Does political views or political parties influence who you date?

Does political views or political parties influence who you date?

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  • Yes, because I want to date a feminine woman who embraces being a woman and not ruin our counties values.

    Also, Republican women are scienficially hotter than Democrat women.

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    • Because they adore your sexism huh lol. You must be a very weak man to love weak women

    • And you must be democratic feminazi with no great achievements except for being throwing riots for a wage gap that does not exist and will never exist in america. Where freedom means moral rights and guns in walmart.

  • Nope, this has nothing to do with love and love is more powerful tha everything else miss owl girl 🙂

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  • No, just as long as they aren’t closed minded and don’t mind respecting another’s viewpoint.

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  • Yes. I live in a country filled with corruption and I wouldn't date anyone who supported a corrupted party. Other than that, I'm good.

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  • Her's don't have to match mine exactly or anything, but they also can't be diametrically opposed either.

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  • The ONLY dealbreaker politically I have is if a woman is pro choice. Abortion is one of those things where I’m unmoving on and can’t see myself changing my belief on it. I’ll listen to all viewpoints from opposing sides but I haven’t been convinced or swayed yet.

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  • Andrew Breitbart is quoted as saying "politics is downstream from culture"; while you might not agree with Breitbart's assessment, it is fairly accurate. Culture is the zeitgeist of the times, the direction of trends and opinions amongst the greater population, and politics is the process of making decisions, based on that culture, that apply to groups within that population.

    Therefore, when people ask if you'd date someone of a different political viewpoint, what they're really asking is you can live in a domicile with someone who has a different-enough opinion to you that there is generally more argument than agreement. As much as we'd like to scoff at the idea and proclaim "politics, who needs it", now more than ever--politics are everywhere and in everything. It is effectively inescapable. As such, if you are in a relationship where you can't agree on fundamental positions and core beliefs, then no amount of stalemates and moments of "let's agree to disagree" will help you.

    That's not to say that relationship cannot function when two people have very different viewpoints, but there needs to be SOME overlap in your values or you will argue over anything and everything. As Abraham Lincoln once so-succinctly stated, "a house divided against itself cannot stand".

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  • Absolutely not. In fact I prefer it. I enjoy having conversations with people from different walks of life so long as civility is maintained.

    I'm a classical liberal, so I'm conservative in a lot of ways. I would love to hear some viewpoints from someone who is completely liberal.

    However if I see a future with them we're going to need to come to a political consensus. We'll need mutually shared values to raise our kids under.

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  • It really doesn't matter so long as her ideals and my ideals are similar. I agree with certain principles from all parties but tend to mostly favor liberal, and most of the girls I find myself interested in are naturally that way too.

    However if you're of of those people who generalize and tell me I can't think liberal, have a heart, and also be a dominant male, I'm going to roll my eyes at you and walk away. It isn't even worth debating.

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  • No; but within reason. If the girl I am dating is politically motivated by an extreme view we don't have a future. She also needs to be prepared for dialogue, not a diatribe if our views differ because I am not going to go along with whatever she says. That goes the other way too; dont agree with me unless you do.

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  • Yes and no , Each to there own option on the matter I will not turn away anyone that have different views then me , in that note If they are like me in the same matter then we can get along , but if there like a gay person always trying to make people see there own point of view and pushing it down your mouth then. She's not the one for me

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  • Well yes and no.
    I'm not so political, but political views often tie in with morals and world view paradigms so if yours is vastly different from mine or even contrary to it, then it's going to be hard for me to relate to you on a personal level. And in extreme cases it might even be a complete turn off.

    That said, if you're talking purely who you vote for and what party you think has the best policies? Well I really don't care. I personally don't think it changes much whichever way you vote or whichever party you support.
    Its a plus if you have a well thought out opinion and can defend your view with logic. Then even if we differ in opinion its still a turn on as long as your views aren't crazy extreme (like a well argued stance on white supremacy or sharia law is still going to put me off ^^).
    Otherwise I don't touch much on politics so it's fine if the girl doesn't either or doesn't have well formulated or well informed opinions on current events / politics (as long as she's still aware that she's not well informed).

