I probably wouldn't date anybody who cared enough about politics to make it a part of their identity in the first place. Yes. No issue as long as they aren't overly enthusiastic about it. If they get all bent out of shape if you don't share their views then maybe look elsewhere.
As far as dating someone who is conservative and I'm liberal, yes you can absolutely do this. There are lots of liberal conservatives out there who will tell you that conservatism is not really so bad after all. That it's more about personal choices than politics itself. That it's possible to be conservative without being a Republican or voting for one.
In fact, according to some studies, conservative women are the most sought-after dating partners for liberals. Apparently, liberal men find it easier to date people closer to them politically. This makes sense since political views are often associated with personality traits such as confidence and courage. Not everyone who is conservative is shy or lacks self-esteem. In fact, many conservatives have a high opinion of themselves and their beliefs which would be difficult if not impossible to match with someone who thinks differently.
The same study also found that conservative men prefer dating liberal women because it makes them feel more secure in the relationship.
While these partnerships may be successful if they are carefully negotiated, Spira nonetheless advises addressing your spouse about their political ideas early on. "These chats will help you understand the person with whom you're romantically connected and will help you decide whether to stay together or go your separate ways," she adds.
If one of you isn't comfortable with the other's views, then you shouldn't continue seeing each other.
Spira notes that it's important not to question your partner's beliefs when you first meet, but as you get to know them you can discuss topics such as where they stand on issues like religion, politics, and morality. You should also ask them about their opinions on major events happening in the world today. This will help you understand how they think about current affairs and will give you a better idea of what kind of person they are.
In conclusion, asking questions and being open-minded will help you learn more about your partner's political beliefs and will help you determine whether this is the right relationship for you.
Keep in mind that your pals do not have to share your viewpoint. If they hold opposing political ideas, don't take it personally. It's easy to let something that you care deeply about take all your attention, but try to focus instead on the traits that brought you to this connection in the first place. Was it their sense of humor? Their kindness? Their intelligence? Try not to lose sight of those things.
In addition, realize that not everyone who shares your viewpoint will be your friend. Some people believe in limited government and individual freedom who would rather not know anyone who supports a more expansive role for the federal government. That's fine. Don't feel obligated to share every aspect of your life with someone if they make you uncomfortable or conflict with what you believe in.
Finally, remember that politics is mostly about compromise. No matter how much you may disagree with someone else's position, there's always room for negotiation over just how far you can go in certain directions. Maybe your friend wants to push for bigger government programs, while you'd like to see them cut back a little. The only thing that matters is that you both agree that government should play an active role in solving problems and that you leave the relationship open to change.
In conclusion, yes you can have friends with different political views. Just because your buddy likes Ron Paul doesn't mean you have to love John Kerry. And even though your favorite president is George W.
Not only that, but a June 2006 Gallup Poll on interracial dating indicated that 95 percent of 18 to 29 year-olds approve of interracial dating, with over 60 percent of that age group having dated someone of a different race. Some of your friends may find it difficult to comprehend that you wish to date interracially. Just be sure to understand each other's expectations and limitations before you two go any further.
Interracial dating is when two people of different races marry each other. It is not the same as dating within your own race because there are many differences between the two types of relationships. For example, in an interracial relationship, it is normal for each person to want what others think they should have - like white women wanting to be married to black men and black women wanting to be married to white men. Also, in an interracial relationship, it is common for one partner to feel less attractive than another. This can make the less attractive partner feel bad about himself or herself. Finally, in an interracial relationship, it is normal for either party not to fit in with the other's family since they come from different cultures who have different values.
You should consider all these factors when deciding whether or not to date interracially. If you both agree that there is no racial discrimination in your country and that both of you will not be affected by its presence, then there is nothing wrong with dating someone of a different race.