That’s silly.” If you need to know how someone leans politically, the best way to find out is to just ease it into the conversation — throw in a light joke or an unassuming comment.
If people scroll down a little on Facebook and up pops you and your ex kissing in front of the LOVE statue, sure, go ahead and hit delete on that one. And I want you to have it up; that was a part of your life.” Bottom line: Trash anything with blatant PDA; leave whatever else. Right: Madelyn Staley and Kris Lee, Gleaner’s Café, 1/13/18. For many of us, political choices speak to a person’s values and should be discussed early on in a relationship’s life span.
People understand, though, that it’s almost impossible now to completely erase a relationship on social media unless you spend a day digitally cleaning house. Becca Cohen, a 28-year-old full-time student at Drexel who lives in Fairmount, says she wouldn’t expect someone she was seeing to take down photos from a past relationship: “I think it’s pretty when people leave up memories. Left: Kimberly Nolan and Sean Leary, Winterfest, 1/5/18. “I think the idea that there’s this separation between personal life and political affairs is a bogus distinction,” says Margaret Smith, 45, a high-school teacher from South Philly.
A while back, on a Saturday afternoon, a couple of girlfriends and I were lounging at a house in Fishtown, chatting about life over glasses of chardonnay.
We got to discussing first dates, particularly how the bill should be handled when the night’s coming to a close.
Here’s hoping things don’t get too heated over the first round.