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If you weren’t expecting this already, you clearly need to start having lower expectations for society. But yes, a new dating trend is in fact ‘trending’ on dating apps everywhere since social issues and political tensions have been rising globally. After all, 2020 seems to just be a dumpster that’s been lit on fire and left unattended.
Serena Smith coined the term in a Vice article where she defines wokefishing as: “People masquerade[ing] as holding progressive political views to ensnare potential partners,” Smith told Vice.
So, basically political catfishing.
“A wokefish may at first present themselves as a protest-attending, sex-positive, anti-racist, intersectional feminist who drinks ethically sourced oat milk and has read the back catalogue of Audre Lorde, twice.”Serena Smith, Vice
Why do people ‘wokefish’?
It makes sense but it doesn’t make it right.
Technically speaking, studies have proven that couples who agree on political matters are more successful than those who don’t. In fact, a whopping 67% of people reported that a previous relationship ended because of misaligned political opinions in one study. On top of that, women care way more than men about aligning their political/social values with their partners and 67% of the people who said they wouldn’t date outside of their political affiliation were women!
But also, all this politalk on dating apps can actually hinder your chances of meeting your soulmate at the same time. Seriously! You gotta do it right (like leave a hint/shout out of some kind in your bio) instead of barraging them with questions on their political alignment.
Stay woke and stay aware of wokefishers, friends!
H/T: NY Post
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