This is for the young readers out there. I know that a lot of the stuff written here is about politics and current events that might be too difficult for you to understand or too dry to catch your interest. One young person wrote, “Dear Mr. Psycheout, what about something for us conservative kids?” Well, Billy. This one’s for you.
A lot of young folk out there are looking for a life partner. A woman to bear his children or a man to tell her what to do. But finding that special someone who holds the right views is a sometimes difficult task. The most important thing, however, should be obvious: don’t date a liberal or an atheist, even if you are chaperoned by your loving parents.
Right Wing News has an article of interest for those of you still seeking that good Christian young man or young lady to share your life with. It’s all about dating from six smart and attractive conservative bloggers. And they all seem to have the same advice on dating a liberal: don’t do it!
According to Wizbanger Cassy Fiano,
I tend not to date liberals, for a reason. Politics is so important to what I do and I follow it so much. I can’t respect a guy who’s liberal all that much because it makes me question his intelligence. So, that’s a big minus because I’m thinking how smart can this guy be if he thinks John Kerry is a great politician? (Laughs) If he thinks Barack Obama would be a great President, I think, gee, how bright could this guy be?
And sassy Cassy also highlights the differences, the important ones:
They [liberals] don’t have the manners that conservatives do. I think that’s because conservative men buy into this feminist orthodoxy less. They don’t have a thing about paying for you on a date, holding a door open, being a gentleman. Conservatives do that more than liberals do. …just the old fashioned gentleman type that women really want, but there aren’t that many of them out there any more.
Karol Sheinin has some advice if one finds oneself accidentally dating a libbie: change him. She proudly boasts “Some of the guys I have dated started out liberal, but they didn’t stay that way.” You go girl!
It’s a slow process, but not impossible and I’ve done it. But, I sort of prefer to just date someone who’s conservative right off the bat because the conversion thing, you never really know if they are doing it just to keep you happy or what. …I definitely have strong convictions and politics is important to me. It’s an essential part of my life. …It seems like it’s just political beliefs but those things extend into other facets of your life — how you raise children, and what kind of marriage you’re going to have…
Sharon Soon has similar thoughts on dating liberals. It’s just not worth it!
It’s kind of like night and day. I have always had a policy of not dating liberals, but once, after a bad break-up, I dated a couple of liberal guys…
First of all, they don’t have the same values and I find that to be a fundamental problem. I know a lot of people are willing to accept that, but I’m not. Their whole world view is different from someone who has conservative values and traditional values as a way of life.
And Sharon understands the misguided liberal mindset and lifestyle as well as any political scientist.
Being focused on yourself, and your rights, and materialism, and no ultimate sense of morality — because I guess when you believe in a more secular way of life, a more liberal viewpoint, it’s all about what you can do for yourself and how you can be happy…and you don’t have any belief in absolute truth or religious principles to guide how you live. You get guys who are selfish and into themselves and don’t care so much about humanity, other people, or me — that just leads to a lot of problems. I also have a problem with guys who are into things like getting completely trashed and doing drugs…
In other words, liberals are dirty hedonistic hippies, sociopaths with no moral compass. Well said, Miss Soon!
Plucky Michelle Oddis of Human Events concurs:
Yeah, in the past year, I think I’ve dated one or two of them [dirty G-dless liberals]. There is usually an issue there with religion, which is kind of frustrating, because you’re not necessarily going to go out on one or two dates with someone and think that you’re going to marry them. But, with long term goals, how you’re going to raise your kids, whether you’re going to bring them to church or not, you wonder if that person is going to show the same values — there tends to be a difference there with liberal guys.
Another turn-off with liberal guys, at least for me, tends to be 2nd Amendment stuff. Gun rights? I think it’s kind of wimpy when guys don’t think people should be able to protect themselves.
Michelle obviously has the right idea. Way to go, girl!
Dawn Eden, author of the fantastic book The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On, is able to see right through to the inner core of your average liberal. There’s nothing there. It’s all empty and fake.
…My experience with liberals is that superficially, they may be more fun to be around. They’re a bit looser and more relaxed. They make an effort to be more sensitive, but the sensitivity only goes so far. It’s easy for a man to keep this illusion of being a great, sensitive romantic if he knows he’s just going to sleep with you and then say good-bye. Anybody can be Mr. Love God for one night or one week or one month.
When I became conservative, which coincided with my becoming a Christian, I realized that even though there were things I liked sentimentally about liberal men, I wanted somebody who shared my values. Conservatives might not always be so easy to get along with at first, but I thought it was worth my time to get to know men who were compatible with me and would eventually warm up.
It should be pretty clear by now that dating a liberal is a big mistake. Ask your prospective dates if they support the President, support the troops and who they will be voting for this November. If they say Osama or Hitlery, put a big red X next to their name and add their number to the block list. Why waste time with losers who have no values?
Update: There’s some great commentary over at Michelle’s crib as usual. Like this great poem that says it all: