We’ve all been there – we’re hanging out in an otherwise innocuous group, and, suddenly, someone drops the politics card. And then it all goes INSANE. Tensions run high, thinly veiled insults are thrown like gang signs in south central LA, friendships are dissolved, etc. Well, apparently political leanings don’t just influence your views; it can even make potential love interests more or less attractive! A study conducted by a political economist at Stanford Business School showed that subjects’ attractions to online dating profiles were influenced – in this order – by the following: religion (50%), ethnicity (16.6%%), education (10.6%) and political partisanship (9.5%). Basically, political affiliation has almost the same weight in determining someone’s appeal as his/her education levels.