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  • Most definitely. My political views are directly related to my core values. I want a potential life long mate to have the same set of values. Thats vital if you want to avoid totally screwing up your kids by pulling them in two opposite directions their entire life

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  • Of course they do! It's not so much about sharing your partners political stance as it is having one they can respect. If your perspective isn't respectable, it's going to be a dealbreaker in the long run, no matter who you date.

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  • Yes, however there is a variance and some tolerance. I wouldn't suggest an SJW go out with a KKK member, but a right leaning moderate and conservative or left leaning moderate and liberal could probably work out pretty well.

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  • Im not sure that I can date a liberal or she after leaving my own liberal sjw ways. I just can’t stand the blindness and ignorance and warped perspective on everything.

    Maybe if she’s smart and is open to alternate perspectives, but if not, well I just don’t think it’s gonna work out.

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  • To a degree. I'd never be with someone who held views EXTREMELY on the other end of the spectrum, if she were a real zealot. If they were level headed and just had some different views but they were rational and maybe close to the center than it probably wouldn't matter too much.

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  • Definitely. I only date women who can distinguish fact from fiction. I'm happy to have a discussion of correct policy, but will not debate someone who insists that modern science is equal to uninformed opinion or that widely agreed facts are just propaganda from "corrupt" media.

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  • No I only have an issue when they make politics their entire life. For instance some people put on their Tinder "If you voted Trump, swipe left!"
    I swipe left. I didn't even vote, but if that's how you treat things I don't want to deal with you so bullet dodged lol.

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  • I am a right wing libertarian, so ideally, she'd be one too. I also wouldn't have any problems dating a conservative, because my values are actually very similar to those of most conservatives--the only difference being that they are willing to use force to spread our values, whereas I am not.

    I suppose I could tolerate dating a center-left libertarian. However, I could never date a socialist of any variety.

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  • not entirely no... however if said potential partner is someone who believes in torturing innocents, abusing children and forcing people onto the streets and out of their homes so that a wealthy millionaire can live in luxury even though they do not need to worry about that then yeah... that would be the only way that it would bother me... otherwise no...

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  • Yes and no. Right now I'm dating a liberal and out political viewpoints couldn't be anymore different but we still care about each other. But on the same coin I know for a fact I'm not going to marry her, we just don't agree about some really key stuff that I find important.

    That being said I do think people should have common ground and core values that are similar but it doesn't define us.

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  • A couple almost always has to be politically aligned to have a good chance, unless both can civilly respect the views of the other. It seems that many of today's younger generation who align with the left could never get along with a conservative, much less take the time to see who that person really is. That's no real loss, dating crazy isn't a good game plan!

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  • Not always but it can lead to arguments especially if each view is so far removed from the other.

    I personally have very realistic views on a lot of subjects, the majority of which would be inflammatory or regarded as disrespectful.

    So often i just end up listening to these arguments as a bystander

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  • If there's one thing I love to do, its talk to people and debate, no harsh feelings, no anger, no bitterness after. The only thing is I can never find a girl like that, they always get way too emotionally into it, still love doing it with friends though, keeps are views in check and our minds sharp.

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  • For me, If a woman has views that are far away from mine, I will give her the benefit of doubt that she is reasonable and talk to her. Some people are overly emotional and don't realize they also utilize common sense, which changes their opinions about their stance.

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  • No, but it will influence how long they stay together. Conservatives can’t stay with liberals... liberals can’t stay with conservatives. Everyone has there own beliefs and no one is willing to respect and co-exist. It’s a good thing and a bad thing.. but I just continue to do what I do

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  • Opposing views are not a deal breaker. The part that makes it a deal breaker is when u do not respect my opinion and try to change it and get mad. I have dated girl who share different political views and it worked because they understand my side and respected my opinion and didn’t try to change it.

