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Old 06-20-2010, 07:06 PM
 
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Are you serious? For most people, I don't think shared political beliefs are that big a deal. I married my wife for many reasons and political beliefs didn't factor into the equation at all. If she and I didn't have similar beliefs, I would have asked her to marry me just the same. Having said that, I guess it ultimately depends on how important politics are to you as a person and how that compares to characteristics that you love about that person.
I agree that politics is not something I initially would delve into in the beginning of a relationship.

But by the time you are ready for marriage I would think you would have a good idea of the persons belief system, ethics, morality etc. It's part of compatability.
Most marriages I see that are successful in the long term the couples line up together in their views.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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I love discussing politics. So I could marry someone with opposite political views. I just couldn't marry someone who didn't like discussing politics at all.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Personally I have a liberal detector on my door and if one tries to cross the threshold it shots bug spray so it would make it hard to pair up with the opposite
I have a conservative detector at my door. When a conservative approaches, a trap door drops them into a pit where they are eaten alive by alligators. Getting rid of Republicans and helping feed an endangered species is a great feeling!
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: The Bronx
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Are you serious? For most people, I don't think shared political beliefs are that big a deal. I married my wife for many reasons and political beliefs didn't factor into the equation at all. If she and I didn't have similar beliefs, I would have asked her to marry me just the same. Having said that, I guess it ultimately depends on how important politics are to you as a person and how that compares to characteristics that you love about that person.
the polar opposite of me would be marrying a communist.

Now that in itself probably wouldnt be enough to deter me from marrying her, im secure in who i am. But i want to have children, and that would be a huge problem. i wouldnt want her influencing them in any way.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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I have a conservative detector at my door. When a conservative approaches, a trap door drops them into a pit where they are eaten alive by alligators. Getting rid of Republicans and helping feed an endangered species is a great feeling!

See, here is another reason to steer clear of liberals. Very violent.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Are you serious? For most people, I don't think shared political beliefs are that big a deal. I married my wife for many reasons and political beliefs didn't factor into the equation at all. If she and I didn't have similar beliefs, I would have asked her to marry me just the same. Having said that, I guess it ultimately depends on how important politics are to you as a person and how that compares to characteristics that you love about that person.
If political views are not important to you, it should not matter. But if they did, you would either agree to never discuss politics which for me would be impossible or you would fuss and fight all the time. Every Sunday morning would be "hell day" as you and her watched the Sunday news shows and argued over each and every point. She would get offended when you say "the Republicans are f**in idiots" after watching one of them issue an apology to BP. That is what I said this morning and my wife agrees with me. We fight over other less important stuff like Dishnetwork or cable.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:23 PM
 
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KevK, if your wife woke up one morning and said that liberals are destroying our county what would you do?

Last edited by pommysmommy; 06-20-2010 at 07:24 PM.. Reason: typos
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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KevK, if your wife woke up one morning and said that liberals are destroying our county what would you do?
Find the closest hospital with a mental ward and rush her there!
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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I said that to my spouse and he said "I love you babe." That was the end of the conversation.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:27 PM
 
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Find the closest hospital with a mental ward and rush her there!
I hope your wife never deviates from your political expectations.
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