Man says woman ended date because he supports Trump

The treasurer for the Philadelphia Young Republicans tells The Inquirer that he was on a first date with a woman he met on a dating app when she abruptly walked out. According to Bryan Leib, 32, she ended the encounter after he told her he supported President Donald Trump.

“She stopped in her tracks and said, ‘You know what, Bryan? This has been a lot of fun, but I think we’re two completely different people,’” Leib recounted to The Inquirer. “And she literally got up and left.”

With Trump viewed as a polarizing figure to many Americans, it might come as no surprise someone would have such a strong reaction.

The Inquirer spoke with Melissa Hobley, the chief marketing officer of dating app OKCupid, who said politics are more important than ever to people seeking a partner.

 “We’re finding that politics are becoming a bigger deal-breaker today,” said Hobley, “maybe the most they’ve been in many years, and certainly since the inception of dating apps.”