Dating and Politics

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    Feb 07, 2010 8:33 PM GMT
    So here's a question for you all, and I mean this to not be flamebait, so let's please keep it civil. Could you date someone with different political perspectives than you do (excluding anything universally vile such as -isms and homophobia)? Could you date a Democrat/Republican/Independent/Libertarian?

    For my part, I could easily compartmentalize politics from other aspects of life, and appreciate someone for many other things they may have to offer. I see many examples of couples with different political perspectives. But some people I've noticed can't let go of it, which has always seemed odd to me.

    If you couldn't date someone with a differing perspective, why not?
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    Feb 08, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    I'm not afraid of dating someone whose political beliefs are different than mine--I already know how I think, I enjoy someone who can challenge that.

    However, there are some political views that, if off-kilter enough, might make me think twice about the character of the person.
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    Feb 08, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
    It would really depend on how far apart the differences were and how politically engaged he is. I'm very political, so being with someone who held beliefs diametrically opposed to mine would be difficult if not impossible.
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    Feb 08, 2010 4:25 AM GMT
    I couldn't date anyone who votes for a politician who advocates gays as second class citizens.
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    Feb 08, 2010 4:28 AM GMT
    I can date anyone with differing views as long as those views are not their identity. Politics are a small small part of who I am and tend to like that same quality in a guy.
  • nv7_

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    Feb 08, 2010 4:31 AM GMT
    Good question. I could up until they start acting like they're better, smarter than me. Then we'd have an issue. If we can avoid that, no problem. icon_cool.gif

    This whole "Agree with me, you're smart, disagree with me, you're stupid" attitude is getting a tad annoying. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 08, 2010 4:37 AM GMT
    I would never have a problem dating someone who had different political beliefs, in fact, it might even make for interesting debates and conversation and perhaps we could learn a thing or two from one another. I think as long as you respect the other person's right to have their own opinion, it should be cool. We need a bit more of that around here at RJ.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Feb 08, 2010 4:37 AM GMT
    Save for a few key issues that I'm highly invested in, I think I could handle dating someone in political opposition to myself. However, I rarely see the qualities I admire in men of opposing political views, so I'm not sure the opportunity will present itself.
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    Feb 08, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    No, I don't date anyone who is socially conservative or religious. God has no place in my relationships.
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    Feb 08, 2010 7:28 AM GMT
    abelian0 said Could you date someone with different political perspectives than you do (excluding anything universally vile such as -isms and homophobia)? Could you date a Democrat/Republican/Independent/Libertarian?


    I could.....and I have
    Im more of a dem
    my guy now is a fucking republican icon_eek.gif
    the guy before him was a far left demmie
    I've dated way too many ppl from all politics. i even dated 2 commies a couple yrs back icon_lol.gif

    at the end of the day, they all moan and squeal the same when they get boned. icon_twisted.gif if he/she is HOT who gives a flying FUCK about politics.

    though i gotta say....maybe theres somethign about repression, but in my vast experience with people (guys and girls) and sex I find that ppl with very conservative views tend to be hot lillte pancakes in bed....just waiting to be fucked and flipped over and over.
  • Joeyphx444

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    Feb 08, 2010 7:34 AM GMT
    As much as I'd like to say yes, I don't know if I can. See most of my friends and the guys that I end up liking either lean right or are totally right. I think someones political thinking greatly impacts other ares of their life. I think being social conservative and a Republican at my age has put me in a huge minority here in school, but that's OK.

    I could hands down never date or be close friends w/ a hardcore liberal democrat. I do have a few friends who lean left a little, but really, I think the best people are independents or people who just don't really get into the whole political scene.
  • Webster666

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    Feb 08, 2010 7:57 AM GMT
    Yes, and I have.