In dating, politics does matter

In dating, politics does matter. Even people who are apolitical will eventually find themselves facing political dating issues. Photo: Activist women of a different hue Photo by Flickr

LOS ANGELES, September 21, 2013 — In dating, politics does matter. Even people who think that they are apolitical will become otherwise when the rubber meets the road. Everybody is political to varying degrees because everybody cares about something.

People may not care about the game of politics per se, but they still have passions about issues. More than religion or money, ideology is the source of the world’s conflicts. Glenn Close and Michael Douglas saw their relationship fail in “Fatal Attraction” due to political differences. She favored killing bunny rabbits and he was against it.

In my twenties, a certain politically liberal Jewish brunette woke me up at 4 a.m. When a man is sound asleep, there is a chance he has done nothing wrong. In a panic, she wanted to know why there was a Ronald Reagan calendar on my floor. In an exhausted haze I explained that it was there because my mother sent it to me. She told me she was President of her local college Democrats. I pointed out that from midnight until about 3 a.m., the last thing she cared about was who I voted for. She drove me to work the next morning, but within a week we were broken up.

In 2005, another liberal Jewish brunette spent more time talking about her hybrid than anything I could relate to. There was not one single country she wanted to blow up. She was a vegetarian, and things came to a head when we were sitting in the forest. She told me to listen to the forest, and then look at it. She wanted to know what I saw. Before my filter could kick in, the words slipped out of my mouth. I saw “shopping malls.” She preferred her trees upright rather than in the lumber yard at a construction site. I prefer Priuses smashed against walls and off of the road.

In 2008, yet another liberal Jewish brunette decided to destroy the relationship by asking me to meet her liberal parents. I needed the airline miles, so I went. During my visit, the Mumbai bombing took place. Her mother made a comment about how after Afghanistan, we decided to invade Iraq for no reason. My girlfriend responded to my clenched teeth with the evil eye.

These relationships began because many men given the option of having sex or not having it would go with the “heck, yeah” option. Yet at some point, people who are dating have to talk to each other. After a certain period of time, the best sex in the world cannot make up for a lack of conversation. Twenty days is usually the breaking point. After 20 days, couples have to speak to each other about something.

The only thing that can save a relationship in the long run is common ground. If people have different ways of seeing the world, they can only ignore it for so long. Even those people who want to stay apolitical have a tough time doing so when planes fly into towers or innocent Navy personnel get shot. Short of living in a cave in the mountains, escaping politics is like trying to escape the world itself.

A recent experience with a politically conservative brunette crystallized everything. While laying on the couch watching the news together, there was a story about teenage vandals. I mentioned that America should be more like Singapore, and that many Millennials should be subjected to a severe caning. She was all for the idea.

Some women just know how to make a guy swoon. I bet she would look amazing wearing a female cat costume while lashing criminals in the name of Republican justice.

Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.” 

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Eric Golub

Eric Golub is a politically conservative Jewish blogger, author, public speaker, and comedian. His book trilogy is “Ideological Bigotry,” “Ideological Violence,” and  “Ideological Idiocy.” 

He is Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1990. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Judaism, and his MBA from USC. A stockbrokerage professional since 1994, he began blogging on March 11th, 2007, the three year anniversary of the Madrid bombings and the midpoint of 9/11. He has been inflicting his world view on his unfortunate readers since then. He blogs about politics Monday through Friday, and about football and other human interest items on weekends.



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