In fact, nearly half of all singles surveyed (46%) say their political views have not changed in the last 10 years — including men and women of all major ethnic backgrounds (African Americans, Caucasians, Asians, and Latinos fall into the 92-96% range) and those of different sexual orientation (94% of straight men, 96% of straight women, 93% of gay men and 89% of lesbians). So if you date someone across the political aisle from your own, accept that you probably won’t be able to change anyone’s beliefs one way or the other — and get ready to make some real compromises for the sake of your relationship.
It seems that politics is a greater minefield for a couple to navigate than any other issues they may encounter. If you can't compromise and accept someone for their political differences, are you really going to compromise and accept someone for dysfunctional behaviors like smoking, drug use (illegal and legal), sports attendance and participation, and video game use?
From a different story comes this interesting item of note relative to the story above:
Conservatives are far more open to reaching out to someone with a different point of view than a liberal is.” That is, when it comes to looking for love, conservatives are more open-minded than liberals.
See here. (HT: Tyler Cowen for the second story.)