Dating in the Trump Era — Do Political Differencies Matter?

A good piece in a recent issue of the Financial Times  (FT Wealth) discusses different political views on dating and relationships during the Trump era. Here are some quotes:


The politics itself is not to blame, but for some couples it has highlighted a lack of shared values and this has in turn placed tension on their relationship.

Politics is one of the most important criteria used on dating site profiles and in the algorithms such services use.

They’re looking to find reasons to not go on a date with people and politics is a biggie these days, bigger than before the Trump election for sure.

Opposites do not attract — it’s the commonalities of thinking, values, outlook and intellectual curiosity that make relationships sustainable long term.

 They relate to the broader value system of the individual, which is a crucial area in the matchmaking process.


From my recent experience in counseling sessions politics has come to the forefront. It’s not clear how political differences will play out during this new political era. But good communications about differences are always important.

A Match Made in Politics.” Financial Times (June 23, 2017)

The New Anxiety — From Psychological to Sociological.

Really good point in this new New York Times article — anxiety is not only a psychological disorder but now a sociological one.

Anxiety can be viewed on various levels — on the individual level, the national level and the international one. Individual therapy needs to address these different levels of anxiety.

Here’s a good quote from the New York Times piece ………….

“While to epidemiologists both disorders are medical conditions, anxiety is starting to seem like a sociological condition, too: a shared cultural experience that feeds on alarmist CNN graphics and metastasizes through social media.”


………. “An Anxious Nation.” New York Times (June 11, 2017)