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    eg. if you're left wing could you date a right winger and vice versa?


    i don't think i could, if they were really vocal about it i definitely don't think i could. if they were opposite, but didn't ever bring it up, i probably could.
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    Don't think I've ever met a girl that's into politics, then again I'm quite young, but still.....
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    I don't think I could, maybe Tory at the worst :hmmm:
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    yeah definitely, so long as her beliefs do not affect how she perceives me personally and if they don't interfere with our courtship; i see no problem with that.

    i'm a firm believer in the public and private divide. what you believe about politics is in the public sphere and should not interfere in the private sphere. extreme views tend to breach that divide.

    i'm a person of classical liberal/ conservative inclinations, but would have no problems dating a communist.
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    (Original post by amsie/)
    I don't think I could, maybe Tory at the worst :hmmm:

    Nothing wrong in dating a Tory, after all, my boyfriend is about to marry me.
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    Depends on how politically opposite they are and how dogmatic they are, or what you are like for that matter.

    Two people can work though they have different political beliefs if they accept their differences and respect each other.
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    Yeah ofc it wouldn't bother me that much.

    It's a talking point, no?

    (btw I have left-ring morals with a right-wing sense)

    (Original post by meenu89)
    Nothing wrong in dating a Tory, after all, my boyfriend is about to marry me.
    You Kate Middleton?
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    (Original post by meenu89)
    Nothing wrong in dating a Tory, after all, my boyfriend is about to marry me.
    Congrats on the whole marriage thing

    Yeah, I probably could. So long as they didn't go on about their political beliefs and how I'm "wrong" constantly.
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    Yeah I could. I use a very strange system I have devised to find out if I could get along with others. It's called 'The Pub Test'.

    Basically, if you can talk to each other and get along fine in a pub and agree(mostly) upon the things you talk about, then you could go out together.

    Things like politics and religion, while very interesting, are not things you would mention in a pub. These views are often deep-set and you are unlikely to change each others mind, only causing conflict. I find it's best to focus on your similarities and not worry about your differences.

    The only way politics would ever be a problem if they were really preachy and had a problem with you about it. As long as you can see past those differences and be at peace with them, then it's no problem.
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    Women aren't even clever enough to comprehend politics, so no I wouldn't have a problem.
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    Different oppinions? Sure.
    Radical?
    **** no.

    The same goes for really religious.
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    (Original post by ChaoticSkills)
    Women aren't even clever enough to comprehend politics, so no I wouldn't have a problem.
    Sigh,what a poor attempt to seem like a lad.
    Chauvinism is dead mate.
    21st century, most chicks have balls bigger than yours.
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    I could probably do short term casual dating and hook ups. It'd be difficult to do anything long term though really if they were diametrically opposed, especially if really vocal about it. For example, some guy I've been chatting to recently is a total red banner waving lefty and it's incredibly off putting.
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    Don't think I could date a hardcore supporter of the BNP to be honest...and serious Tory supporters are a bit of a stretch too, but as long as they're not extreme and we don't try to influence each other I'm sure it could work. Religion is similar. Since I'm a Christian (but not extreme at all) there's no way I could date an extreme atheist who thinks that anyone with a religion is narrow-minded and stupid, especially if they always went on about it. It would drive me nuts. So as long as they don't get preachy, I don't care.
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    If she is the complete opposite aka a full on lefty then no but if she was righty but has a different opinion of some righty things then yes it would be interesting not a war like it would be with lefty.
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    (Original post by Bellissima)
    eg. if you're left wing could you date a right winger and vice versa?


    i don't think i could, if they were really vocal about it i definitely don't think i could. if they were opposite, but didn't ever bring it up, i probably could.
    Possibly. It depends how different though. I'm quite right wing, so I could never date a marxist.
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    I only wouldn't if they brought it into everything that happens...
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    (Original post by S129439)
    Yeah I could. I use a very strange system I have devised to find out if I could get along with others. It's called 'The Pub Test'.

    Basically, if you can talk to each other and get along fine in a pub and agree(mostly) upon the things you talk about, then you could go out together.

    Things like politics and religion, while very interesting, are not things you would mention in a pub. These views are often deep-set and you are unlikely to change each others mind, only causing conflict. I find it's best to focus on your similarities and not worry about your differences.

    The only way politics would ever be a problem if they were really preachy and had a problem with you about it. As long as you can see past those differences and be at peace with them, then it's no problem.
    basing a relationship on that is only a short term one... when you go long term you start to talk about things like politics... EG with my best friend i do occaisionally because it's in the news so often and it affects me.
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    (Original post by NaturalDisaster)
    Don't think I could date a hardcore supporter of the BNP to be honest...and serious Tory supporters are a bit of a stretch too, but as long as they're not extreme and we don't try to influence each other I'm sure it could work. Religion is similar. Since I'm a Christian (but not extreme at all) there's no way I could date an extreme atheist who thinks that anyone with a religion is narrow-minded and stupid, especially if they always went on about it. It would drive me nuts. So as long as they don't get preachy, I don't care.
    i definitely couldn't date even a casual BNP member

    i'm not religious but i also couldn't date an extreme atheist who kept making fun of religious people and calling them stupid/narrow minded or an extreme theist who kept quoting the bible every 5 seconds since i'm kind of in the middle.
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    I went out with a Tory (and he was quite active, member of Young Conservative future, volunteered with the local Tory MP etc) when I myself am kind of middle of the way/maybe slightly left wing.

    My current boyfriend is super Socialist, running for leader of his Uni Labour Society

    So no. For me, it doesn't matter
 
 
 
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