Dating religious girls

30 Sep

When I’ve said that before, some people say it’s hypocritical – that discriminating against a potential romantic interest based on religion is itself a form of bigotry.Even if they loved the debate and their kink was being constantly told how wrong they are…no thanks.

Neither will I pretend like I have the best advice, since I am not even married.

But before anyone can get married they have to go through the process of getting to know a person and pursuing love for them (at least if you practice the Western tradition of pursuing marriage).

It’s also hard, excruciating, joyful, hurtful, and incredibly fulfilling — at least this is what married people tell me, and from watching them, I believe it.

People have all sorts of deal breakers when it comes to the people they date, and they tend to be highly subjective. But no one would consider discriminating against meat eaters or Republicans a type of bigotry. My relationship with the Lutheran, while lasting 9 months, was one of my most stressful and unhappy relationships precisely because of the religion issue.

Some people have no interests in nerds (an idea which has caused more than one internet kerfuffle), while I consider nerdiness a requirement. And really, religion is no different, despite the way many people in society want to treat it. My dating record has gone something like: Apathetic Agnostic Wiccan (who later turned atheist, I think because of me) Hard core Rush Limbaugh loving Lutheran (more on that anomaly in a bit) Atheist Atheist Atheist And if I had to put money on it, the next boyfriend will probably be an atheist too. Like most high school relationships, we only superficially got along – we were both nerds with similar tastes in movies.