Could you date a person with vastly different political views from you? I don't think I could now. (Setting aside how my wife would feel about it.) Up until maybe mid Blair I could. Prior to that I often didn't know much about gfs' political leanings. Ditto friends. I had no clue about how they voted. But now I know about most people. And it makes relationships harder.
I suspect that in my years as a postdoc I was the only conservative among a bunch of socialists. And where are they now? Actually they are all, well 90%, in exactly the same places, doing exactly the same research, still sponging off the taxpayer, just with less hair. (There's another rant in there, I might follow up with.)