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I wanted to see what would happen if I basically just existed on the site and didn’t do anything to invite messages my way.Most messages flooding my inbox, of course, just said “hey how are you” because no one is original, especially on POF.

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I left the paragraph about not wanting to date Trump supporters in there, and just added the two photos and did nothing else.

I stayed off the site unless I got an e-mail about a message, I didn’t look at anyone’s profile unless they messaged me, I avoided being active on the site in really any way unless I got a message.

The twitter thread describing that situation can be found here but the TL; DR of that is basically a guy saw my political opinions in my profile and started referring to Black people as “chimps” who “deserve to die” and saying my generation was what was wrong with the country.

I reported him multiple times, he only got a temporary ban, and when he was back I harassed POF on social media until they fully removed him.

I can accept some political differences with a person I’m dating, and normally I wouldn’t really care who you voted for in a presidential election, but my fears and concerns about this upcoming administration go beyond any typical difference of opinion/political party/etc (let’s be serious, Donald Trump is only pretending to be a republican anyway, so this isn’t my way of saying I won’t date republicans).

Most of my professional work has been in low income and minority communities so I have strong feelings about how his presidency will impact those populations.

But, I have gotten a few politically charged messages over the past three you want a more detailed explanation of my opinion on this (that’s not my real last name, so don’t bother stalking me).

But the point is, these are MY values and MY preferences when it comes to dating.

This situation, while annoying, inspired me to conduct an experiment.

I decided to change my POF photos the same way I had my OKC photos and see what kind of messages I got.

I don’t expect everyone to feel as strongly as me on this issue, and some non-Trump supporters may very well be willing to date a supporter, and that’s their choice.

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