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Old 03-17-2014, 09:21 PM
 
Location: between the swamp and the ocean
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So Match.com gives the option of describing your politics with "ultra conservative", "conservative", "very liberal", "liberal" (that's me!) or "middle of the road."

I'd been chatting with a guy from Match who was self-described as "middle of the road." Fine, as a bona fide kale-juicing, intellectual NPR-listening librul I would prefer a Democratic-leaning guy, but I live in South Florida and the pickings are already slim for my demographic. So a moderate isn't out of the question. I would, perhaps (depending on his other nice qualities) consider dating a fiscal conservative, an educated and independent voter who can hold a reasoned argument based on factual substance.

I find his Facebook, and, there we are - the offensive jokes, Fox News quotes and Obama-bashing (some of which was very poor taste and racist) did not end. It was really over the top. It is clear to me that he was describing himself as "middle of the road" just to give himself better odds by appealing to women on both ends of the spectrum. Also, we are not Facebook friends (all this stuff was on his public news feed), so I find it evidence of very poor judgment that he would put all these offensive posts out there for all the world to see if they search for his name in FB.

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Old 03-17-2014, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Somebody fudged the truth while dating?!
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:23 PM
 
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I would never imagine political leaning being a characteristic for a potential SO.
 
Old 03-17-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: The point of no return, er, the Bay Area
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I wouldn't mind dating a fiscal conservative or Libertarian, as I was previously a registered Libertarian (huge Ron Paul supporter), but neocon? F*ck no! I used to be a right wing Republican, and even voted for Bush in '04. I was a raging neocon back then, and was worse than Sarah Palin (hey, I was a fundamentalist Christian once!), but those days are long gone. I am a liberal and would/could only date socially (and prefer fiscally) liberal folks.
 
Old 03-17-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: between the swamp and the ocean
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Hoopla, why not?Political preference says a lot about peoples' worldview and perspective.

But as I said, it wasn't so much that he was conservative, rather, it was the tasteless and offensive nature of what he posted.
 
Old 03-17-2014, 09:27 PM
 
Location: The point of no return, er, the Bay Area
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Originally Posted by hooplaman View Post
I would never imagine political leaning being a characteristic for a potential SO.
Are you being facetious?
 
Old 03-17-2014, 09:29 PM
 
Location: between the swamp and the ocean
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Originally Posted by Metaphysique View Post
I wouldn't mind dating a fiscal conservative or Libertarian, as I was previously a registered Libertarian (huge Ron Paul supporter), but neocon? F*ck no! I used to be a right wing Republican, and even voted for Bush in '04. I was a raging neocon back then, and was worse than Sarah Palin (hey, I was a fundamentalist Christian once!), but those days are long gone. I am a liberal and would/could only date socially (and prefer fiscally) liberal folks.
You win. If I met a man who openly admitted to having seen the light and crossed over from neocon-land, that would be highly attractive!
 
Old 03-17-2014, 09:29 PM
 
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Hoopla, why not?Political preference says a lot about peoples' worldview and perspective.

But as I said, it wasn't so much that he was conservative, rather, it was the tasteless and offensive nature of what he posted.
I just feel like for me it doesn't really play on compatibility because I judge people on other characteristics. I don't mind a girl that is opposite of me. Besides I am all over the damn spectrum and then these things are all relative to the country you live in and what not! Considering I am a dual national, in one country I would be seen as a liberal and in the other I would be seen as a conservative. And then on top of it I am fiscally conservative but more moderate/liberal on social views. And then to add more confusion I have libertarian leanings to an extent.
 
Old 03-17-2014, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Politics suck. Politicians and diapers need to be changed often. And for the same reason. I loathe the lot of them, democrat and republican alike.
 
Old 03-17-2014, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Politics suck. Politicians and diapers need to be changed often. And for the same reason. I loathe the lot of them, democrat and republican alike.
As someone who worked with them, I cannot agree with you more.
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