative is a death wish.”
Women, on the other hand, project their politics in an open and radical way.
“I feel strangely attracted to: comrades,” one woman wrote on a popular dating app.
“My love language is: Marxist political theory.”
‘Let’s make sure we’re on the same page about: Covid is real. Land back. Mask and vaccine. LGBTQIA2+. Anticapitalism. BLM. ANTIFA. Universal basic income/health care. trans rights Socialism. FINISH. (Palestinian flag emoji),’ reads a particularly progressive, but not especially unique, profile of a young woman from Brooklyn, according to Schlott.
It’s a trend that shows no signs of slowing as the divide continues to divide young daters.