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In a bid to figure out who had the most bigoted views, Amanda Neill, 23, asked the question to her matches on the dating app Hinge.
The speech and language pathology student from Fort Worth, Texas insists she tries to be open-minded about the political beliefs of her dates. However, she admits the responses from her experiment left her feeling 'shocked'.
In addition to racist and sexist comments, other respondents claimed that 'bullying is good for the country', admitted they were against the Covid-19 vaccinations and that they were against chivalry.
One interaction saw her match write: "Intelligence is genetic", to which Amanda replied: "From both parents or one." He then responded: "Race-based I mean."
The second man said: "Eventually socialism will ruin this country", while the third match said: "Men and women are never going to be equal. It's simply biology. Socially, yes, we can be equal. But physically no."
A third respondent simply wrote 'chivalry' as his most controversial opinion, before clarifying he was against it.
Another admitted: "I don't care at all about the vaccine. I guess don't care to get it. But I guess I don't think it's a huge deal in general."
While someone else proclaimed: "Bullying is good for the country."
Reflecting on the answers she received, Amanda said: "The opinions I got were a little bit concerning. The racist one was probably the most shocking to me.
"I didn't really find any of the opinions too offensive, except for the one about intelligence being race-based. That was pretty shocking.
"At first, he worded it like he was talking about whether intelligence was inherited, so I thought it was going to be a thought-provoking conversation.
"I thought 'maybe he's done some research about familial intelligence', but that's not where he was going at all. I called him out for it and he unmatched with me.
"I don't know why he thought that was acceptable to say. I was wondering whether I looked like someone who would agree with that sort of opinion, and I hope not. There's nothing on my profile that would indicate that.
"I don't know why anybody would hold that viewpoint, and I definitely don't understand why they'd say it to me."
She added: "I don't know where I got the idea to ask guys about their most controversial opinions, but I realised I got more matches on Hinge if I sent questions.
"This experience has made Hinge more entertaining to me, and it's made me want to ask more questions. But it has made me less inclined to put effort into meeting somebody on there to date."
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