Originally posted by:JessiSnow
So Sunday morning I wake up with this dude I've been seeing since February. (No, we haven't had sex yet, or come very close. FYI) And he goes on a tirade about how nobody is bisexual and homosexuality and heterosexuality exist in nature, but bisexuality is just selfish confusion. I shut him up quickly in case my gay roommate (with whom I share a wall) had a bisexual boy in his bed. Then the conversation progresses to politics and religion, as usual. I like this dude a lot. He's freaking hilarious. And I have to say some of his sexuality diatribe was humorous, but I don't agree. And even if it were true, it's not something I think adults need to discuss. I like dudes, he likes women. We like each other. Why should either of us care if some other adult thinks he or she is bisexual? Regardless, it made me think. . .
I went out with this dude's friends a few weeks ago and actively and as non-biasedly as possible engaged in their conversation about what a terrible president Obama is. I don't agree. It went fine until people started attacking him for how he got his dog and not following through on things that he really can't touch yet. We all could remain friends at the end, but I don't know how long I can take it. I love debate. I also love humans, think social programs are important and blarga blarga. They're more Libertarians than Republicans which is good in some cases and kills us sometimes because I'm such a Socialist. Anyway. . .
Republican dudes love me. I don't know what it is, but most of the guys I've dated in the last few years have tended conservative. Chemistry is unexplainable and I don't discriminate based on politics and less so on party affiliations. I have found in my experience, however, that women who marry conservatives aren't politically active. I wondered if some part of our caring, motherly nature makes us more attracted to helping people, more accepting and less inclined to dismiss someone based on their beliefs. I also wonder if a sane woman could be as conservative as an Ann Coulter. I have never met a sane, conservative women, only women who stay away from politics and follow their dude's thinking about money and their religion's thinking about abortion, so they call themselves conservative. Then, when you ask them about states' rights, social security, housing the homeless, education, or any number of other things you kind of want to say, "Did you know you're not much of a Republican?" One has to make a party distinction based on what's most important to them, sure, but wearing a GOP t-shirt and then saying gay marriage isn't the government's business and who really cares who gets married is a little weird to me.
So, do you date/love outside of party lines? Religious lines? (Why on Earth do I always end up with fucking Christians?!?!) I always hope to find a nice atheist Democrat that isn't an anarchist or a moron, but when I meet these dudes there's no sexual attraction on either side. Even if I wore a "Pro-Choice" shirt and Obama hat to a Dar Williams concert I'd end up going home with the digits of some security guard with a hard-on for McCain. Strange.
What's your experience with this?