Everything from who can legally marry whom to who gets to make reproductive choices for women to who gets tax breaks and who doesn't can be intensely personal.You may feel so strongly that the person you share your time (and maybe life) with needs to agree with you that this is a dealbreaker.He smiled at me and, emboldened by a little champagne, I introduced myself.
Maybe it’s the forbidden nature of it, the secret thrill I feel knowing that my friends would never date a Republican. We’d start out hot – bantering with each other, clashing over every little thing – but the fundamental incompatibilities would prove too strong eventually, and the relationship would crumble. The sparks of our debate – which can be so thrilling – have more recently been tipping over into brawls.
Maybe I’m attracted to strong men with stronger opinions. That night, I did not hide my political leanings from Nick. Not long ago, I posted an Obama Facebook picture, and he immediately responded with a post from the RNC.
This is essential to know before you get too deep in a relationship.
It's highly unlikely that you will change your partner's mind.
4 tips to make your relationship work despite political differences.