In NH it’s started in earnest but it’s coming to the rest of the country.
You say that men don’t have to have the exact same interests and values as I do, but to me politics and religion matter.
It sounds from your posts they should not matter that much.
But to me they inform how you relate to the world and your most important values.
While I agree it doesn’t matter as much with friends I have a harder time respecting people who believe in a party that is currently racist, homophobic, and anti-women.