BUSTLE - Dec 21 - Dating has changed for the better during 2017 and it might actually be thanks to our political climate. On OkCupid, mentions of politics increased by a 26% in 2017 vs 2016. Politics went from being a 'dealbreaker' to a 'dealmaker'. Compared to 2016, mentions of the word "love" in users' profiles increased by 13%, and several other romantic buzzwords also saw more use: "devotion" increased by 13%, "passion" by 22%, and "meaningful relationship" by 25%. But perhaps most importantly, "respect" increased in mentions by 19% this year which is a very reassuring sign that things are, slowly but surely, moving in the right direction.