I mean would you date a Christian if you're an atheist or the other way around? Or would you date a Muslim if you're Christian? ect
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I did in high school for a few years (I'm an agnostic, he's very Protestant)- he was (still is) a really great guy and we got along really well. We compromised really well for a long time- I'd go to church with him now and then, he'd never pressure me about things and I'd never question his beliefs. We just kind of kept it separate from us as couple. The problem was that his religion was a HUGE part of who he was- not that he ever pressured me to change my beliefs or anything. But in the end he wanted someone who he could share that part of his life with all the time, not include it now and then but mostly keep it apart from the relationship. I also knew I could NEVER be part of an organized religion- it just doesn't fit with my own beliefs. So, we parted ways, but remained friends.
A few years ago he met a really nice girl who's a part of his church and they got married last year, just had an adorable little son. In the end, I think that's what he needed- someone who shared his beliefs and way of life so they could build a life together.
And me, I needed someone who could give me the room I need to explore belief systems and question traditions when they don't fit with my own moral/ethical code.2