- Did your significant other vote differently to you in the referendum?
- Tom BMember
Just wondering? All of my friends voted the same as their partner……I’ve got a new girlfriend, we’re really happy together etc, and enjoy lots of similar things. However, she voted leave, whilst I voted remain. Feels like a huge stumbling block tbh…..maybe I’m just letting my upset at the result cloud my thinking. Folks at work that I’ve spoken to are pretty mixed as to how much of an issue that it is…..Posted 3 years agoMowgliMember
My gf voted the same as me, but I’m struggling to hold my tongue against various relatives who voted leave. They’re no more racist, xenophobic or stupid than they were before the referendum, but it somewhat highlights our differences and the bitterness at the result is hard to ignore.Posted 3 years agoP-JayMember
Mrs Jay was undecided for a long time, we often vote differently, but she managed to find a decition tool she trusted based on stastical fact and well thought out reasoning on the expected outcome of Leave and was was very IN after that.
As for the OP it really depends on her reasoning for me, are you two sides of the same coin, or does she just mumble about immigrants, bendy bananas and white cliffs of Dover?Posted 3 years agoti_pin_manMember
my mrs voted differently. I truthfully feel weird about it. She wanted out. She’s the daughter of an immigrant from the 60’s. I am quite embarrassed by her at the moment. She’s very happy today. I’m honestly worried how I’ll pay the mortgage if I lose my job. Its possible the company I work for will slowly move head office into Europe. Zero interest might sound good but only if you can pay a flat rate mortgage.
There said it. Humph.Posted 3 years agojoshvegasMember
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We both voted the same, which was what our youngest (17) wanted, which was what we wanted. Seemed fair as it’s going to affect him longer and harder than us and he’s too young to vote.
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Posted 3 years ago
somebody think if the childr…never mindstilltortoiseSubscriber
We voted the same.
I’ve heard a few couples say they stayed at home because one vote cancelled out the other. I think that’s a great shame since whilst turnout doesn’t affect the actual result, it does give some insight into how engaged the voting public are. If 10% of partnerships had differing opinions and half of them decided not to bother voting because their votes cancelled each other out, how much would that have shifted the turnout % if they had bothered to vote?Posted 3 years agomike_pMember
Me and Mrs P voted differently. Our two kids were split as well (though too young to vote). Zero sum game innit?!?
It’s no biggie, we understand each other’s reasons and are sensible enough to accept that neither option was compelling, it’s not the end of the world either way despite what some wallys would have you believe and, more importantly, that the UK faces much bigger challenges than this, IN or OUT. Also anyone thinking that this is the end-game is quite seriously mistaken, because this saga has legs yet…Posted 3 years agodannybgoodeSubscriber
No but I’m pleased that Mrs Danny for the first time researched her decision.
She didn’t know which way to vote and didn’t want to just do what I did so discussed it with people, did some reading etc.
First time she’s really engaged with the process so one small positive out of the whole mess.Posted 3 years agomtMember
I think Mrs mt voted the same as me (we had many differing discussions) but whatever she voted is not an issue to me. We’ll still be together as the threatened Armageddon/massive improvement in living standards (choose your own) starts now that it’s out.
Am amazed that it’s an issue for some.Posted 3 years ago
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