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The sense that this election could not really be happening. The polls showed a further collapse in support for Trump among women voters, so when my next speed-dating evening came round I wondered what effect his name would have.
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I wonder if there are any in Washington DC? Elsewhere on the BBC. These are external links and will open in a new window. And speed dating tomorrowworld were more tales of family strife.
Several women told me they had lost friends over the election and that it had caused family rows. Ireland Scotland Alba Wales Cymru. If my highly unscientific opinion survey points to any conclusion, it is that there is more sorrow than anger about the way this election campaign has played out - and that speed dating tomorrowworld women aghast at Trump's behaviour may not actually vote for his Democratic rival. Polls were showing an extraordinary level of support for Hillary Clinton among unmarried women.
I detected little enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton, though.
Only one of the women I met that night said she was voting for Mrs Clinton because she believed in her as a candidate, rather than because she was not Donald Trump. Words like "bizarre", "surreal" and "preposterous" kept coming up. I had assumed speed dating was a fad that had died out years ago. But when I discovered it was alive and well in Washington DC - and that the events were divided up into neat demographic categories, just like voters - I decided to test the theory that politics and dating don't mix.