VOX.COM - Dec 26 - In recent years, a crop of conservative dating startups have launched. Some, like Righter and Conservatives Only, are only for conservatives. Others, like Donald Daters claim they're open to people of all political stripes who are interested in dating Republicans. Bumble has recently introduced a "filtering" feature that lets people weed out matches who don't meet their political, astrological, or lifestyle preferences. Emily Moreno, the founder of Donald Daters, said she once had a date walk out on her after she said she had worked on a Republican Senate campaign. Earlier this year, Politico magazine documented the dating trials of millennial Trump staffers, many of whom claimed that supporting the president makes them outcasts - even in Washington, DC. A 2017 survey by OkCupid found that 74% of its users considered voting for Trump a deal breaker. Donald Daters launched in October and claimed 20K downloads in the first few weeks after launch. Righter takes a different approach than Donald Daters. Righter is "for us, by us," founder Christy Edwards Lawton said. "Us," of course, means conservatives. Lawton said she got the idea for Righter after meeting a "beautiful" woman at a Republican fundraiser in Manhattan whose politics interfered with her dating life.
by Gaby Del Valle
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