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MrMilkdud August 10th, 2016 2:41am

Assuming you don't already know their political or religious views, would you discuss politics or religion on a first date?

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CMD1973 Oxford iowa
08/15/16 3:21 pm

I wouldn't make it my priority, but since it is part of who they are I would like to know before things get too romantically entangled.

madconservative President Trump
08/12/16 1:01 am

Yep, if she is democrat we are splitting the check.

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WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
08/10/16 10:06 am

If it came up naturally. I wouldn't force it though.

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Liberty Lets Use Logic
08/10/16 9:11 am

I'd discuss before the first date.

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geoag02 Dallas, TX
08/10/16 8:53 am

If it's going to last you need to be either in agreement or accepting.

Krystina Live and Let Live
08/10/16 7:33 am

It's not a topic I tend to raise, but it has come up on first dates before. In today's political climate, it seems everyone is talking politics.

cowboy nothing else matters
08/10/16 7:15 am

Of course I would. The point is to get to know the person.

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kywrite augusta, ga
08/10/16 4:17 am

Too integral to who I am NOT to bring it up. If you can't handle my political and religious beliefs, there's no sense in either of us wasting time on a second date.

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catpillow Florida West Coast
08/10/16 1:09 am

I highly doubt I would ever bring up politics on a date. I would consider it impolite.

I never discussed politics or religion with either of my first two husbands or with any of my lifelong friends. My husband and I now do discuss politics, but I'm not sure when in the relationship we began doing this.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
08/09/16 9:53 pm

I would let somebody know I believe in Jesus. Politically I'm all over the place.

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AmericanWolf For the Benefit of All
08/09/16 8:45 pm

I'm an atheist and a Republican. Statistically speaking, my date will probably disagree with me on at least one of the two.

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kywrite augusta, ga
08/10/16 4:18 am

I was in a similar position as a neopagan and a conservative. That could get uncomfortable!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/09/16 8:42 pm

Might as well rip off the bandaid. If it's wrong, it's just going to get wronger.

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Axl752 NY
08/09/16 9:09 pm

Can't argue with that.

ZaQ777 Pittsburgh
08/09/16 8:28 pm

Sure. First, I just find those topics interesting. Second, there are a lot of positions that I consider deal breakers. I would be polite, but if something is said that prevents a second date, that's probably for the best.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
08/09/16 9:53 pm

That's how I feel about gay rights. I'm for them. .

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
08/10/16 8:11 am

ZaQ, I agree with all of that, but I think I would wait for the second date.

ZaQ777 Pittsburgh
08/10/16 8:36 am

That's a reasonable approach. I certainly wouldn't advocate treating a first date like a job interview. I'm just saying that I wouldn't ban the topics on principle. If the conversation moves in that direction organically, no problem.

biker4life Arizona
08/09/16 8:24 pm

I'll talk about anything.

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orgblu10 Shamerica
08/09/16 8:10 pm

I'd want to know some of that info before we went out.

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mpurple oh no. trump won.
08/09/16 8:05 pm

Let's put our cards on the table up front. I don't want to waste my time with some rigid conservative.

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Xemanis Neutral Good
08/09/16 8:18 pm

this but with liberals

Linc100 Michigan
08/09/16 9:34 pm

Both of you are such intolerant beings, i'm more liberal but I am always up to talk to Conservatives, you actually have more in common than you think.

Xemanis Neutral Good
08/09/16 9:35 pm

no, trust me, there's a difference between tolerance and being able to handle being with someone every day for the rest of your life

Xemanis Neutral Good
08/09/16 9:35 pm

Especially if they have dumb ideals

political Georgia
08/09/16 7:51 pm

You can bet your hard earned dollar if I'm paying.

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MrMilkdud Pref pronouns Thou Thee
08/09/16 7:47 pm

Inspired by a friend who refuses to discuss it on the first date, and then ends up realizing too late that he's been dating a lunatic.

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5knuckledpika California
08/09/16 7:44 pm

Of course, id wanna know if hes boring or not. (Boring btw, would be the same.)

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DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
08/10/16 8:14 am

Boring would also be not wanting to talk about politics in general! But just because you have similar views to your partner doesn't mean you'll find each other boring. Especially in the activist branch of politics where you may hold rallies or protests, it'd be nice to discuss that with the other person without he/she zoning out.

xxxceo Dominate the Streets
08/09/16 7:42 pm

I wouldn't shy away from it but I wouldn't be like "support Trump or pay for your own lobster".

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EastCoaster Lovin life
08/09/16 7:44 pm

Lobsters expensive

EastCoaster Lovin life
08/09/16 7:57 pm

Now, if it were crab, I would be fine it they weren't a trump supporter

xxxceo Dominate the Streets
08/09/16 7:58 pm

Pro Tip - Hillary chicks eat raw steak.

EastCoaster Lovin life
08/09/16 8:00 pm

I thought it was the souls of innocent children

xxxceo Dominate the Streets
08/09/16 8:01 pm

😂
Vote Trump...for the children.