Clearly, politics is creeping into people’s personal lives more than ever. In the run up to the Brexit vote, I found myself on a date with a great guy.
He’d picked the perfect cocktail bar for a first date, we seemed to have some things in common and the conversation was flowing. Despite being on opposing sides of the issue, he argued his point eloquently but something in me shifted as soon as he revealed his position. UK politics has occupied a safe centre ground for generations, with left and right holding different opinions on policies but still able to find consensus in the middle ground. Each side has been drawn to the extreme and everything from social care and education to defence draws polarising views.
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Politics and dating have never coexisted comfortably.
You figured they'd be on the same page because who wouldn't? Before you dump your new match for good, check out this definitive guide to dating across party lines. What they tell you in person might not align with what they're telling the world online. A background report can uncover online profiles they use so you can find out if they're being honest about their political stance, or if (like any good politician) they're just telling you what you want to hear. To decide where to draw the line, make a list of your non-negotiable political values. If you can't find common ground about the topics you're most passionate about, you might have to accept that this romance could crumble like the . When you let them challenge your worldview, you learn to define and defend what you Like Ben Carson and politics, some things aren't meant to be.
At some point between your second or third round of drinks, you started blabbing about this year's insane election drama. Opposing political views can be tricky to navigate, but they don't have to be a dating deal breaker. (In other words, hold yourself to a higher standard than this year's presidential candidates.) If the rules get broken by either side, you have permission to end the conversation. Just listen to what they have to say, and then move on to a more agreeable topic.
2.5 million people found themselves arguing with family members over their Brexit views and 813,000 have completely cut off a relative!
If you returned home only to find out your selfies and photos on Facebook had a sad or angry emoticon in the comments from your significant other, then your differences just became very public.
It won't be long before one of you decides to change your relationship status. Politics Moved into the Bedroom A Singles in America study showed that singles who talked about politics on a first date had a 91% chance of getting to a second date.
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