Every time political arguments erupted at holiday gatherings when I was younger, I'd give a signal to my cousins to meet me under the dinner table. It wasn't because we were scared of the tension between the family's liberals and conservatives that seemed to pop up every year in between dinner and dessert at our grandma's, but rather, it was boring, difficult for us to understand, and there were never any resolutions. More importantly, it was the perfect time to tap on our relatives' feet and then scurry away before they could catch us. Growing up, most of the men in my family were conservative and most of the women were liberal although in my generation, that's no longer true , which meant couples didn't agree on politics , and would sometimes even argue with each other during these heated family arguments — mostly notably, my grandparents, who are notorious for being polar opposites when it comes to everything. Even within my immediate family, my parents typically don't agree on politics.
The Trouble With Interpolitical Dating Is Just the Trouble with Dating
DATING SOMEONE WHO HAS DIFFERENT POLITICAL VIEWS
Evidence abounds that Democrats and Republicans really do not like each other. Researchers have found that they avoid dating one another, desire not to live near one another and disapprove of the idea that their offspring would marry someone outside their party see here , here , here. Sure, most people are not very political, but among those who are, partisanship seems to be affecting nonpolitical realms of their lives. That phenomenon motivated a colleague and me to gather data about mixed-partisan marriages.
Can People With Different Political Views Make A Relationship Work? Here's An Expert's Take
Untitled Slate Star Codex. Active topics Unanswered topics. You must login or register to post new entries. NerdLove When you write a dating advice column, one of the inevitable questions that comes up is the idea of inexperience. For many men, especially as they get older, dating inexperience is a vicious catch
Lately, the upcoming election is permeating every aspect of American life. Not surprisingly it has become a topic of discussion in the dating world as well. How important is it for you and your significant other to share similar political views? Could opposing views impact a relationship?