When someone tells you their political affiliation, it is likely to paint a picture in your head regarding who they are. Well, that could be because political affiliation may predict many things, from what you drink to what you buy, even the quality of your sex life.
Here are some of the craziest things your politics say about you, some of them may actually surprise you.
1. Your sex life
For starters, just being passionate about politics (regardless of party) indicates that you are more likely to have a better sex life. “Better,” in this case, was determined by comparing how many orgasms (and multiple orgasms) people reported having. Helen Fisher, Match.com’s scientific adviser, says that connection is “not at all a surprise,” because passion often bleeds from one part of life into another.
The kind of person who’s going to be very passionate in any sector that interests them,” Fisher said, “they’re going to be passionate in any other sector.
2. Seriously… your sex life!
However, if you are a Democrat, chances are that you are even better in bed than your Conservative counterparts, even though you are both passionate about your politics (and even Republicans agree.)
Respondents also reported favoring one party over another in terms of sexual performance. Both Democrats and Republicans agreed that Democrats are likely to be better in bed. The survey found that 55 percent of those surveyed believe Democrats have greater sexual prowess — and 23 percent of those were self-identified Republicans. No wonder so many people are willing to date/sleep outside their party lines.
3. Who you marry
If you are married, you are probably married to someone who holds similar political views. However, if you are dating, you probably believe that political affiliation doesn’t really matter when choosing a dating partner. According to Shanto Iyengar, a political scientist: More than 25 percent now say that they would be troubled by the prospect of their offspring marrying outside the party…If you look at marriage across party lines today, it’s extremely infrequent. Maybe 10 to 11 percent of American couples actually have divergent party registrations.
4. Where you work
You are likely working around others who agree with your politics because jobs are highly predictive of political affiliation. And if you aren’t, you probably feel like you are surrounded by assholes.
5. Trump fans are bitter clingers
Trump supporters self-report that they are 116 percent more likely to talk trash about their ex, and are also 86 percent more likely to be unemployed, than Hillary Clinton supporters. They didn’t attend college, tend to live in areas ripe with racial resentment, and are seriously xenophobic.
However, one of the most overlooked things that predicts a Trump supporter is this: they feel they don’t have a voice. Voters who agreed with the statement “people like me don’t have any say about what the government does” were 86.5 percent more likely to prefer Trump. This feeling of powerlessness and voicelessness was a much better predictor of Trump support than age, race, college attainment, income, attitudes towards Muslims, illegal immigrants, or Hispanic identity.
That may be why they chose such a loudmouthed maroon to trumpet their lack of understanding as to why people are so in love with treating others with respect (what they derisively call “PC culture”). They literally don’t know any better.
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