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    Yes absolutely
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    Probably - I think I could
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    Probably not - it would be too difficult in the long run
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    No
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    (Original post by Teveth)
    Not if she is a Tory, no. Being a Tory would mean she is selfish and heartless, and for me that just would not do. I could probably just about deal with a centrist.
    Teveth, I know you and I have our differences but, will you marry me?
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    As long as she wasn't a nazi or a communist, I wouldn't mind. Having a political argument is always fun, and letting politics get in the way of personal relationships is a bit silly.
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    (Original post by Boobies.)
    Haha yeah, when my mum and my dad argue, the outcome is usually my mum, me and my brother thinking my dad's an idiot, and my dad thinking he's won, lmao.
    Ahahaha, my mum never lets my dad win. He ends up doing the hoovering and buying flowers to make up.
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    Only if she supported the BNP, obviously.

    http://m.gmgrd.co.uk/res/592.$plit/C...A47%3A52%3A245
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    (Original post by ellakrystina)
    Ahahaha, my mum never lets my dad win. He ends up doing the hoovering and buying flowers to make up.
    God, i don't think my dad's ego could take that.
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    Not if they were opposite, but obviously I don't expect them to agree with me on everything. A few differences of opinion are good; makes for a better discussion, but if I were to be with some ultra-leftist we might end up physically harming one another tbh.
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    (Original post by FattyInNeed)
    Only if she supported the BNP, obviously.

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    This.

    I wouldn't care if they had views other then BNP.
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    (Original post by Deadly Lightshade)
    My boyfriend and I disagree, fundamentally, on just about everything.

    ....apart from our love of debate.
    Brilliant signature, chuckled for about 10 seconds
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    It depends, although in my case probably not.
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    If she supported the BNP, was a Nazi etc. then no.

    Other than that, it's a non-issue.
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    I voted 'No, I think it would be too difficult'. Reason is my own political views run DEEP. They form part of a much larger set of values that influence how I behave and what I expect from others. It's unlikely I'd be able to bond with somebody who has radically different morals to myself. Although come to think of it that might help in terms of sexual tension.. haha but I really doubt it'd work out in the long term...
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    (Original post by Sharpshooter)
    I heard of this discussion taken place a lot recently and wondered whether political views are a stumbling block for relationships. Could you marry or date someone who votes for a different party to yourself?

    I know some Americans who wont marry a republican (or vice versa) and similarly I know some people who are Labour voters at uni who wont date tories because of what their parents might think. Does anyone have this problem? Would you date strongly has different political opinions to you?
    I've voted 'probably not'. Never say never, but I just can't see it working between myself and a Labour supporter. I'm quite a right wing Conservative (my views are similar to the republicans), and I have firm ideas about how I want my children to be brought up. I'd like them to be at boarding schools or very strong independant schools, for example, and I doubt a socialist would agree with that. I also place a lot of value on traditions, which again, a socialist may not agree with.

    I don't have any problem with lefties, and some of my friends are socialists and Labour supporters, but I just think that long term, there would be too many problems.

    I could possibly marry a centrist though, or a UKIPer.
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    (Original post by Teveth)
    Not if she is a Tory, no. Being a Tory would mean she is selfish and heartless, and for me that just would not do. I could probably just about deal with a centrist.
    Awww Teveth, you love me really.

    Really though, there's no need to be quite so rude.
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    Yeah sure. I dont judge people on their political affliation at all. My boyfriend is Lib Dem, im Tory. Possibly BNP is the only party that would be a big issue haha. However, I couldn't date someone with no political views at all.
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    I think that it would make life interesting - political arguments can be quite fun!
    However, if they supported the BNP or a party like that it would be a no.
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    Yes. I'm all for the excitement that comes with disagreement.
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    Yeeh wneva bored js start a debate hehe bu it shudnt effect u much pple r different simple (=
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    I would be fine with her having a different political opinion, as long as it wasnt communist or fascist.
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    (Original post by Boobies.)
    My mum's tory and my dad's labour, they got married in 1991. (Not sure what month though, so not sure how many years exactly) all was fine until about 5 years ago, the election before last, my dad asked my mum who she voted for.

    They had a huge, week long row about it (my dad couldn't let it go) and have vowed never to speak of voting and politics again
    Just like Gordon Brown couldn't let No. 10 go, took him like 3 days to gtfo.
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    (Original post by Sharpshooter)
    I heard of this discussion taken place a lot recently and wondered whether political views are a stumbling block for relationships. Could you marry or date someone who votes for a different party to yourself?

    I know some Americans who wont marry a republican (or vice versa) and similarly I know some people who are Labour voters at uni who wont date tories because of what their parents might think. Does anyone have this problem? Would you date strongly has different political opinions to you?
    i don't care about politics, all parties are the same, they all are liars under a different colour flag.

    i would date any girl regardless of their political view unless its BNP
 
 
 
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