How important is it for you and your significant other to share similar political views? Recently, we conducted a poll to determine how political beliefs are playing a part in today’s dating scene.
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Political opposition could be the kiss of death to your potential new relationship.
Or it could be the challenge you need to keep the love alive.
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.What other characteristics does he have that are compatible with your own? Get to know a person's other attributes before judging them by political affiliation alone. That's probably why one in three people polled likes to bring politics up on the first date to make sure there aren't any deal-breakers.This policy might prevent situations like the one Vanessa, 25, found herself in when she realized the guy she'd been dating for seven months wasn't pro-choice. 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.