Good news for gun-owning singles using dating apps to find their mates. Or a hookup. Dating app OKCupid reports that a survey of their users shows gun ownership isn’t the biggest dealbreaker among prospective daters. In fact, guns apparently didn’t even come close. Instead, 90% of that company’s open-minded (cough) users view those who are skeptical about “climate change” as those most unsuitable for communication, much less dating.
Diversity and inclusion is our strength. Or so say a lot of bigots so long as the diversity and inclusion don’t run afoul of their particular prejudices and predilections.
Support for “gun control reform” — whatever that means — made an appearance on OkCupid’s radar last year, and they indicated their numbers from this year’s survey look a lot like last year’s, with the exception of the “climate change” issue climbing in importance from 83% to 90% support of users.
Guns ranked low enough in importance to OKCupid’s users that it didn’t get any mention in the OkCupid survey reporting other than this gem from 2021 at the dating app’s blog . . .
Daters on OkCupid have long been vocal about finding matches who share their beliefs and values, particularly when it comes to the causes they care about. In 2020, we found that people on OkCupid were passionate about matching with fellow daters who were registered to vote, and support the BLM movement. And so far in 2021, our data shows that OkCupid daters are hot for climate change advocates…
[W]hen it comes to gun control reform, women are 18% more likely than men to believe the US needs stricter laws and there’s a 15% difference between genders on willingness to date someone who doesn’t support gender equality, with women being significantly less likely.
The relevant factor here is that guns are far from the biggest dealbreaker among the cohort of
young people urban lefties looking for love (or sex) on OkCupid.
Here’s the story from the sophisticates at The New Republic . . .
Climate denial is not hot, according to new data offering some conditional hope for the species. Data from online dating site OkCupid, recently shared with The Hill, found that climate denial was the biggest deal-breaker for users on the popular dating app, surpassing differences on gun control, abortion, and other issues. Over the past year, the app has asked 250,000 people if it was important that a potential paramour care about the planet, and 90 percent said it was. This reinforces data that OkCupid made public last year reporting similar results. In early 2020, journalist Emily Atkin reported a 240 percent increase in mentions of climate change on OkCupid profiles over the 2018–9 period; Tinder released similar findings in 2019.
And also according to The New Republic, women looking for love aren’t the only ones who won’t date so-called climate deniers. Men too. Really.
Men don’t want to date climate deniers, either: Climate is the top issue for male respondents, too.
Good to know.
We suppose it’s not surprising that guns and gun ownership aren’t an overwhelming dealbreaker — even among the demographic of those using OKCupid — given the millions of new gun owners in the past two years. Buying a gun to defend one’s home and one’s person from violent criminal attack tends to reshape opinions when it comes to advocacy for gun control reform.
After all, gun control might sound peachy to naïve people unfamiliar with how the world actually works. But after their first time cowering in fear as a potentially defenseless victim, particularly when police are tied up with civil disorder not so far away, tends to drive those who formerly eschewed armed self-defense to join the gun ownership family.
And frankly, we welcome all of them.