At a time when politics have become so intensely personal and divisive, how are people navigating the topic in the already fraught world of online dating? More than people responded, many echoing the sentiments of one woman who had been open to dating people with different political views but who changed her mind in the current climate.
Here is a selection of the responses, which have been lightly edited. Before, I would never dream of informing everyone about my Miami Florida free chat. This has produced some memorable conversations with offended conservatives and also gotten me some dates with like-minded swipers. These things are too important to leave out.
Perry, 73, Los Angeles. I think I might prefer to date someone with different political ideologies. I intentionally leave off my conservative affiliation because I live in New York.
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There are people of good and bad character across the political spectrum. I leave that off the profile because there are too many minefields that can get triggered if that stuff is in a profile. Disagreements on all individual issues are fine with me.
And I was like, whoa. It totally turned the night on its head. But we got past it and had a pretty decent open conversation about it a couple of days later when he took me to a diner where every TV and there were a lot of them was free native Detroit Michigan chat to Fox News.
Your last first date could be one match away.
So we went out. The few times I tried to talk to someone conservative it ended in an argument. Also another guy argued that global warming was not real and created so scientists could make money. While I was very hesitant online to match with someone who voted for Trump, I did end up meeting my current boyfriend through friends internet dating Carolina distance relationships he did vote for Trump but will not do so again.
In the past, I was more open to dating a conservative Republican. I value dialogue and learning from others and having others learn from my views.
My views are firm, but subject to change by learning! At 20, I dated the man who would become my husband and later, my ex-husbandknowing he was a Republican. Now, your political beliefs are a referendum on your meet Shreveport LA friends life with all your values aligned neatly under a single label.
My ex was a liberal by the time I married him, but 20 years later, I made sure my next partners were already my flavor, politically. I try to be open-minded, but the fact is, a Fayetteville AR sex dating for Trump means a vote against my family.
I need to keep my kid safe, which means I screen potential dates. I al my values by stating simply that I am not conservative in any way. Surprisingly, many men interpret this Vermont girls seeking men a reference to my sexual predilection. A note to readers who are not subscribers: This article from the Reader Center does not count toward your monthly free article limit.
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Lara Takenaga contributed reporting.