Here’s a tip for those of you updating your dating profiles: if you voted Remain in the EU referendum, give it a mention. Data from OKCupid shows that a full 89% of British women say they’re more likely to date a remainer than a Brexiteer.

OKCupid, for those of you lucky enough to have never braved the quagmire that is online dating, matches people by their answers to various probing questions, like “would you rather die by drowning or falling?”. Drowning is a total dealbreaker, am I right?

Only 15% of users said they’d date someone with different political views to them, which might explain why the Brexit data is so polarised. OKCupid is popular with Gen Z (that’s the one after millennials) and statistically, that generation was more likely to vote Remain than the racist aunties in the Baby Boomer group.

The rest of the data is pretty interesting too: 78% of UK men and women said they’re OK with dating a vegan (despite all the nastiness stirred up by the Greggs sausage roll), and while 80% of women said they want to split the bill on a date, 63% of men said they want to pay the lot (dude, why?!).

Families’ opinions of a spouse was way more important to women than men: 83% of young women said it matters what their relatives think of a potential partner, while only 55% of men said the same.

Melissa Hobley, Chief Marketing Officer at OkCupid comments:

“When it comes to making real-life dating decisions, OkCupid’s research shows that modern daters are looking to find connections that go below the surface. Our questions reflect what daters care about and uncover any deal breakers.

Today’s dating scene is more focused on what’s going on around them and people are wanting to be aligned when it comes to politics, lifestyle, and ethics.”

In short, if you’re looking for a lady, your best bet is to woo her with ‘I Will Always Love EU.’

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