Could you date/marry somebody...

Discussion in 'Dating & Relationships' started by Mirage, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    So, could you date or marry somebody who didn't share your political views?

    Rooting for different teams in sports is one thing but for me I'd have to draw the line on political views. It's gotta be at least close when it comes to political agreement.

  2. EndWinterRomance

    EndWinterRomance PREGGERS

    honestly i couldnt really care about it, i like being able to argue with someone about these things, the only place i think i'd draw the line would be on issues like abortion, if someone was against it all the time for everything i'd have a problem with that
  3. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    There goes the chance of us getting married. :lol:

    I've dated someone who doesn't care about politics it was a bit disappointing not to be able to discuss issues with him. The others are all liberal, Green Party or Socialist. We don't agree on some issues but the discussions were at least exciting. I'm not sure if I'd get along with someone who has extreme right political/social view. We'd probably end up arguing all the time.
  4. Blueyes

    Blueyes Registered Member

    I wouldn't hold that against anyone. I didn't give a rats butt about politics some years ago and now I do. Some people just aren't in a place in there lives where it matters to them. Either way my views aren't going to be swayed to the point where I'd vote someone else. And I won't be bullied into it either.
  5. whateverdude_09

    whateverdude_09 Registered Member

    i have had that experience...but we really didnt get to that all important " what is your political views...lets discuss." point in our relationship...but my friends and i argue all the time about these topics, because i hang around with a bunch of democrats.
  6. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    No, I couldn't. Definite deal-breaker there. The thing is, my political views are so closely tied to my world view and my priorities, and I couldn't date someone whose world view & priorities are so drastically different from mine.
  7. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    I could give less than a shit what they believed as long as they weren't some nutty extremist (such as an abortion clinic bomber or a hardcore communist) and made a case to let me know of it every minute of every day.
  8. viLky

    viLky ykLiv

    No. I'll be the person who tries to change her, but in the end I find out that I can't change her, she has to change for herself. I've seen this many times during TV shows, and I hope I don't become a victim of it. I'll avoid it. I'll avoid her.

    I need somebody who agrees with my views 90%+.
  9. Swiftstrike

    Swiftstrike Registered Member

    I could date someone with views different from mine. However, I couldnt marry and have a family with them.

    Basically the conflict would be how to raise the kids and I would not be able to raise my kids with values or philosophy's opposite of my own.

    I think most people with different political views than mine aren't problematic its the views and values that go with those political holdings that bother me.
  10. kiwi

    kiwi The Original Kiwi

    I probably couldn't marry someone that had extreme different views then me. We don't have to be 100% aligned on what we think or what matters are more important, but definitely agree on most aspects.

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