"Single women are breaking for Democrats by 30 points and this makes sense when you think about how Democrat policies are designed to keep women single," Watters said.
The Fox News host claimed that once women get married, they vote Republican.
"Single women and voters under 40 have been captured by Democrats, so we need these ladies to get married," Watters said.
\u201cFox's Jesse Watters: "... But single women and voters under 40 have been captured by Democrats. So we need these ladies to get married. And it's time to fall in love and just settle down. Guys, go put a ring on it."\u201d
Watters implored "guys" to "go put a ring on it" and told women "it's time to fall in love and just settle down" for the sake of the Republican Party.
Married and unmarried women online reacted to Watters' suggestion with displeasure.
\u201c@therecount Right because all a women really needs is a man in her life. Then she can get rid of notions like thinking for herself or having autonomy over her own body. With remarks like this why oh why aren't women flocking to the Republican party? \ud83d\ude44\u201d
"As a 67 year old woman married for 48 years to/ & am a life long Democrat, @JesseBWatters is full of it. Younger women just aren't putting up with your sexist patriarchal bulls***. If putting a ring on it makes you vote against yourself, stay single," a Twitter user tweeted.
\u201c@therecount This is so insulting. I am a 65 white married woman. I use to vote Republican and never will again. Every day they give me more reason.\u201d
Many people encouraged Watters to understand why unmarried women more often vote for Democrat candidates- with abortion being one of the main reasons.
\u201c@therecount Fascinating that the response is not let\u2019s change our message to appeal to these voting groups but instead let\u2019s make sure our men have more influence over their lives\u201d