Dating people different faiths
It would’ve been nice if my newfound self-awareness had produced a boyfriend who carried a gold-edged Bible in his backpack and had abs that caused Mary to weep all over again, but in reality, it drastically reduced the pool of eligible men.And that already limited supply is actually even smaller than it seems, because there are a lot of men — like Vinnie the cop — who list Christianity as their religion on dating apps, but only mean it vaguely.Recently, I was on a movie date with a Long Island cop named Vinnie, when we bumped into some acquaintances of mine.I apologized to them for missing a barbecue they’d hosted and offered to catch up soon.
On the subject of good, available men, single women in their thirties don't need to be reminded that the pickings are slim. I never thought I would be 34, sharing a cheese soufflé and a bottle of Chablis over dinner with a cherub-like guy who occasionally quotes Jesus.), but the deeper we went, the more I realized how much value he places on the Christian community from which he sprung, and just how important his faith is to him. Dad is a staunch atheist, mom a wayward Hindu (she eats Big Macs and never prays).There was a short period when I was around eight or nine when I was convinced I would "be doomed to hell" if I did anything bad, like, for example, putting Jell-O in my brother's bed (even if he did deserve it).And then I break it off with him by telling him I’m looking for a partner who shares my faith, or he saves me the trouble by getting weirded out and losing interest. Another co-worker had already asked me out, and I didn’t feel like I could manage two work flings at once.I graduated from college in 2010, when chances for employment of any kind were slim. Still, he kept inviting me to lunch, and sometimes, I accepted.