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  • I think it depends on how mature the guy and girl are both emotionally and mentally. A couple truly in a mature relationship should be able to have some differing opinions but work them out or respect their partners opinion even if you don't both agree on the point. It really makes up a very small part of a mature emotional relationship.

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  • I love the pic, and honestly I could not date someone so invested in politics because there is just so much tenision and anger there, people stress out too much over politics and that can ruin relationships

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  • Sure i adore strong minded women, who have their own thoughts, ideas, and the courage of their convictions just so long as they are able to discuss their views intelligently and calmly and have a open mind.

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  • "DO" political views influence who I would date?
    ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY!!! i COULD NEVER knowingly date a girl who was a Trump supporter because I'd have no respect for her intellect, or her ability to discern facts/truth from fiction and bullshit. Nor could I date any extremists, right or left.

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    • If you think only someone who's either politically extreme or retarded will support the president for any reason. Then you are the political extremist mate.

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  • Nope not really. It does not even matter even when it comes to marraige. Political views are so much more personal so I don't consider that to factor into relationships

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  • Well yes and no...
    I wouldn't outright dismiss someone over it
    But if it was someone with views opposite mine I do not think it would be something that would last long your politics reflects the values you have and looking towards a life together with someone with widely different values... It seems likely to fail

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  • No not really but it might cause some disagreements. Could probably handle that. Lol

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  • For me it depends. If it’s a trump supporter honestly, then no. I believe values are important. I wouldn’t mind if he were a republican that opposes trump though, as long as he’s not racist, sexist, or homophobic

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    • I support Trump, but I am far from any of those things you called off. Well sexist if you want to call me that. I have been called that before for refusing to hit a girl and holding a door open for her. One of my best friends is African American, so I'm obviously not racist. Oh and I'm bisexual, so I'm pretty sure I'm not homophobic. Any other nasty names you want to call out for Trump supporters?

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    • @Wowgirl10q your medical history?

    • I couldn’t even vote in 2014, I was very underaged; also I didn’t support that either so try again honey 🤷🏼‍♀️ you tried it

  • I think I would not be drawn to people have different values from me in the first place. For me, it's ok for them to prefer different parties but it would be difficult to be with someone with very different values. We don't have to agree on everything but it is very important to me that we value the similar things.

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  • Honestly a lot... you will notice most republicans don't try to push their beliefs all day, but the democratic friend I have always does, obviously this is only my experience so 2 people is not a large sample size.

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    • I grew up and lived in a red county from 1978 - 2012. If I had a nickel for every Republican who buttonholed me to push. their views, I'd be a very rich woman.

      My guess is there is probably about the same amount of zealotry and extremism on both sides.

      I am not a democrat or a republican.

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    • Oh, really? Interesting. I wouldn't know, I guess, because I've never been there before.

    • by the way, holy shit you have a lot of followers.

  • To a certain extent, yes. Mostly because politics are supposed to represent your values. But I generally let people show me who they are as a person, rather than rejecting them outright for not being in the same party as me. I'm a member of a very small party - I don't expect to meet many people in my party.

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  • Not normally. I didn’t vote for Trump, but I wouldn’t not date a guy who did vote for him. The only political deal breaker for me is the “if you voted for this person, don’t talk to me” crap or if we were so far off on politics that it posed a compatibility issue.

    Not that it’s relevant, I voted third party because Trump and Hillary both sucked in my opinion lol

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  • Yes I feel like I could never date anyone who voted remain without a really good reason or was extremely left wing

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  • Kinda am currently having iusses with right wing people so If ny date turner out to be right wing then i probbly get emotional very quickly and end up shouting "you sexest , raciest, male chauvinistic pig" and walk out.

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    • Autistic screeching! Reeeeeeeeeeeee!

