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    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?
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    yeh, far more fun being able to debate political issues with your partner rather than just agreeing on it all.

    i'm generally with people (friends and gfs) who are completely different to me, its just far more fun this way

    also what my parents think has never been a factor in choosing a girl
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    Yeah, wouldn't bother me. My political views are not set in stone anyway and have changed and are likely to change in the future.
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    (Original post by didgeridoo12uk)
    yeh, far more fun being able to debate political issues with your partner rather than just agreeing on everything
    This, unless they were Neo-nazis or something, i don't really mind what they believe in
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    My parents both vote differently. I think my mum's labour and my dad's conservative. They've been together almost 20 years.
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    It depends on the person. If they are completely militantly socialist, I couldn't date them. But if their views were leaning towards the left and they didn't rub it in my face, sure i could
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    (Original post by ellakrystina)
    My parents both vote differently. I think my mum's labour and my dad's conservative. They've been together almost 20 years.
    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
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    When I met my girlfriend, she was one of those evil free market capitalist types. Now I'm turning her into a socialist, which will make things easier
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    Depends how opposite. If they support any of the main 3 parties then that would be fine, but if they supported the BNP probably not.
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    don't really care much about politics anyways so yeah...if i like her then yeah
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    As long as they weren't a sanctimonious leftie political bore. Someone who see politics in quasi-religious terms (though they are probably a vehement atheist), whereby any opinion that differs from their orthodoxy must be 'evil', and incessantly pontificates to others in order to justify their views (and therefore themselves) in the eyes of others; nothing worse than one of those, you all know the sort, or something like it.
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    I'd probably have trouble with someone who overly romanticises the concept of politics, which mostly just comes down to petty disputes over economonic management. This is coming from someone who studies politics at universities.

    I'd rather not discuss politics with people, as it's a topic which often exposes intolerable ignorance.
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    As long as they don't turn around to me and start arguing and take things too seriously then yeah....definitely.
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    As long as they actually knew what they were talking about and weren't the sort who repeat "Labour nice party, tory nasty party" then I'd be happy with whoever they justified in supporting.
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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
    Cor, that's pretty bad!
    My parents have different very views about things but the differences in opinion never get heated. For example, only last night my mum was describing her and my dad’s views on how criminals should be treated and rehabilitated into society. My mum’s a very sociological-minded person, whereas my dad’s a former soldier and Police Officer, so their views on such matters on criminals vary widely! The type of arguments they have usually are regarding dad being stupid for some reason or another...
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    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.
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    My boyfriend and I disagree, fundamentally, on just about everything.

    ....apart from our love of debate.
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    I was thinking about this recently as it happens. I could almost never date a Tory, they'd have to be an exceptional person in order for that to happen. Obviously BNP is out of the question. Might about manage a Lib Dem depending on their views as an individual.
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    Not if she was a right winged raging thatcherite ******* face uber tory. Anything less then I guess I could. My current gf is not interested in politic at all
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    (Original post by ellakrystina)
    Cor, that's pretty bad!
    My parents have different very views about things but the differences in opinion never get heated. For example, only last night my mum was describing her and my dad’s views on how criminals should be treated and rehabilitated into society. My mum’s a very sociological-minded person, whereas my dad’s a former soldier and Police Officer, so their views on such matters on criminals vary widely! The type of arguments they have usually are regarding dad being stupid for some reason or another...
    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.
 
 
 
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