It's usually the other way around. I'll have her eating out of my hand until I say something political or serious. Then her eyes glaze over while a look of frustrated boredom takes over her face.... Guess we'll talk about horses or your sorority then.... (sigh). You're right, it is boring.
I've always been taught that a gentleman never talks politics or religion. I think that rule is only for idiots who can't hold their composure. Why couldn't two gentlemen discuss the two subjects peacefully?
If I'm itching for a date I'm usually asking questions in order to build common ground. Like biggie lol, "Ask you what your interests are, who you be with? things that make you smile? What numbers to dial?"
The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson