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'It's Complicated' talks about religion and dating


The dating world is hard to navigate and there are so many factors to consider and when you factor in belief systems it could potentially be impossible. Some people don't want to have kids, while others do. While, some people tend to draw the line at religion.

That's why Ask Zoosk says "there's a reason why dating websites tend to include search options for religion."

On the Zoosk blog, 'The Datemix,' a user named Chaya, who is Jewish, said: "Someone I’m marrying is someone I need to share a lot in common with in terms of values and goals. Marriage can be hard. There can be difficult decisions involved. I need to trust my partner that we’re on the same page about what is important, including religion.”

If you want to ensure that you find someone who is compatible, you may want to consider dating out side of your religion. Because narrowing your prospect to one religion could be significantly limiting your options--only by experiencing other cultures can you really determine what can and cannot deal with.

Beliefnet.com suggests that you could learn a lot about yourself, and what you want or don't want in a relationship from a potential partners beliefs. The article says, "A Christian can learn from an atheist. A Muslim can learn from a Buddhist. A Hindu can learn from a Jew. All faiths contain unique nuggets of profound wisdom."

But it also depends on what someone wants out of a relationship. Some people want to be with someone who helps them grow in their faith, and they'll use technology like religious dating apps or websites to help them find that person.

A man named Scott gave 'The DateMix' this story:

“I’m not in Utah or anywhere else where there’s a ton of Mormons, so I used the internet,” said Scott, who went on a website specifically catering to people of his faith. “I met three women on there, two of whom lived literally 1,000 miles away from me. I flew out and met one of them, but there was no significant connection. I kept trying and then met a woman who lived six hours away. We talked for a month or so online, then met halfway for a date, and that was it. Instant chemistry.”

And while this strategy worked for Scott, everyone has their own way of navigating love through religion.

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