Just as the title asks. I usually want to talk about politics on the first date to get it out of the way. To me, issues like gay rights, gun control, energy, and education are more of moral issues than they are political issues, and I want to be sure I'm not wasting my time on someone who has totally opposite values of me.
But on the other hand, my roommate said she never really asks her dates about politics and usually just has the good luck of dating guys who have the same views as her.
Do you think it's OK to talk about politics on the first date? If not, at what point would you ask?
- YesVote A
- NoVote B
Most Helpful Guy
I don't, because I try to imagine those things aren't deal breakers to me.
If they are deal breakers to you, then go ahead and raise them.
The reason people normally advise them not to raise them is that raising them early suggests (in your case, correctly) that they are very important to you, and almost certainly, most people will not agree with you on all of them, and that will be the end of things.
Which is what you want, right? If they aren't in line with your thoughts, why waste your time?