New Dating Survey Reveals Political Affiliation's Significance in Relationships

SeekingArrangement.com conducted a survey through the continental United States, using 4,000 members from the website, which revealed the percentage of American’s whose political affiliation affected their relationships when choosing a partner. The full study reveals each state’s percentage, separated by genders.

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 08, 2012

A recent survey by SeekingArrangement.com, the world’s largest dating website that matches wealthy individuals with attractive people, revealed the importance of political affiliation when it comes to relationships and choosing a partner. The survey polled 4,000 of its more than 1.7 million members with equal numbers based on gender and location. Results found that on average 51.5% of American women and 59% of American men found partisanship a significant factor in their love lives.

“We decided not to separate based on member type for this survey in order to access the situation according to gender and location, not income,” says Brandon Wade, CEO and Founder of SeekingArrangement.com. “The results surprised our team because of the gap between genders for each region.”

The following are results based on the four regions of the United States on whether partisanship affected how men and women chose partners, as well as their love lives. Percentages for each state are available in the full survey.

West: 71% of women found partisanship to play a significant role in their love lives, while 34% of men said the same.
Mid-West: 25% of women found partisanship to play of significant role in their love lives, while 69% of men said the same.
South: 62% of women found partisanship to play a significant role in their love lives, while 84% of men said the same.
East: 48% of women found partisanship to play a significant role in their love lives, while 49% of men said the same.

When asked how partisanship affected their relationships, those polled cited communication, preconceived notions, the stress and fear of backlash from their friends and peers, as well as a constant feeling of betrayal. For example, Janine, a graduate from Arizona State University who now lives in San Bernardino, California, is “pro-choice” and believes in the potential of “Obama Care”, so she is registered as a Democrat. While her ex-boyfriend, Vince, was “pro-life” and had a strong stance against gun control, but stood as an independent voter. “Our conversations would go from a light-hearted topic, or even talking about a bill, then one thing would lead to another we’d find ourselves in a heated discussion,” says Janine. “I felt betrayed and just a general disbelief that someone I really liked could believe in such things, let alone argue with me about them.”

On SeekingArrangement.com, wealthy men and women sign-up to meet attractive individuals often referred to as “Sugar Babies”. CEO and Founder, Brandon Wade, coined the term “mutually beneficial relationship” which means a generous member gives an allowance or gift in exchange for companionship. People who use the website understand that these are two way streets, i.e., two people giving as much as they take from each other.

“Unfortunately, most regular relationships aren't mutually beneficial in nature, such an arrangement. If you are in a regular relationship where you feel used, or taken advantage of, you are most likely in a one-sided relationship where you are giving more than you are receiving,” says Brandon Wade. “That is why confusion happens and strains in the relationship occur, when, for example, someone is in mutually beneficial relationships, but their partner fully supports a stronger government and hand-outs. It doesn’t match.”

SeekingArrangement.com polled single members to find which of the three major partisan groups, other than their own, they would consider dating and who they would never choose as a partner: Single Democrats said that they would rather date an Independent rather than a Republican, while a single Independent would rather date a Republican rather than a Democrat. Of the single Republicans polled, they said they would rather date an Independent than a Democrat. The survey found that a 34% of the 4,000 American’s polled have changed their political affiliation at least once in the past four years.

For more information on the survey, to request the full version, or to schedule an interview with CEO and Founder of SeekingArrangement.com, Brandon Wade, please contact Angela Jacob Bermudo at press(at)SeekingArrangement.com or call +1-951-375-7181.

About SeekingArrangement.com
SeekingArrangement.com is the world’s largest sugar daddy dating network, pairing wealthy men with beautiful women seeking mutually beneficial relationships. Since its launch in 2006, the website has amassed over 1.7 million members worldwide. The website has been featured on such outlets as the New York Times, CNN Headline News, Good Morning America, ABC 20/20. SeekingArrangement.com was founded by self-proclaimed “E-Cupid”, Brandon Wade who was anointed “Mr. Sugar Daddy” by the Wall Street Journal. He is also the founder of a number of successful niche dating websites including the number one travel dating website - MissTravel.com, millionaire matchmaker website - SeekingMillionaire.com, and online dating auction website – WhatsYourPrice.com.

About Brandon Wade
Mr. Wade is an MIT graduated and the founder of dating websites SeekingArrangement.com - the leading sugar daddy dating website, SeekingMillionaire.com - a millionaire matchmaking website, WhatsYourPrice.com - where singles bid for first dates, and MissTravel.com - the first travel dating website. His online dating websites have been profiled in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, GQ Magazine, and he has been featured on such media as Dr. Phil, ABC 20/20, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and Dr. Drew.


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