New OKCupid Data on Sex, Politics and Trump


OKCupid has revealed that over 600,000 of its users have made use of the ‘Trump Filter’ feature – a question which simply reads ‘Trump?’ to which users can answer positively or negatively.

90% voted “Hell No” or “No”, while 7% voted “Yes” and 3% voted “Hell Yes”.

New York, Chicago, LA, and the Pacific Northwest were among the regions which used the Trump Filter the most.

Political words and phrases are now featured over 1,000% more frequently in bios than they were in 2015.

Users with such phrases in their descriptions are significantly more likely to get matches and receive messages on OKCupid.

The app recently revealed that out of every 10 of its millennial users, seven would prefer a partner who shared their politics to one who was good in bed.

Their responses favoured politics 15% more than baby boomer and generation X users.

Here are some of the results from OKCupid’s research:

Do you enjoy discussing politics?

“No” — 55%

“Yes” — 45%

Should the US build a wall between the US and Mexico?

“No” — 88%

“Yes” — 12%

Do you think the left wing is guilty of perpetrating “Fake News”?

“No” — 60%

“Yes” — 40%

Do you believe Russia hacked the US election?

“No” — 15%

“Not Sure” — 45%

“Yes” — 40%

Would an immigration ban that targets Muslims make the country safer?

“No” — 93%

“Yes” — 7%

Does Trump’s relationship with Russia concern you?

“No” — 16%

“I Don’t Care” — 27%

“Yes” — 55%

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Scott Harvey

Scott is the Editor of Global Dating Insights. Raised in Dorset, he holds a BA from The University of Nottingham and an MSc from Lund University School of Economics and Management. Previously he has written about politics, economics and technology for various online publications.

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