OkCupid has recently added three new questions to their app prompts, which revealed that “good sex” was more important than political beliefs to Indian millennials.
Of the 35,000 respondents, 85% of men and 75% of women said good sex was more important to a relationship than having a partner with similar political views to themselves.
Melissa Hobley, chief marketing officer at OkCupid, told Quartz: “This is different from 70% of Americans on OkCupid who have marked political disagreement as a deal-breaker. Clearly, a lesser number of Indians are ‘turned off’ by a potential partner’s political opinions.”
Despite this, women were more concerned with political beliefs than men. 56% of men said they would be willing to date someone with opposing opinions compared to just 39% of women.
The data has also shown that men and women prefer to discuss music and philosophy on a date rather than sports or politics, while over 60% of respondents said they would not discuss politics at all.
This new data seems to follow a continuing trend on OkCupid, which has added more questions on political preferences in recent years.
In January, OkCupid published its data from the Ask Yourself initiative, which showed that millennials and Gen-Z considered politics and voting as vital traits in a partner.
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