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Dating across political lines

“My deal-breaker is if people can’t talk politics at all,” said Joel Acevedo, of Staten Island, a sophomore at John Jay College of Criminal Justice who’s supporting Marco Rubio.So what do you do if the person you're dating—a person who is usually ...

"There are all kinds of important life outcomes that can be affected by this sort of thing." The results might stem from what scholars have called a trend toward “emotion-based or affective polarization” in the United States in recent decades.But I confess this revelation threw a different light across the gal's smile. The data show that it’s not all that common — while three in 10 married couples are made up of people from different political parties, research shows, only one in 10 of those couples are a Democrat with a Republican.“If my boyfriend said he was changing his political party, we would have a talk.I don’t know if I could ever marry someone who is conservative,” said Lumi Chan, 22, a graduate student at Hunter College who is supporting Bernie Sanders.“I think a little political passion could translate into romantic excitement,” said Mark Ingrassia, 50, a Huntington special-education teacher who protested the Iraq War and supports Sanders but has dated at least one woman who leans conservative.

Other politically engaged New Yorkers, too, believe that when it comes to politics and love, it pays to take a broader view.

In fact, a lot of very compatible people with opposite political views can have successful marriages. Here are a few different approaches you might consider. 15 Great First Date Questions · Biggest Signs That He Is In Love With You · Nine Things ..Feb 13, 2013 ...

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The study was carried out during the 2012 presidential election, part of a larger research project about political issues.

Researchers showed a nationally representative sample of U. adults a photograph of someone of the opposite sex — either a “moderately attractive” male or female — accompanied by some various information about the person’s likes and interests, sometimes including whether they supported Barack Obama or Mitt Romney for president.

suggests that finding out that someone is of a different political party can influence perceptions of how that person looks.