We have been dating for over 7 moths now and we met in university. He came to Canada when he was about 8 years old. We are both 21. He is an amazing boyfriend and we've talked about marriage a little. When I picture a future with him, I picture myself converting, and raising a Muslim family. He has not told his family about us as they would not approve of him dating before marriage. He also says that his parents want him and his siblings to have arranged marriages, which he is not opposed to. He loves his religion although right now he don't always follow it 100%, drink and smokes, but he says in the future he would like to stop this. His family is very important to him as is mine to me. He has met my family and said he loved me even more after meeting them. I really like him and I would love to have a future with him but im afraid that his family would never accept us getting married since I am not afghan.
Most Helpful Guy
Probably not, so why not just go find you a non-religious or someone within yours to date? Where you won't have to worry about this #BS? Ya know as in having to impress his family (prove you belong with them), convert into their religion, be worried about if his parents are secretly talking behind your back or if they really even like you in the 1st place to begin with etc LOL i1127.photobucket.com/.../ezgif.com-add-text.gif
Hell, they probably aren't even open to dating #interacially. So unless you guys are willing to do something #drastic to be together you're just delaying the inevitable breakup that is bound to happen. And this is the main reason that I #DISLIKE religious families now. Since IMHO there is always so much #BS that usually comes with them.0
Most Helpful Girl
A lot of families and cultures and religions have similar issues. Will they or won't they accept me. The only way to truly know is to bite the bullet, introduce yourself to them, and hope for the best... but... let's say they absolutely don't want you anywhere near their sons life... you need to ask him if he could honestly ever be with someone his family didn't accept. In theory its cool to say, well, I'm a different person then them, but they raised him, and he may be more relaxed now simply because he's not currently in Afghanistan. I think the real question will be less about what will the family think, and more towards him and what will he do if they chose not to accept his choice because after all you are dating him, and not his family, but if their opinion on this matter is more important to him then he lets on, you may be in a no win situation.0