The more financially secure a woman is, the more likely she is to post political content in her dating profile.
And it’s politics that has become particularly contentious in recent years.
According to new research by Match, 30.5 per cent of 18-24-year-olds think politics is important in a relationship.
So much so, in fact, that 17.5 per cent avoid finding out the political opinion of their date in case it changes their feelings towards them.
The best example of this how many people say they do not care about their potential partner’s race and then only contact people of the same race as themselves.
The best way to test the hypothesis that people purposely match with others who share their political beliefs is to observe if they are more likely to send messages expressing interest to those who state those beliefs.