Dating a liberal

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I met the guy I’ll call Nick at a New Year’s party last year.He was tall, good-looking with a short haircut and strong jaw line.For him, it had added disdain: Nick was born in Soviet-occupied Hungary and retained bad memories of that government. We may not work out — but I don’t think it’s the voting booth that will tear us apart. 6, even though our votes will cancel each other out, we’re going to vote anyway.It was one of the worst insults he could throw at me. I jumped up and down, hissing at him, “I am not a socialist! And we’ve agreed in advance to another truce: Whoever wins, there will be no gloating. If we make it through this election, there could be many more.He smiled at me and, emboldened by a little champagne, I introduced myself.He was an Army veteran of Iraq, and I assumed he was a Republican, but that didn’t deter me. I’m an avowed liberal, actively engaged in politics and elections.

But the opportunities for battle these days are endless.

Maybe it’s the forbidden nature of it, the secret thrill I feel knowing that my friends would never date a Republican. We’d start out hot – bantering with each other, clashing over every little thing – but the fundamental incompatibilities would prove too strong eventually, and the relationship would crumble. The sparks of our debate – which can be so thrilling – have more recently been tipping over into brawls.

Maybe I’m attracted to strong men with stronger opinions. That night, I did not hide my political leanings from Nick. Not long ago, I posted an Obama Facebook picture, and he immediately responded with a post from the RNC.

I know that a lot of the stuff written here is about politics and current events that might be too difficult for you to understand or too dry to catch your interest. Psycheout, what about something for us conservative kids? A woman to bear his children or a man to tell her what to do.

A lot of young folk out there are looking for a life partner.

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