Q: Please list three tips for keeping conversations neutral when politics come up on a date?
A: 1. Smile sweetly and change the subject.
2. Talk about shared values and common bonds instead of what separates you.
3. Don’t broach the subject at all.
Q: Is it ever okay to discuss politics on a date?
A: It’s important to gauge where your date is on all things in life: family, faith, values, goals, and yes, politics. It gives you a birds-eye view into their character and soul.
Q: How do you tell someone that you are on a date with that you don’t want to talk about politics?
A: Tell your date it’s too much of a hot-button issue to discuss right now, and you’d rather table it for a later date.
Treva Brandon Scharf