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Would you date an ex-criminal?

EllyDicious

made of AMBIGUITY
V.I.P.
If you suddenly know your partner was a criminal, how would you react?
If you know someone was a criminal would you consider dating them?
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To me, the past of a person is very important because it can also define the future.
He who has had criminal signs in the past, though treated, could make those signs appear again someday. I don't think a person can ever change his essence.
 

viLky

ykLiv
First and foremost it depends on what she was busted for. Not only that, but the details behind the case. I wouldn't want to rush to judgment on her is she was busted for drug possession and it ended up being pot.

For the most part I wouldn't care. If it ends up bad I'll just be like "Damn girl, you crazy!" and leave. Maybe it's less difficult for a guy than a girl in this situation?
 
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Wade8813

Registered Member
If you suddenly know your partner was a criminal, how would you react?
If you know someone was a criminal would you consider dating them?
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To me, the past of a person is very important because it can also define the future.
He who has had criminal signs in the past, though treated, could make those signs appear again someday. I don't think a person can ever change his essence.
Obviously it depends on what it was. There's a good chance that even if I was able to completely overlook the crime, there would be damage to my trust if I suddenly found out.

I'd consider dating the person depending on a myriad of factors.

I agree that a person's past is very important, but I also know people can change. Even to the core. It's rare, but it can happen.
 

Merc

Problematic Shitlord
V.I.P.
I think the overwhelming answer is "it depends on the crime".

I don't think many people would say no immediately.
 

EllyDicious

made of AMBIGUITY
V.I.P.
Even to the core. It's rare, but it can happen.
As I said, I don't believe this can happen. Supposing I commit a crime.It's because I am able to do it, I want to do it and I can do it.
Deep down inside of me, I find nothing wrong with it and even if I know it's wrong, I still don't care.
It's in my blood/nature to do such things, no matter how many treatments I get. All of them would help me just temporarily.
If I get the first chance to do something wrong, I will take advantage of it.
I can't escape the real me.
 

Bliss

Sally Twit
If I was already dating him then it would depend on the crime. If I loved him that is. If we'd only just got together then I'd break it off

I would never date someone who I knew was a criminal. It wouldn't matter what they had done. I don't agree with breaking any law and I wouldn't want to feel ashamed of introducing someone to my family.
 

Merc

Problematic Shitlord
V.I.P.
I would never date someone who I knew was a criminal. It wouldn't matter what they had done. I don't agree with breaking any law and I wouldn't want to feel ashamed of introducing someone to my family.
Are you being literal? Because there's plenty of petty crimes that still would make one a 'criminal' but I wouldn't imagine should make you ashamed of them. I mean, sure if you found out a potential date once got caught having sex with farm animals then yeah then I don't think many people would argue but you couldn't love a person for who they are without worrying about their past, even if it's not part of their present self?
 

Bliss

Sally Twit
Well the question was if they ARE a criminal. Not if they used to be. If they'd served time in jail for something serious then I doubt I'd be able to trust them.
 

EllyDicious

made of AMBIGUITY
V.I.P.
Well the question was if they ARE a criminal..
Actually the question is "if they used to be" or "if you found out they were in the past ...but maybe not now .. ".
It's about how much a criminal past would influence on your relationship with him.
 

Bliss

Sally Twit
OK, well I read it wrong then.
Then I guess in both cases it would depend. But in all honesty I can't see myself being comfortable dating someone that served time in prison.

It's different if you've already been in a relationship for a long time and you're in love. You might say you'd break it off right away but I don't think it would be that easy.
 
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