Dating someone with opposite political views

Dating trends in the 21st century have changed the way Millennials view love.

Relationships are formulaic and calculated based on compatibility algorithms.

What if you were dating someone for seven months and just found out they were anti-choice — a position you vehemently detest?

Well, that happened to one woman who wrote in to Dan Savage’s love column on Wednesday.

I was about 15 minutes into a date with a woman I met on Ok Cupid when she boasted that in 2008 she’d voted for John Mc Cain. Neil Malhotra, a political economist at Stanford Business School, says he became curious about the question as he watched partisan polarization increase over the past several years.

She wanted me to know it was a badge of honor for her. It’s always seemed a decent guess that we let political affiliations influence our attraction to a potential valentine. A recent study demonstrates that having similar political beliefs makes us more likely to be interested in a person when we view his or her online dating profile.

Casting a vote for a Republican is by no means a date deal breaker as far as I’m concerned. It changed the background music playing behind her monologues.

We left it at that, and she moved on to talking about David Cronenberg movies. ) But I confess this revelation threw a different light across the gal’s smile.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.But the woman was still left uneasy and turned to Savage for help. Well, first he said that she should tell him she’s pregnant.Savage said that most men who are anti-choice believe in their ideals in an abstract form, but “come to a very different conclusion about the importance of access to safe and legal abortion when an unplanned pregnancy impacts them directly.”But to answer her question on whether she should continue to date her boyfriend, Savage concluded with a powerful “No.”Savage wrote: Women have to be in control of their own bodies—and when and whether they reproduce—in order to be truly equal.Only ¼ of single men avoid dating women with strong political opinions.41% of men and 40% of women think it’s risky to talk politics on a first date.63% said that they only date people These results indicate that there are no hard and fast rules about political talk and first dates.

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