Politics and love rarely go hand in hand. With the presidential elections approaching, dating app Bumble in partnership with YouGov conducted a survey about the place of politics in a couple. And obviously, the subject is not taken lightly for many people since one in ten French people have already left their partner because of differing political opinions. This survey was conducted among 1005 people.
A subject that is far from taboo for those who are looking for the love of their life. For one in three respondents, it would absolutely not be possible to get into a relationship with someone who has opposing political opinions. And 18-24 year olds are even more radical on this subject since, for this age group, the figure climbs to 47%.
To quickly find out if they are on the same political side, more than half of respondents (56%) claim to mention this subject from the first meeting. A good way to avoid unpleasant surprises later. Moreover, to be sure to aim right, the Bumble application even offers to display a badge directly on his profile to indicate his political orientation.
Even more important than a political party, some French people attach paramount importance to themes defended by their partner : women’s safety (52%), the fight against racism (38%), the fight against sexism (38%), environmental protection (33%) and equal pay (31%).