A recent article in the Journal of Politics by Gregory Huber, Yale professor of political science, and Neil Malhotra, a professor of political economy at Stanford University, offers fresh insight into these questions.
They conducted two studies — one involving a survey using manipulated online dating profiles, and another using a trove of data from an online dating service —that measure people’s attitudes before they form relationships.
Love-seekers with the worst eating habits reside in North Dakota, according to AYI’s data.
Knowing which states kale-chewing singles are most likely to come from — or that Christians most likely to be meat-eaters and Hindus eight times more likely to be vegetarian or vegan than any other religion — is valuable information for online daters, Fischer said.
It is a truism that politics makes for strange bedfellows, but there is evidence that it also makes for normal bedfellows.