    • Not all right wing people are that maybe if you are talking about the alt right not regular right wing are not

    • @CLoRX_bLeAcH i live with Autism and your atempt og insulting me is just comfirming my belive.

      @Ride TheRedWave in my experence it is quite that, politcs and being right or left only mattrs when voteting however they are all nasty and acuse people of being an SJW but are doing all the same shit as these so called SJW same BFs same drama and same nasty behavour

  • Yes. If it's just a difference in semantics then I don't care, but if there's a real moral difference, then there's a possibility that it could cause some issues.

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  • They totally do. It would have just been easier to date someone Democrat cuz all my family are. But thank god I got to know someone first and we matched on everything else. So I say be open to the possibilities of the world around you. My boyfriend is Republican and it bugs me, deeply, but if I let that come between us then I would never have met the most beautiful man.

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  • I vote all over the place based on the person rather than the political party. I have points I disagree with both parties on so as long as we agree on those, I'm good.

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  • It doesn't influence me on who to date but I think it could cause issues in a relationship. It's not that I'm big into politics. Just I have strong opinions on some political issues and I know that can be a problem with some people.

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  • It certainly does. I'm libertarian and I certainly wouldn't date a liberal or extreme conservative. We can be friends, but not date

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  • Depends on the view. I have certain ones that I'm so passionate about, someone who doesn't agree could cause major issues in relationships. Like when it comes to certain ways and acceptance in raising children, or even woman's rights. I couldn't be with someone who had opposite ideals in those departments

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  • I would never date someone who has very different political views then me. I could maybe go for someone who is neutral, but never for a conservative, or right winger. Their positions are in my opinion just straight up wrong. No offense.

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  • I don't really care about political parties, as long as you don't try to push their beliefs on me. Now that would be a deal-breaker.

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  • Fuck yeah. I feel strongly about some things and its strong because it is based in my morals. If someone doesn't share my morals or has completely opposite ideas and philosophy on life, were going to fight and it's not going to work.

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  • I wouldn't not give someone a chance just because of the political party they support but you have to take in consideration issues that may follow. In terms of more an actual relationship, what if their family is highly homophobic or racist? Would you want to be around that type of environment if you don't agree with it? If you're willing to endure this then go for it. I don't mean to sound pessimistic I'm just a realist.

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    • But you are acting like someone is a horrible person if they find gay stuff disgusting that isn't the case you can be a great person but be grossed out by something

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    • Haha okay

  • Yes, I could never date someone who supports a racist, sexist homophobic president. We don't always have to agree on politics but some things I don't have the energy to deal with.

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    • Nor the intelligence apparently

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    • And it's like your personal duty to add to the propoganda and attack him. What kind of extremist nonsense is this?

    • Well who would that be because Trump is neither of those things.

  • Anyone who has a strong leaning either way and say things like conservatives are xyz or libtards are this and that... immediately come off as undesirable and cringey to me.

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  • Yes, I am open to lots of different views but there are some that clash too much with my ideals and are a deal breaker

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  • Well, I don’t like talking political on a date.
    Cause, it’s going to turn to views, arguments, and rants 😑

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  • No me and my boyfriends views are decently polar yet we still get along and love each other... We just don't talk about politics

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  • No unless they are extremely disrespectful to me and my family. Im hispanic but everyone thinks im white. Just as long as they arnt racist or hurt me. Im not into politics but i do believe in respect

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  • To a degree, yes. There are certain political issues regarding human rights that I just don't think I'd be able to compromise over with a potential partner

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  • Depends, as long as my parner and i can listen to each other and respect our own point of views, it should be ok. I think anyways.

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  • Nope
    I'm not really a political person. I don't really care for that stuff.

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  • For a communist person like me I don't imagine myself dating someone who has 100% different political views.

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  • I like to be able to talk about politics sometimes so yeah if their views are extreme then I wouldn’t date them

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  • Nope. When I’m single, I make point to not talk about politics or religion during the “courting” phase.

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