This Wildcard Wednesday brings you an infographic through MyBlogGuest.Com …
Few topics evoke such intense emotions from people than politics and dating. When you’re on a first date, standard dating advice says that along with never talking about an ex, you should avoid bringing up your political views. You don’t want to offend your date, and getting into a political debate before you’ve spent more than an hour with someone is rarely a good idea. But what happens when you begin developing serious feelings for someone? Are politics still off limits? Even further, is it possible to be in love with someone who has opposite political views as yours?
This infographic breaks down the relationship between dating, love and politics and evaluates the history and success of relationships between couples who don’t share the same political views. It also explores the behavior of online daters when it comes to sharing their political views in their online dating profiles.
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An interesting one this, which to my mind is susceptible to [at least]two forms of interpretation:
1. In late capitalism, the espousal of a ‘political’ position, rerepresents as much or as little abotu someone’s ‘core’ personality [the post-modernists would shudder at such essentialism, no doubt] as their taste in shoes, at least in the sense that I can say what I think [more or less] in a developed ‘civil’ bourgeouis democracy without either having to act on it or risking serious social and/or police sanction.
2. ‘Politicz’ is a proxy term for the ethical outlook that guides our daily lives, eg, do I give to charity/if I do make charitable payments, do I ensure these are mediated by a third party, or do I pay the beneficiary tehemselves, even if they are, eg, a street drinker and might use the money to expose themselves to greater harm etc.
In essence, the minutiae associated with position/point 1 appear to be so much taxonomy, while point 2 reflects how we should and/or do lead our daily lives, from issues such as attitudes to members of cultures or races distinct from our own, to whether or not our date feels it is acceptable to bawl out a waiter for bringing dirty cutlery.