It has been in my experience. There have been some women who see me as a good potential partner up until we get to the matter of religion. Many religious people have been raised to believe that dating someone who is not religious is not ok. While I understand it can lead to some disputes and problems I don’t believe it’s impossible. I could care less what my significant other believes in so long as she is a good person who works to make this world a better place.
Absolutely! In my experience believers tend to begin relationships that they might not be fully confident in simply because they believe it is a "good match" i.e. pleasing to their church community or to god. Also, their dating pool is considerably larger to behind with. So we have fewer people to work with and higher standards; which has to translate to diminished opportunity.
Well, nonbelivers are less likely to delude themselves about things that aren't real. I am nto sayign love is nto real, because love is real. I am sayign that a lot of peopel delude themselves about the person they want to love, giving them (in their minds) attributes which are not real.
So, yes love is harder to find for nonbelievers, but when it is found, it is based more on realities than self delucions.
For me as mature lady is difficult to find a romance with a mature man. Because of my expectations of a romantic relationship. Religious men approached to me but I don't have the patience to deal with their religion. So I'm still searching for that special human being.
it has always been hard for me to find love -- until i did, that is! but religion or lack thereof was never a issue at all. i suppose it depends on your life situation, where you live, what if any religious background you have, all that. i couldn't generalize. i doubt anyone is in a position to answer this question accurately other than for themselves.
In my life, I have had a loving relationship with 7 men. Only 1 of them shared my view regarding religion. I think overcoming serious political differences would prove more difficult. I have never found myself falling for someone with a conservative point of view - no foundation for friendship there...
I don't think it's harder for non-believers to find love, REAL love anyway. I think many believers "fall in lust" with other believers("God brought us together!" ) but many such marriages eventually flounder because it wasn't based on true "love". So, I think it's just as difficult for believers to find true love as it is for non-believers. we non-believers tend to have our eyes open wider, with more realistic expectations in our search.
I've never had a problem in that area, but I'm a really open and honest person with the people I choose to be close with so they know what they're getting into. I also think it's s bit easier for straight lady atheists to find a partner with similar values as there are just more men that identify as atheist/agnostic. A bit unfair, to be sure, but true.
From what I hear about the religious, I gather they have a much easier time to get married. Real love, though, that's different.
The best couple I know are unbelievers. Met as teens, never got married, two kids, happily growing old together.
A natural, beautiful connection between equals - unstained by superstitious nonsense and archaic gender-role brainrot.