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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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    Liberals who marry conservatives are sell outs. I could never do it and true liberals wouldn't do it either.
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    I have no problem with making friends from every part of the political spectrum imaginable, but I couldn't go out with someone seriously who wasn't on the same page as me. It'd mean that either we'd have to never talk about politics, which would be strained and artificial (especially considering I'm a current events junkie) or that we'd just row and disagree all the time, which isn't good for a relationship either.
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    (Original post by Gnobe)
    Liberals who marry conservatives are sell outs. I could never do it and true liberals wouldn't do it either.
    Most stupid statement ever?

    Who made you Judge and Jury on who Liberals should marry.

    If I disagreed with my girlfriend on politics, I just wouldn't speak of it.
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    My girlfriend is a Green and used to be labour which is pretty much complete opposite of my political view and I like it because we can actually talk about politics together.

    My ex used to agree with me on everything about politics and so we never talked about it because it felt like I was talking to a mirror.
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    (Original post by dnumberwang)
    Free tibetter
    Vegetarian
    There are many people on the right who believe that Tibet should be independent again.
    There are also many people on the right who don't eat meat...
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    only if we didnt discuss politics! otherwise we wouldnt really get on that well!
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    If they were bordering on extreme, I'd run.
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    Yes. Politics is not the be all and end all of my life.
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    I usually like to date very different people, helps me get a better perspective on life. That said not sure whether I would end up going out with someone interested in politics.
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    (Original post by dnumberwang)
    Cool.

    Seriously, you quoted a 9 month old post just to say that?
    Sorry, didn't pay attention to the date.
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    Of course. But lefties tend to be terribly intolerant, so I doubt I'd be marrying a socialist anyway.
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    (Original post by dnumberwang)
    Not if

    Marxist
    Anarcho-communist
    Green party UK voter
    Free tibetter
    Vegetarian
    Teveth

    Sane socialists are ok
    Since when was vegitarianism a political view? :L
    Sure there are a greater number of left wing vegetarians than right wing, but that's not to say there's no such thing as a right wing vegetarian!

    Edit: my bad, just realised someone else pointed that out/how old the post is :')
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    I'm pretty conservative, my sister and father are very far to the left and my mum couldn't care less, but I think she leans more to the right. I get on fine with my dad and we just end up having conversation on it, if it ever comes up, but my sister is ultra-left and a stupid, poorly informed hippy with tendencies to act as if she's from a black ghetto, when we're a well off, well educated white family. Instead of saying what her reasons for her views are she just calls me an idiot, or whatever insult she's particularly keen on at that time, bear in mind she's 22.

    She's doing an internship and always complains that she has no money and asks if she can borrow some, when our parents give us both £300 a month just for going out, and they're happy to give us more if we have a real reason for it. So she's pretty much a hypocrite who just acts poor, when our parents have worked hard so that we can have a good life before we start work.

    Did I mention she acts like a militant vegan and complains that I eat meat (we have a vegetarian family, but I eat meat) but then has cheese sandwichs and milk in her tea and cereal? :| She once called me evil for eating meat, sorry for eating what's natural for me to eat then.

    I'm starting to suspect she's a real, live hipster, the ones you hear about but never actually see. Hm.

    Anyway SORRY that went mad off-topic, my girlfriend and I have similar political views, but we differ on MANY things. For instance I'm very much an atheist, but she's Catholic and says her prayers before bed. It never leads to arguments, just informed debate, and she knows I think she's being silly when she questions a lot of things that are commonly accepted FACTS, but I have a great deal of respect for her and she is a very smart lady. 11 A-A*s at GCSE, great A level results(even though she won't admit it) and offers from UCL and Warwick? Oh yes she's a smart lady.

    But I don't think I could live with someone like my sister, who tries to force her views on you, when she knows barely anything and has no real basis for her views.

    ALSO: sorry again for this going super off-topic.
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    Sorry about my semi-ranting last post! To summarise I was basically saying, if it's with the right people who don't think that's the be-all and end-all of life then it can make for some nice debate. Also I find it very interesting to learn what the other side thinks, particularly when it comes to religion religion.
 
 
 
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