Magazine article USA TODAY

Even Cupid Is Way into Politics

Magazine article USA TODAY

Even Cupid Is Way into Politics

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The voting habits of singles reflect their views on sex and love. The second annual Singles in America study, sponsored by Match.com, investigated a variety of topics related to the quest for companionship--including how politics are impacting people's lives.

"Political views can color our perspective on the world and impact what is important--whether it be financially or romantically," points out evolutionary biologist Justin Garcia, a co-investigator of the study and fellow at The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, Bloomington. "It's not surprising that political views impact attitudes and behaviors, including dating, but how politics relates to these important aspects of our adult lives is fascinating to uncover."

Single adults represent an estimated one-third of the U.S. population. The study, based on the attitudes and behaviors taken from American singles ages 21 to 65, includes these findings:

* Among those singles who have been married previously, 40% of conservative Republicans were "very satisfied" with sex while they were married--significantly more than other political groups. …

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