More importantly, it was the perfect time to tap on our relatives' feet and then scurry away before they could catch us.
I'm liberal and grew up in a super liberal town, but because of the conservatives in my family, including my father who's my voice of reason and moral compass, I have a great deal of patience for other political views.But like all differences between two people — religion, kids, lifestyle choices — what may be a deal-breaker to some is not to others. But if a partner respects my opinion, even if they don't agree with how I feel about the Second Amendment, it's probably not a non-negotiable.I've never been in a long-term relationship with someone who has different political views than me, and until this year, politics has rarely come up on dates.But with the 2016 election, the topic is unavoidable and incredibly interesting to discuss — especially since I've found myself on dates with the opposing party recently. He did warn me about his political persuasions on our first date, but I looked past them until his far-left views started to veer into communism. A few months later, we broke up and haven’t really spoken since.
The site, which is currently just a Facebook page, is a new dating platform for socialists, communists, anarchists and anyone who thinks that OKCupid and other dating sites are “too bourgeois.” Its main goal is to link people of similar political persuasions, and after getting more than 4,000 likes in 10 days, it’s now hoping to become an actual website and app.Every time political arguments erupted at holiday gatherings when I was younger, I'd give a signal to my cousins to meet me under the dinner table.It wasn't because we were scared of the tension between the family's liberals and conservatives that seemed to pop up every year in between dinner and dessert at our grandma's, but rather, it was boring, difficult for us to understand, and there were never any resolutions.It has attracted thousands of so-called leftists who use the site to upload a photo, write a typically jokey post and invite others to get in touch via Facebook.A classic comment reads: “I guess I will give it a shot.S., most people would date someone from a different political party than themselves, and men are more likely to do so than women (81 percent versus 77 percent). Thirty-five percent of singles say their date not having an opinion on key issues is a problem. Wishbone app polled more than 10,000 teens and Millennials across the country earlier this year and found that 47 percent would not date someone with different political beliefs, and 53 percent would.