Religion?

Rraine Rraine
Do you not date someone because of their religious beliefs?

I'm curious because I know a ton of people who will not date someone because of their beliefs.
12/12/2012
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Quote:
Originally posted by Rraine
Do you not date someone because of their religious beliefs?

I'm curious because I know a ton of people who will not date someone because of their beliefs.
Yes...I'm Jewish, and that's a huge part of my life. I date other Jews. I have nothing against anyone for having a different religious belief, and I have friends from all across the religious spectrum, from staunch atheists, to devout Mormons, to Orthodox Jews (I'm not Orthodox), to non-denominational Christians, to Catholics, to Buddhists and Wiccans. When it comes to dating though, being Jewish, my lifestyle, my identity and who I am is very tied up in that. I need to be able to share that with someone.

My guy used to be much more religious before he met me--raised in a Modern Orthodox household and was studying to become a rabbi. However, after college, he felt it wasn't for him. Now he's still Jewish (obviously--you're always Jewish, even if you convert out of the religion in my opinion, but that's not the way everyone believes), but his observance is a lot more lax these days--I'm more observant than he is. But what matters is that there's something about the way you are raised, the outlook and experience you have as a Jew, and something that's really...ingrained, that's important for me to share with someone.

So yes, religion does matter a lot to me when it comes to dating.
12/12/2012
married with children married with children
I would have a problem dating someone who believed in the total opposite of me, or their beliefs were just harmful to the relationship.

As far as religion goes, I don't have a problem with other people believing differently then I do. We all need to find our own beliefs, and live our own lives
12/12/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Fundies of any faith are a no-go: they will find something wrong with me within two minutes. Anything else is pretty open.

Current situation is nice: boyfriend was raised Catholic (but not seriously) and now he's Buddhist, and I was raised Baha'i but am now agnostic, and nobody gets religiously offended about anything.
12/13/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
If they were hypersensitive about it, and it was a very black and white religion, I doubt it'd work out. Otherwise why not, everyone should believe what they want
12/13/2012
IvyFayette IvyFayette
I'm Wiccan and that is important to me. I don't "not" date someone because their a different religion but if they can't accept my religion or try to change me I won't date them. I tell people all the time respect my beliefs and I will respect yours. I can understand dating someone of the same religion though.
01/03/2013
(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
Not at all! My Husband is a pretty devout Christian/Catholic (not really sure how to define it). He keeps a bible on his nightstand and prays regularly.
I, on the other hand, am a combination of hippie, naturist, buddhist... We've discussed our beliefs, bickered over things we disagree about, and finally agreed to disagree.
01/03/2013
MrWood MrWood
Quote:
Originally posted by Rraine
Do you not date someone because of their religious beliefs?

I'm curious because I know a ton of people who will not date someone because of their beliefs.
I'm a christian and I will not date any one that does not share my points of view of beliefs. I tried once and it did not work out well at all. I justcouldn't get past their lack of belief for some reason. I didn't realize it was so important to me
01/17/2013
novanilla novanilla
I've dated Christians before and didn't like it. I will do it again but I really prefer to date other atheists. It's simpler and leads to less problems. I also do not like to date people who are not as liberal as I am. My rejection of religion and conservatism are huge parts of me, my feminism, my academic work, my activist work, everything...so it matters much more to me than I think the average person. My work is in politics, so I talk about it a lot.
01/17/2013
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