Interfaith relationships dating
I hated to disappoint my high school friend's mother, but I didn't find any Jewish boys who treated me particularly well, and certainly not better than any non-Jews I dated. Notwithstanding their religion, not one boyfriend lasted more than a couple of months.
Shortly after college I met the man who eventually would become my husband.
If you’re just in a casual relationship with someone you have no intention of spending your life with, it’s probably not important to mention religion at all, unless a night of no-strings-attached sex is followed by a “Hey, want to go to church with me? Do you want your partner to attend open rituals with you?
Does he want you to go to church with him on Sundays? If you have them, what sort of spiritual upbringing will they have?
Some interfaith partners say that they brought up religion on the second or third date because they knew that if they couldn't get through the negotiations of their religious future, it would be a "deal breaker." Others say that they waited until the crisis was upon them, doing their best to avoid the painful, emotional talks that are usually required to work through religious differences.
Stephen Prothero, author of God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World—and Why Their Differences Matter, shares what he has learned about making interfaith relationships work.
Forbidden fruit is, of course, one allure of interfaith romances.
One big assumption made by most online dating sites is that birds of a feather flock together.
But opposites also attract, of course, including in the realm of religion.