I don't think I could date someone who didn't see me as his equal or who believed that the state should regulate my sexual or reproductive choices.
So, yeah, this shit would be a deal breaker for me … But in his next paragraph, he concedes: Actually, this issue a deal breaker for me, even though I don't have a vagina. Any gay man who can't see the connection between a woman's right to have children when she chooses and his right to love and marry the person he chooses is an idiot. So is it impossible to date someone with different political views than you?
I was born in the heart of a liberal utopia, the good old San Francisco Bay Area, raised by two parents who bleed blue.
But her boyfriend, who she described as a “sweet, loving guy and progressive in every other way,” said that disagreeing on an issue is fine in a relationship.
“She was a disappointment to me,” came the answer, cryptically.
“It seemed like the country was getting more divided,” he says.
I'm not saying this is an earth-shattering phenomenon, but for me, a dedicated Dem through and through, I never thought it could be possible.
Not only has this worked for me, but several friends and family members of mine have also found cross-party relationships to actually be functional. For some people, there are bonds stronger than a political party that can hold their relationship together.
However, it is perhaps telling that people don’t take that much interest in politics unless there is an upcoming election.