Too much too soon may eliminate people who would actually be interesting if things were taken at a slower pace. As we are dating, its appropriate to slowly, gradually and reciprocally share private information.
However, as things progress (hopefully they will), politics is an area you need to check out in order to determine compatibility. Discussing what is happening in the world politically is different than discussing your personal values. As we share vulnerable details and they are handled with respect, safety, and trust then we build intimacy. This issue isn't so much talking about politics but rather HOW we talk about politics.
There are many things my husband and I disagree on, but thankfully politics isn’t one of them.
meets four women assessing potential dates on how they vote Once, talking politics was anathema to passion and ‘never ask someone how they vote’ was an etiquette mantra we all adhered to.
Scroll through Tinder, Happn, Once or Bumble today however, and you’re as likely to come across a declaration of political allegiance (‘No Tories please’ or ‘Lefties need not apply’) as you are a sarcastic one-liner or a career brag.
Instead of watching the NBC Nightly News and drawing your own conclusions from unbiased reporting, you read the blogger who speaks most to you. I’m a big Andrew Sullivan reader – he’s a married, gay, Catholic, British, pro-Obama conservative.
But I think he’s a realist who relies mostly on facts to draw his conclusions – plus, he slightly challenges my Jewish atheist liberal bent.
A Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition, Corbyn coup and wave of tax scandals have resulted in party battle lines being drawn and redrawn, leading many of us to become increasingly vocal about where we stand.
On dating site Bumble, you can now add a filter so that a potential partner knows your political affiliation as soon as they land on your profile.
Politics used to be a relatively private subject, but its now being openly discussed amongst friends, family and even on dates.
Politics and religious views are usually the two subjects to avoid on first dates, but with politics being in the news what seems like every hour of every day across the world, its hard not to bring it up as a conversation starter!
Politics is already considered such a heated and taboo subject.