Are political & Religious views a killer?

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    Apr 25, 2016 1:19 AM GMT
    Can you truly be opposite and get along now days?

    I try not to talk about the "issues", but they seem to come up more often than not!

    Can we be friends.....I am a good.....??
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    Apr 25, 2016 1:37 AM GMT
    i could not date a gay republican.

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    Apr 25, 2016 1:52 AM GMT
    pellaz saidi could not date a gay republican.

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    Well,
    I am not that. I am an independant. I am also conservative only by nature....
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    Apr 25, 2016 2:18 AM GMT
    pellaz saidi could not date a gay republican.

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    Nor could I. Don't think I ever have, but then I actually tend to avoid politics on dates, or when in bed, watching TV, even driving around. But I did date a couple of partially closeted guys at different times, only out to other gays at discrete gatherings. That was very difficult, I never liked it.
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    Apr 25, 2016 3:08 AM GMT
    pellaz saidi could not date a gay republican.

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    SO true! I had a casual friend and when it spilled out that he voted for the Axis of evil and his reasoning was that so..and..so couldn't be a leader made me almost vomit in bed. We had to stop.
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    Apr 25, 2016 5:58 PM GMT
    Differences in views can be very stimulating and don't have to prevent a successful relationship. What is more important is your ability to treat your SO with respect and acceptance your differences.
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    Apr 25, 2016 8:40 PM GMT
    swimmersf saidDifferences in views can be very stimulating and don't have to prevent a successful relationship. What is more important is your ability to treat your SO with respect and acceptance your differences.

    Nice thought but I can't imagine how I could truly love someone who was a Republican, a climate denier, supported a party that uses minorities to drum up hate and thus votes, supports the shifting of income to the top only, and thinks guns belong everywhere (except where they are). I have a friend who is Republican and we try to not discuss politics but every now and then I respond to his FOX blathering online and he gets defensive. And I just think I'd throw up if I was around someone who is constantly blathering on about God but then supports the conservative agenda. So, ya, someone's values matter to me and would determine whether I could be involved.
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    Apr 25, 2016 10:45 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    swimmersf saidDifferences in views can be very stimulating and don't have to prevent a successful relationship. What is more important is your ability to treat your SO with respect and acceptance your differences.

    Nice thought but I can't imagine how I could truly love someone who was a Republican, a climate denier, supported a party that uses minorities to drum up hate and thus votes, supports the shifting of income to the top only, and thinks guns belong everywhere (except where they are). I have a friend who is Republican and we try to not discuss politics but every now and then I respond to his FOX blathering online and he gets defensive. And I just think I'd throw up if I was around someone who is constantly blathering on about God but then supports the conservative agenda. So, ya, someone's values matter to me and would determine whether I could be involved.

    That about sums it up.
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    Apr 25, 2016 11:32 PM GMT
    An awesome display of Liberal Democrats bigotry towards others.
  • rip12

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    Apr 26, 2016 12:55 AM GMT
    these comments are a little scary

    i tend to like a full range of opinion - it makes life more interesting - i dont need people to agree with everything i believe in or have an opinion on - im a thinking individual and hope they are also

    this is like saying i wouldnt date a guy because of whatever his religion was
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    Apr 26, 2016 1:06 AM GMT
    I never discuss religion or politics with anybody I know to be emotional or hysterical.
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 26, 2016 1:58 AM GMT
    No hysteria here. I simply can judge a man negatively if he supports hate or dangerously stupid or greedy public policy.
  • bro4bro

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    Apr 26, 2016 3:15 AM GMT
    I had a first date with a Latino guy (a native Californian) who chose to engage me in a political discussion. Bad choice because I'm a true independent and agree with almost nobody - I honestly believe that both major political parties are lying sacks of shit, and I vote for the presidential candidate I feel is the better human being. This year I may just leave that side of the ballot blank.

    Anyway, he informed me that whites did not vote for Obama in any significant numbers. He said the only reason Obama won - twice - was that the racial minorities in the country all banded together and overwhelmed the white vote. I tried to explain that couldn't have happened since the US is 64% white but he refused to believe that whites in America would vote for a black man (or even a half black man). I thought it was about the most racist thing I'd ever heard anyone say to my face.

