If you’re single and a supporter of gun rights, you may feel you have a bit of a problem. After all, how many women on your favorite dating site vehemently support gun control? It’s a bit of a conundrum, one I’m glad I don’t have to deal with.
Yet it seems that as bad as it is, gun control isn’t the biggest dealbreaker according to OkCupid.
Good news for gun-owning singles using dating apps to find their mates. Or a hookup. Dating app OKCupid reports that a survey of their users shows gun ownership isn’t the biggest dealbreaker among prospective daters. In fact, guns apparently didn’t even come close. Instead, 90% of that company’s open-minded (cough) users view those who are skeptical about “climate change” as those most unsuitable for communication, much less dating.
Diversity and inclusion is our strength. Or so say a lot of bigots so long as the diversity and inclusion don’t run afoul of their particular prejudices and predilections.
Support for “gun control reform” — whatever that means — made an appearance on OkCupid’s radar last year, and they indicated their numbers from this year’s survey look a lot like last year’s, with the exception of the “climate change” issue climbing in importance from 83% to 90% support of users.
Kind of an interesting tidbit, if you ask me, but it really shouldn’t be overly surprising.
After all, women have been one of the fastest-growing segments of the gun market. It would be kind of hypocritical to have guns as a dealbreaker when you own one, not that no one is hypocritical.
However, I do think a lot of women are starting to rethink previously held positions on gun ownership.
Of course, looking at The Hill’s reporting on this, we find that 66 percent still consider guns a dealbreaker.
The thing is, though, these polls don’t actively take a position one way or another. They simply present an issue and then the respondent replies based on their own view. In other words, at least some of those 66 percent are pro-Second Amendment and they simply won’t tolerate a partner who supports gun control.
If you don’t find that attractive, well…you probably clicked on a link to get here by mistake. I’m just sayin’.
All that said, I have to admit that I’m not really comfortable with most people having political issues that constitute dealbreakers for them. My parents had very different politics, and while they ended up getting divorced, it had nothing to do with those views. In fact, after almost 30 years of divorce and half a decade after her passing, Dad just about forgot Mom was a liberal. They just didn’t make a thing of it.
Unfortunately, that was then and this is now.
Now, it matters. As my oldest offspring can apparently attest.
On the upside, if gun rights matter to you, it’s unlikely your date will walk away the moment she learns about it.
All your other political positions, however, might be another story entirely. Maybe I should develop a dating site called “Carrying And Single” to help you all out.