The first 100 days of the Trump presidency were, well, a bit wild. There鈥檚 been a lot of debate, a lot of controversy, and a聽whole lot of amazing political moments on SNL. We鈥檙e willing to bet that your relationships have聽also undergone some serious changes in the last few months 鈥 and that includes your approach to love. According to a recent survey about聽dating and politics from matchmaking聽site聽Plenty of Fish, you鈥檙e not alone.

POF surveyed over 7,000 singles in early April to gauge the temperature of the dating scene during these super polarizing times. Among the respondents, there was a nearly even split between Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. While only 61 percent of participants voted in the presidential election, they still had some pretty strong feelings about the current political state. Those major emotions are almost evenly聽divided: 37 percent say they鈥檙e angry or disappointed in the outcome of the 2016 election, and 38 percent say they鈥檙e ecstatic.

You鈥檇 think this would lead most singles to avoid聽dating people with political views that are drastically different from their own. Not the case. In fact, only 17 percent admitted that聽they wouldn鈥檛 date someone who voted for the other candidate. Of the 53 percent that would date 鈥渙utside of their political comfort zone,鈥 there was a clear gender divide: 62 percent of men vs. 39 percent of women. The survey also found that聽Trump鈥檚 reputation with Democrats and Independents hasn鈥檛 tainted their views of his datable聽supporters. Fifty-five percent of women and 75 percent of men say they鈥檇 date a Trump supporter.

That鈥檚 super surprising, since political conversations have been really touchy (we never want to relive last Thanksgiving鈥檚 debate with our extended family) for a few years. Maybe so many singles are able to avoid dating horror stories by dodging聽the topic altogether. Twenty-seven percent of singles think bringing up politics on a first聽date聽is聽always a no-no, and聽43 percent of them聽say that politics should only be discussed on a date when the聽other person brings it up.

鈥淚t鈥檚 apparent that broaching this subject for the first time may be difficult and could lead to some challenging conversations,鈥 POF鈥檚 communications manager Shannon Smith says. 鈥淭alking about politics during dates is a complicated and touchy subject in today鈥檚 heated political environment.鈥

Now that we鈥檙e 100 days into Trump鈥檚 administration (like it or not!), Smith has a few tips for singles who are still looking for love online (or elsewhere) in these potentially contentious times.

1. Prioritize. Understand the topics that are most meaningful聽to you politically. 鈥淏y having a clear vision of the issues that are most important to you, you鈥檒l leave room to connect with someone who may not have the same stance or viewpoint as you,鈥 Smith says.

2. Be open-minded.聽We don鈥檛 expect you to fall head-over-heels in love with someone who sees聽everything differently than you do, but that doesn鈥檛 mean you can鈥檛 keep your mind the tiniest bit open to people with alternate political views. 鈥淭rain yourself to think, 鈥榃here is this person鈥檚 point of view coming from?鈥 Listen to them,鈥 Smith says.

3. Be transparent.聽These are important discussions that are going to come up sooner or later, so there鈥檚 no need to avoid them for too long. Be honest and put all of those cards on the table now to avoid additional tension in the future. 鈥淚f a political topic or issue comes up, be prepared to share your opinion in an honest and positive manner,鈥 Smith says.

How do you deal with dating in the current political climate? Tweet us @BritandCo!聽

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