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    Do you and your boyfriend/girlfriend share the same political beliefs? What about your parents?

    If not, how do you/they deal with it? Do you just never talk about it or do you accept the arguments? I suppose it becomes a bigger problem over time, especially if you were to get married and have children...
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    wouldn't see the problem within democratic parties, (tories/lib dems/ labour, even the green party), but if your views are supporting the BNP and your partner supports UAF, then yes you may have a problem...(although i'm not to sure whether UAF is a party or a political movement)
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    My parents have the same political views.

    My partners have either been politically apathetic or had the same ideology as me. I don't think I could date a right-winger myself.
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    Me and my girl had different views, but as I am the man in the relationship she was forced to adopt mine.
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    I have similar political views to my parents.
    As for my partner, I wouldn't mind if they had different political view as long as it wasn't something like BNP.
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    My girlfriend is a completely blind socialist. Whereas I am economically conservative, socially liberal. It causes a bit of tension haha
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    theres been sooooo many threads on this already

    most of the time i have different political views and ideologies to my girlfriend, quite often even different religious beliefs. its never been a problem only a source for many long interesting debates/discussions. as long as you accept each others beliefs and don't ram them down the other persons throat they'll rarely cause any issues.
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    I've always had different views. I've never been attracted to someone I argued with about political things, though.
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    As long as their views are not completely idiotic it can be worked out.
    My dad's political ideas, for example, are completely absurd so I just avoid talking to him about it. Sometimes I get so pissed that I try to point out the idiocy behind what he just said but then he always replies with some populist bull**** and this is when I realise that I can't teach him anything in this domain.
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    My parents : my mom doesn't do politics, she prefers to get on with running her business with minimal governmental interference. My father, he likes everything that comes from Sweden.

    My wife : She is one of those looney ones who thinks Wales should be a separate country, very left wing and supports this stupid idiotic party called Plaid Cymru.

    Me : Tory

    My aim is to get her to vote Tory come the next elections
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    My boyfriends parents are Socialists whereas he isn't interested in Politics at all. My Dads side of the families are Tories (one of my Uncles is a councillor in the South East) but my Mums side are Labour voters.
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    For me, I'd rather someone had broadly similar political views to me, mainly because I'm quite involved in politics, campaigning and stuff, so it would be fairly difficult if someone was completely opposed to me. They don't have to support the same party, of course not, but I can't really see a relationship with a Tory working. I might be wrong though, I've never had one. I suppose part of it could be whether the other person is active within the party they support, or just an ordinary voter.
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    Ahah, we never discuss it. My guy is conservative, and my family usually votes lib dem - this time round is my first time voting so I've never really been that passionate about it before. There may be a bit of tension if I'd end up voting lib dem, but I'd hope it wouldn't affect anything major - that'd be silly.
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    (Original post by d123)
    but I can't really see a relationship with a Tory working.
    Well that's rather closed minded of you.
    Its not like all tories are the same. I get the feeling you think all tories are exactly like the extreme stereotype (evil toff repressing the little people etc)
    And no i'm not a die hard tory. My views are a bit pick and mix. To be honest how i've voted is based mainly on the candidates in my constiuency.
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    Yeah i could be with somebody with different political views as long as these views weren't extreme and were well informed.
 
 
 
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