I imagine that finding a feminist partner may be less difficult for women who date women, but I could be wrong about that; there are fewer LGBTQIA folks in general, so their dating pool is smaller.Women dating men have a larger dating pool and straight privilege, but they are more likely to run into misogynists. I had a hard time dating, but my feminism had nothing to do with it. I was also completely oblivious when someone was attracted to me; they’d be flirting, and it just wouldn’t register.According to the study, another promising location is the gym. You’ve got a captive audience.” Who knew fabric softener could be so romantic?“A gym is a very logical place for people to successfully meet somebody,” Dr. “By the time you’re in a gym, you’re going to be around people who have your same view of health and exercise and how you want to spend your spare time.” Rounding out the list of the top-three places that singles had met potential dates was the laundromat. Of course, in addition to gathering this info about promising places to look for love IRL, Match’s study touched on the prevalence of dating apps and sites.And I am better off if they look elsewhere as well. As my amazing luck would have it, though, I’m married. I held out for someone who is kind, honest, smart, and shares my values.My feminist beliefs also mean that I won’t date someone who thinks women suck, which isn’t common, but sadly more common than you’d think. He’s a feminist too, so he sees me as a person, not a thing. If it’s respectful, and in the realm of curiosity, I’m a happy camper.If it’s fully informed and equally feminist, it’s game on.
More than 5,500 unattached Americans (not just Match users) participated in the most recent Singles in America study, which captured information about singles’ experiences and opinions of dating on the verge of 2017.While I certainly don’t quiz my dates on gender theory or go through a checklist of their political views, I like to gauge my date’s reaction to the idea that I'm a feminist, as a measure for whether or not I could go out with them again.If their immediate response is offensive or misogynistic, it's a red flag.Among the participants in Match’s study, opinions of feminists and feminism were consistently favorable (good for you, America! Nearly 60 percent of single men think that feminism has “changed the dating rules for the better,” and 54 percent of them said that girl power has made dating more enjoyable.What’s even better to hear is that the vast majority of singles are aware and actively concerned about important issues of gender equality today, including violence against women, pay equality, and workplace harassment.
People involved in the study represented a range of ages, income, employment, previous marital history, sexual orientation, and race, though there was an extra focus on millennials. Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and Chief Scientific Advisor to Match, notes a few of the most interesting patterns in this year’s data. study has once again demonstrated new emerging trends, including men’s overwhelmingly positive view of feminism and feminists in the boardroom and the bedroom,” she says.