Should I Dump This?

I could have sworn we’ve tackled a similar issue before, but no matter. With the debate last night and election season under way (early voting started yesterday my friends), here’s this week’s SIDTA email from Ryan.


Taryn and I have been dating for two years. I’m a conservative while she’s a self-proclaimed “bleeding-heart liberal.” And as the presidential campaign gets into full swing, I’m wondering if this is an issue we can overcome.

Our friends all know we don’t see eye to eye on many subjects, and it’s like the elephant in the room wherever we go. AND sometimes the things she says makes me question not only our compatibility, but her sanity.

Do you have any tips for surviving this election? Or is this hopeless?


FIRST OF ALL that would be a deal breaker for me – I could never date someone with vastly different views from my own.. BUT THAT’S ME. I think politics are very important.

I wouldn’t waste my time dating outside my political party.. That’s like ASKING to ruin a relationship.

But maybe you’ve been here before?

Can you date across the aisle?! Or should Ryan jump ship?


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Ryan needs to grow up. Your opinion is just that, an opinion. If anything, she should dump that jerk.

as a gay, liberal, atheist, I know I can’t date across the aisle.

My best friend is VERY liberal and I’m conservative. I’ve come to realize that no matter if we don’t see eye to eye on things, I love her for her and her friendship. If she makes him happy other than political views, I say keep her around. I do understand a relationship is different than a friendship, but I feel if he is truly happy they can overcome it.

Oh helll no! Disaster n will never do it again!

No you cannot date someone who is a different political party, especially a liberal. I grew up very conservative and value hard work ethic. If he’s not conservative he’s out. My man is going to work and is not going to live off the government!

Yes absolutely!..politics has no effect

intellectual people will see this as a problem. people who want to have legitimate discussions about the future of this world, those who care about current events, those are the people that say dump him. the ones who said it doesn’t matter are probably morons.

My girlfriend and I see eye to eye on politics. Given, we are a gay couple lol.

speaking of politics, where do YOU fall Katy?

give it up ryan. dems and rep are like night and day

political affiliation doesn’t matter as long as they’re open minded and are willing to understand your views and not put you down because of them

I am an ant, not a grasshopper! Democrats are grasshoppers!

I knew it, you’re a republican aren’t you?

Argue politics all evening and then have great make up sex. You two are living the American dream.

my husband and I have different beliefs. it’s all about respect.

you could just avoid talking about politics?

THERE’S NO WAY THIS CAN WORK. POLITICS ARE EVERYTHING PEOPLE! i’m with you girl, i’d never date someone who didn’t agree with me – useless relationship!

just turn off the tv until november 7?