In 2011, a cross-Canada study by Leger Marketing determined that roughly a quarter of Canadians had tried online dating, including 36% of Canadians between the age of 18 and 34.
Conservative-liberal differences would not have been a great problem a few decades ago but, in the Rush Limbaugh and George Bush era, things have changes.
Now you either "with us or against us." It is a jungle out there! The more "like" items a couple has in their favor, the more likely a relationship, e.g., dating, marriage, etc., will work out. Well over 50% of first marriages in America now end in divorce.
If you are a conservative and want to date a liberal, be prepared to start opposing the Iraq War, a war you know you dearly love & support with all your heart.
And don't mention Rush Limbaugh's or Ann Coulter's names even though you really like their style as they spear liberals. So be smart, date someone with your own political views.
This present state of affairs did not arise accidentally.