Every time political arguments erupted at holiday gatherings when I was younger, I'd give a signal to my cousins to meet me under the dinner table. It wasn't because we were scared of the tension between the family's liberals and conservatives that seemed to pop up every year in between dinner and dessert at our grandma's, but rather, it was boring, difficult for us to understand, and there were never any resolutions. More importantly, it was the perfect time to tap on our relatives' feet and then scurry away before they could catch us. Growing up, most of the men in my family were conservative and most of the women were liberal although in my generation, that's no longer true , which meant couples didn't agree on politics , and would sometimes even argue with each other during these heated family arguments — mostly notably, my grandparents, who are notorious for being polar opposites when it comes to everything. Even within my immediate family, my parents typically don't agree on politics.
How To Date Someone With Different Political Views
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Ahhh, the sounds of love, right? Not so much. In the US, we live in a climate now where people feel defined by their political stance. More and more people are pushing you to take a one side or the other stance. But, what we are going to talk about is how this is starting to permeate into the world of dating. Can you date someone with different political views than you?
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This article is from the archive of our partner. Can you, if you are a Democrat, even, perhaps, not an actively campaigning one, but one who would certainly never deign to vote for Mitt Romney, consider in good faith a Republican as a possible suitor? Can you, if you are a Republican, ever love someone who believes in the presidency of Barack Obama? Are such politically star-crossed lovers as Mary Matalin and James Carville a relationship unicorn?
Politics is not a subject for discussion on dating sites. One might say that without realizing how widespread the issue is true. It is a dealbreaker and a gamechanger for many singles. Being a republican or conservative in the USA defines your worldview and tells people a lot about what kind of person you are.