The polarized political environment has clearly impacted the married generations older than us.
Given how cynical young people supposedly are about dating, you'd think that it was ruining courtship too.
As my brief jaunt on a Republican dating site confirmed, we're transcending the current partisan political divide in the way we date — and it's a positive indicator of what a new generation of politics can look like.
Thankfully, cross-party dating success isn't limited to TV.
After all, with our ever-growing pool of , today's dating world lends itself to pickiness even without the added layer of political disagreement.
But the romantic reality for millennials is more optimistic.
To the members of the National Federation of Republican Women, that’s not a contradiction.
And it's gotten worse in recent years: In 1960, 4% of Democrats and 5% of Republicans said they'd be displeased if their children married an opposing party member; in 2010, those numbers to 33% of Democrats and 49% of Republicans.I spoke to Billy (name has been changed) who says that although he recently ended things with a conservative woman, he doesn't let that discourage him from dating outside of his own political ideology."There's no screening and I'm not vetting people based on what party they align themselves with," he told over the phone.He said that "a person's political position at the end of the day matters less," adding, "It's more about the reasons behind their position than any kind of label they attach themselves." That open-mindedness isn't just love speaking; it's an encouraging indicator of a political tolerance for a whole generation.Allison Ball, 36, told the assembled delegates — the women’s wing of the GOP, bedecked in Trump pins and American-flag scarves — how instrumental the women of the party had been in her successful campaign for Kentucky state treasurer.How important it was to encourage more women to run for office. Instances of interpolitical tenderness are about as rare as Congress passing a bill.