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This has probably been asked before, but I'll drag it up again. Is or has anyone been in a relationship with a very religious person? How has that worked? Would you do it again?

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There is no way that I could have a serious relationship with any very religious person. For starters, I could not tolerate their emotional and intellectual turpitude. Yes, two of my five soulmates are believers, but one the three others (my wife) has no time for such skulduggery.

irascible Level 8 Dec 10, 2018

Ugh! No! Couldn’t deal with an extreme religious person!

Same here!


My EX missus ‘saw the light ‘ after I had a stroke. She actually told me once that her imaginary friend was punishing me for not having faith . Needless to say we are no longer together .

Hebert54 Level 7 Nov 25, 2018

I have and I was the religious one. I didn't try to convert her but I did eventually have an episode where I tried to break it up because of the missing spiritual connection. The truth was I was the one blocking it because of my thought that it had to be some kind of Jesus led connection. I just feel like if you really believe it, it can't work to be in a relationship with a non believer. If you just go to services to put a tally on the wall then it could work but just think about raising kids and what you're gonna tell them.

Bosshaus Level 4 Nov 25, 2018

Was never in a dating relationship with a religious woman, had a friend tho. Keyword: had. Did not work well. I’m a very sarcastic man who loves jokes and memes, and she was very, very, VERY religious. Needless to say we are no longer friends.


No. I am very outspoken about my beliefs, so these situations become self-correcting in a real hurry.


Just recently got out of one - and I'll never attempt another !

He went from unrealistically wanting to marry after three months (thinking that if we married, I'd probably become a believer ... really!!??), to suddenly deciding he wanted someone he could read scripture with, and breaking things off in one afternoon . WTF.

evergreen Level 8 Nov 21, 2018

That was one thing cool about my ex, she never pushed anything on me. And neither one of us wanted to marry seeing as we both are divorced and didn’t want to do that again.

@MagicOfReality But she still became an ex ? We lasted 8mos. Oh well ...
Anyway - the other aspect was, that he is a widower , and somewhat frantic to fill the void. Not ready to date yet methinks. Good luck to the next one !


I left a marriage of 17 years as my ex found religion and became a huge jerk. I was respectful to his beliefs but he was not towards mine or my sons. The name calling began.. I was the devil, etc. I had to leave and will never be made to feel less than again.

Good for you!


My wife of 13 years is presbyterian. Or at least she grew up that way. But I don't think she believes in a god. She goes because many of her friends go and it's part of her culture (she's Korean).


My recent ex-girlfriend is Mormon. I was and probably still am crazy about her. She seemed to be the perfect woman for me. We both understood that we weren't trying to convert or un-baptize the other, but we would have conversations that touched on religion. She was not raised in the LDS, but converted later in life when she was looking for what was true for her - their family centered culture attracted her. I obviously don't agree that the LDS is right, but the Mormons that I have met are the most caring and sincere of any Christians I have ever dealt with. The relationship ended a few months back, but religion was not the cause. I would definitely date her again. But I would definitely have serious qualms about a super-religious partner. Recently, I've been talking with a Jewish girl that seems really nice. So we'll see where that takes me.

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