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In our Love App-tually series, Mashable shines a light into the foggy world of online dating. After year-old Brandon Fellows stormed the Capitol on Jan. Instead, he boasted that his Bumble profile was "blowing up. All the while, women were actively trying to locate the insurrectionists on dating apps. Bumble removed its political filter amid the chaos, only to reinstate it a day later after users complained.
He once brought a woman back to his place, and while checking out his bookshelf, she noticed some books by conservative thinkers, he says. First question: Did you vote for Trump? He told her no, but that he was conservative.
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While Republicans say the line between textbook conservatism and Trumpism is blurred frequently, most Democrats I spoke with say they can distinguish a difference between those in favor of the administration and Never Trump-ers. But he was serious.
But some are able to make it work, like two congressional staffers who identified themselves as Kate, a Democrat who voted for Clinton, and Bill, a Trump-supporting Republican. Kate spent her childhood learning about the GOP from Democrats instead of from the source, she says, which tinged her perspective growing up.
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Dating Bill has helped her see past the stereotypes, she says. Partisan matchmaking aside, most young daters I spoke to are hopeful that things will eventually simmer down, and Washington can dial back its partisan sorting.
Mimi Montgomery ed Washingtonian in Originally from North Carolina, she now lives in Petworth. Written by Mimi Montgomery.
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