Liberal women dating conservative women
The longer I do this, the more I become convinced that there isn’t too much “right” and “wrong” in the world, just a lot of perspectives that are somewhat valid on their own merits. Should the government eliminate useless red tape and wasteful spending, as conservatives suggest? Do we need tax dollars to pay for things as liberals suggest? You can choose sides, but you’d be foolish to deny that the other side has a point, whether you like it or not.
The liberal/conservative divide has reared its ugly head in the culture wars as well. Well, if you’re upper class and educated, you’re probably better off than you’ve ever been before.
– there is some social cost to sleeping your way through your 20’s and 30’s.
“Notwithstanding the potential for regrets, women who only had sex with their future spouse are more likely to be in a high quality marriage than women who had a higher number of sexual partners.
Is the liberal vision of marriage, with lots of dating, sex, and blurry gender roles superior the chaste conservative vision of marriage, where people get married younger, have children younger, and reserve sex for committed relationships?
Conservatives tend to stick with the one man, one woman, sex within marriage model. People are marrying later, waiting until they are financially stable, delaying engagement until their love has stood the test of time, aware of the pitfalls of divorce, and so on.
Liberals are open to all different models, including gay marriage, single parenting, polyamory, sex outside of marriage, and never getting married at all. And yet, the abortion rate is down, the divorce rate has lowered, and if you’re college educated and over the age of 30, you have an 80% chance of having your marriage last forever. Plenty of people are making mistakes, but they’re more likely to end in a breakup after a year than a divorce after 10 years.
And we’d be foolish to dismiss those facts simply because we don’t like what they have to say.
Divorce rates are higher for women with multiple premarital partners than women who had only one; they’re twice as high for women who have cohabitated serially than women who only cohabitated with their future husband.
Independent of marriage, relationship stability is stronger when sex is initiated later, and monogamy and a restricted number of sex partners is strongly associated with female happiness and emotional well-being, period.” As a liberal who has rolled his eyes for many years at how the GOP eschews facts for feelings, this would seem to be a lot of facts that contradict the liberal narrative.