As long as they don't consistently pressure me into trying to convert and/or continually criticize my beliefs, I see no problem with dating someone of another religion. As of this point, I would say that I'm a non practicing person with fundamental beliefs swinging towards Christianity... So I'm pretty relaxed when it comes to religion.
That being said, I wouldn't want to date a radically religious person (I could probably deal with Christian since I at least align fundamentally with them, but that's it). Granted, I don't think they'd want to date me either if they were radically religious lol
I voted yes, although I am an atheist. As long as the woman isn't super religious and can agree to disagree and not try to re-convert me, I think I can deal with that. I dated one woman who turned out to be extremely fundamentalist, and it turned into a complete disaster with her assaulting me. But I would prefer to date someone who is also an atheist.
Yes I would as it wouldn't effect anything, I would respect it and also try to learn about it as well. As I think it's only fair and would be interesting to know more about it, and would also show them that it doesn't matter to me.
No. We can all sit here and pat ourselves on the back and congratulate each other for being so "open-minded" but back in real life, religion often determines our values and morals. Someone with a different faith will have different values, this will only create conflict.
I'm saving myself trouble and only go after women who are Christians, its no guarantee but its still mu best shot.
I answered yes though for me the question is somewhat moot. I'm a 'lapsed Catholic' meaning I'm an atheist that was raised very firmly in the Roman Catholic Church.
I could date a Catholic, an atheist, a proddy, Muslim or whatever. It just depends on their overall philosophy on life. I couldn't date anyone that was hardcore one way or the other.
Non-practicing Jews and Muslims most closely understand my struggle with leaving the cultures of our families behind. Protestants sometimes think it is really odd, the relationship I have with Catholicism.
My father was raised outside of Derry during The Troubles. My mother's side of the family also has an unfortunate relationship with the British. I love British people and actually could have held citizenship but I went with Irish citizenship instead.
It's still a touchy subject. It's very touchy. But for me it is only touchy for cultural and recent past reasons not because of some religious creed. I realize the divide religion causes is destructive and unhealthy as it creates an us v them dichotomy when we should all be coming together.
When I was a practicing Catholic and flying to Heathrow on BA during Lent I'd forgotten it was a Friday we were flying on, in the U. S. They have fish options always during Lent for Fridays. I told the flight attendant oh I can't eat that when she asked for my meal preference. She then scolded me a little saying vegetarians need to indicate so at booking. I told her oh I'm sorry I just didn't think to realize the flight was during Lent when I booked it months ago but that I could be fine without a main course since they were serving is tons of food and bread.
She just immediately got completely embarrassed realizing I was Cathoic and it was a weird religious thing. To which I felt so apologetic for putting her in a bad spot. She was right and I was wrong. I was just thinking out loud and didn't need the food.
Religions put up walls that I don't think should be there. I guess that's my point.
While I would greatly prefer to date someone of my own religion and am lucky enough to presently be doing so, I wouldn't be opposed to dating someone of another religion, of course with the exception of satanism or something wild like that, so long as they respected the fact that I have different beliefs and did not try to push them on me, and also did not try to interfere with my prayer time or religion in general.
I answered no. I'm a atheist and I wouldn't be on the same page as someone who believe. I could have been able to deal with someone who doesn't practise but that's about it. My boyfriend is an atheist as well, we're on the same page
I'm an agnostic I was born Jewish but my way of life was pretty secular. I'm still proud of my heritage and still celebrate a few holidays. I'm not going to pretend religion won't affect the relationship because it influences the very way of life for a lot of people but I would still give it a shot.
I'm Catholic and my faith is very important to me. I'll date anyone who believes in a judeo-Christian God and is Christian but I want a catholic wedding and for my kids to go to catholic school like I did so their flreligion does matter to me
Yes I would. Everyone should have their own share of love. And I guess if the like is mutual, then why should we stop because of the religion aspects? Though I think converting religions are something that needs to be seriously pondered about.
I'm an atheist so I can't vote. Nothing applies to me.
I would say that if you are a person who is serious/somewhat devout to your religion, you would do best to stick to partners who share your religion. Think about how difficult it may be to raise kids or to integrate that person into your family (especially if they are also religious). If you are mildly religious/spiritual, I don't think it matters as much. You won't be worried about raising your kids in or not in religion. It doesn't have substantial meaning to you, so why would it for your family?