The political climate in the United States is currently hotter than ever, and people on both sides of the political aisle hold strong opinions. Unfortunately, what could be a civil conversation frequently degrades into endless bickering and hurt feelings. When it comes to dating, how should you handle your political beliefs?
Tip #1: Keep Your Politics to Yourself
If you are searching for a spouse and looking to build a family together, it makes sense to get your opinions out in the open early and see if you are politically compatible with your date. However, if you are looking to have a no-strings-attached relationship with a new playmate, it is probably unnecessary to discuss your political beliefs. Chances are that your mouths will be busy with other activities during most of your time together, so why waste your breath prattling on about political issues?
Tip #2: Some People Enjoy the Heat
Politics may be a huge part of your life if you are a political addict who watches all the Sunday morning talk shows and listens to political radio all day. In that case, you should decide if the heat and friction caused by arguments on policy is the sort of thing that also puts a little extra lead in your pencil! They may be “wrong” about their stance on climate change, but does having that argument get you thinking about how hot they look when they’re at the end of the bed with their palms in your sheets, asking for forgiveness?
Politics can be an exciting background for all kinds of roleplay. Perhaps you are the older hippie teacher trying to teach your new conservative student that Keynesian economics works best with her panties around her ankles?
Tip #3: Put the Ball in Their Court
If politics are not your thing, you may want to ask your new playmate if it matters to them. If they want to share their views, go ahead and give them the green light.
What Matters the Most
Dating is about matching your needs and wants with those of another person. It’s a cherished community of singles, lovers, and couples seeking fun with new friends who share the same sexual tastes.
If someone cannot handle a difference in political beliefs, feel free to move on and select another partner for yourself. Do not be so quick to turn away a hot new sexual conquest simply because they did not vote the same way as you did in the last election. Focusing on politics over enjoyment may make you miss out on feeling good for hours and hours.
We are all human, and while we might try to complicate our relationships with all sorts of intellectual ventures, it is that physical need for intimacy that makes us much more alike than we could ever be apart. Give people the space they need, let them be their true selves, and offer an honest opinion and an authentic ear. Chances are that whether you are a long-term match or not, the short-term sexual gains are almost always well worth it!
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