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Seeking Arrangment noted another tie to the government shutdown: the worldwide website only saw a membership spike in the U. since last Sunday, and difficult economic times commonly encourage traffic to such dating websites.
“Since the recession the site has experienced tremendous growth, tripling its membership base to over 2 million members since 2008,” Gwynn told NPR.
"Whether we’re aware of it or not, our political beliefs influence how we advertise ourselves romantically," the dating site wrote on its "Deep End" blog.
"To dig into this, we looked at words used on tens of thousands of Ok Cupid profiles to see which ones best distinguish liberals and conservatives, and then compared those words to Ok Cupid match questions." For users who said they are "actively seeking love" the divide between conservatives and liberals was stark. So do a majority of conservatives interested in love," Ok Cupid said.
“We usually have a lull in September and October,” Seeking Arrangement’s public relations manager Jennifer Gwynn told NPR.
“For us to peak at the end of the month in September, and this week in general, it makes no sense for us to have a growth like this.” Loss of funds and a quick-fix for cash from the federal government shutdown are being attributed as factors for the websites’ current success.
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Seeking Arrangement’s website says it always free for “Sugar Babies,” and says the site is for matchmaking between “successful and wealthy benefactors, and attractive guys and girls.” “Half of the new members are single moms, so we’re thinking that it’s tied directly to the government shutdown, since programs like WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children), that help more than 9 million moms, have been stalled.
It would make no sense for growth otherwise.” Users of Whats Your have the possibility of earning an average of for accepting a date with the highest bidder.
Conservatives are more interested in the outdoors and the gun range while liberals prefer "museums, yoga, and crying," according to a new study by the online dating website Ok Cupid.