Date Lab Rat: Insert {blank} we can believe in joke here

Sure, there’s historical precedent for politically mismatched but romantically successful couples. I’m guessing, though, that there are many more examples of unsuccessful pairings wherein the opposites infuriate rather than attract.

The Post paired up a hardcore Obamaphile and a Republican staffer for this week’s Date Lab, and I’m honestly not sure which outcome they were hoping for. In the spirit of bipartisan hope and change and all that, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and say it was the former, even though the latter might have provided more entertainment value.

The date is cute enough, and certainly timely for the inauguration weekend, but it’s unfortunately pretty boring to read about. The daters spent most of the time talking campaign strategy; both decided to sidestep the meatier ideological debates this early in the relationship. As she put it, “I like to leave questions like ‘Do you believe in gay marriage?’ for a time other than the first date.” Anyway, despite being uninteresting to the casual observer, they both rated the date well and are still together.

Rating: 2. The political twist was cute, but I could barely find anything to comment on in this fairly mundane recap.

Chances of Success: 4. She’s still into him after attending a Young Republicans event, so maybe differing politics really won’t get in their way. After all, though passion strains, it must not break the bonds of our affection.

5 Comments on “Date Lab Rat: Insert {blank} we can believe in joke here

  1. California’s Republican Governor is married to a Kennedy.

  2. I went through a phase when I would only kiss Democrats. Something about that infuriating idealogical battle really gets me going.

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