    He didn't get a second date.

    As for religion, I'm open-minded, but anyone who brings up the subject upon our first meeting gives me the creeps.
  • Wendigo9

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    Apr 26, 2016 4:22 AM GMT
    Politics and Religon are really though topics, try a more "positive" subject, lol
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    Apr 26, 2016 5:08 AM GMT
    difference between respect and love.

    You must respect an acquaintance and in most situations it is the law. I would take their money and bake any cake they want.

    I would hook up with bigger range of guys. So long as i could use my exit plan w/o emotional issue.


    Relationships face lots of difficulties. Have to be choosy if you plan to make them work. Like; what differences do you NEED that a possible significant other HAS. Something that completes a house hold not rips it apart.

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    Apr 26, 2016 3:32 PM GMT
    pellaz saidi could not date a gay republican.

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    Why noticon_question.gif Are you that narrow minded that you cannot stand having your views challenged or enriched by a different viewpointicon_question.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 26, 2016 3:34 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidAn awesome display of Liberal Democrats bigotry towards others.
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  • Fireworkz

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    Apr 26, 2016 3:39 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidAn awesome display of Liberal Democrats bigotry towards others.


    Not really. It is just a mismatch of values.
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    Apr 26, 2016 4:33 PM GMT
    I have to bite my tongue all day and gently try to inject some objective facts into my customers Loony Toons views of the world. It's mentally exhausting. The thought of doing that during my (hypothetical) leisure time as well is just a non-starter. I have turned down a couple of real cuties over this issue in the last couple of months. Not that they're necessarily bad people... I just don't have the energy for it.
  • badbug

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    Apr 26, 2016 8:37 PM GMT
    Nice thought but I can't imagine how I could truly love someone who was a Republican


    Exactly. How can you really have too high an opinion of someone who supports such a selfish political philosophy, not to mention a bat shit crazy one.


    I couldn't date an ISIS member or someone who supported the KKK either. No Somali warlords or Russian oligarchs....i would not consider myself enlightened or mature for entertaining differing "points of view" there is no alternative point of view to society helping its members, all its members. If you think the rich exploiting the poor, the strong exploiting the weak is somehow beneficial or necessary or whatever i just don't take you seriously intellectually.

    Whether it's the founding fathers talking about 3/5 a person, or Plato trying to justify slavery by rationing that it's better to be ruled by someone else's reason rather than no reason, these are just the arguments of people who should know better.
    There is no alternative view on issues like slavery, women's rights, gay rights and environmental issues. It's not some high minded fair approach to consider that corporations should be allowed to pollute rivers or buy politicians, that is asinine.






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    Apr 28, 2016 5:03 AM GMT
    I am a conservative Catholic and my fiancée is a more liberal atheist.We agree to disagree.Period.
  • rdberg1957

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    Apr 28, 2016 3:15 PM GMT
    Certainly I don't expect identical political or religious views from a partner, but there is an acceptable range. I don't think I could respect someone who had views which were opposite to mine, who denied science. It's an individual thing on how wide the range of tolerance is. Mary Matalin and James Carville are still married after 20 years. How did they do it? I don't know.
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    Apr 28, 2016 4:48 PM GMT
    I've dated conservative, devout Christian (literally a choirboy), DL, curious, etc. I've heard lots of gay guys giving these ultra dramatic speeches about why these type of guys were toxic to all their gay pride (even though they still rode the peen). I never found these types of "divides" to be much of a problem. People are people, and we all have issues. In my experience, when two people really like each other, the extra issues tend to not matter so much.
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    Apr 28, 2016 4:53 PM GMT
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    Apr 28, 2016 7:26 PM GMT
    ^ like anyone cares what you lamers can or cannot date icon_rolleyes.gif


    Regressive liberals are worse or the same level of stupid as muslims
    Half of you are regressive left and other half plain stupid and islamic apologists icon_lol.gif


    And all of those terms republican, kkk, racist or some complete nonsense like islamophobe are used by regressive left to call people like that for any poitn of view, there are hardly any people that are fully republican, kkk, racist or whatever


    but there are sure lot of regressive left around


    And about that dating part, I rather date someone who thinks for himself than some pc religious idiot with no rational thinking