It’s been a quite a while since I’ve had time to post, but I felt this was an important message worthy of my Sunday “do whatever the heck I want” time. As much as I wanted to do laundry and scoop the dog poop, this blog post took precedence.
Let me preface this by saying; I love writing dating profiles and feel very grateful for the interesting and kind people I’ve spoken with these past five years. It’s fun, rewarding and some of my best movie, documentary and book recommendations have come from my clients.
It is however hard at this time to have a conversation without politics coming into the mix. I guess I open myself up for that with the question; “are there any definitive No’s about the person you’re looking for?” While smoking is still the #1 answer, extreme political beliefs is #2. That is unless they’re on the “right” side of this divide. And by “right” I don’t mean Republican; I mean whichever side they’re on.
So, what’s my point? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; “keep politics out of your dating profile!” I can’t begin to tell you how many very loving couples I know who voted for opposing candidates. If I chose to have only friends and family who voted for the “right” candidate, I’d lose a lot of people I love dearly. I’ve put people above politics.
Even if you’re passionate about a particular political issue, I highly recommend you don’t reference it in your dating profile. You will alienate a HUGE percentage of people. People who otherwise may truly be the love of your life. You may have a rare, undeniable connection with someone with whom you may not see eye-to-eye on every issue. With respect, kindness and love you can work through it, or around it. Since when has politics become the foundation of a lasting, loving relationship?