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27-08-2016, 07:41 PM
Dating in the theocratic republic of America
How is your love life now that you're an atheist? I've made it a deal breaker to date anyone that is religious. Agnostic or non religious is fine, but I've found some christian men will lie about being christian to date me by skirting around the issue. Same with being child free.

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27-08-2016, 07:57 PM
RE: Dating in the theocratic republic of America
(27-08-2016 07:41 PM)ricepudding12 Wrote:  How is your love life now that you're an atheist? I've made it a deal breaker to date anyone that is religious. Agnostic or non religious is fine, but I've found some christian men will lie about being christian to date me by skirting around the issue. Same with being child free.

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As soon as you find that an individual is a lying asshole, exit, stage right. I've been married for 35 years, so I can't offer much more than that, in the way of advice.
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27-08-2016, 08:58 PM
RE: Dating in the theocratic republic of America
(27-08-2016 07:57 PM)Fireball Wrote:  
(27-08-2016 07:41 PM)ricepudding12 Wrote:  How is your love life now that you're an atheist? I've made it a deal breaker to date anyone that is religious. Agnostic or non religious is fine, but I've found some christian men will lie about being christian to date me by skirting around the issue. Same with being child free.

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As soon as you find that an individual is a lying asshole, exit, stage right. I've been married for 35 years, so I can't offer much more than that, in the way of advice.
Congratulations on your lasting marriage!

Yeah its hard dating in the south but luckily some of the few atheist men I talked to have been cool. Christian ones not so much. Meh

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27-08-2016, 09:09 PM
RE: Dating in the theocratic republic of America
Never had one, then again been an Atheist my whole life..........Consider

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27-08-2016, 10:39 PM
RE: Dating in the theocratic republic of America
I've never dated an atheist ... every woman I've ever dated has believed in the Christian god (except one who was closer to deism, and another who was agnostic.)

I never had any problems because I never asked them to change their beliefs, nor did they ask that of me. Mutual respect goes a long ways. Not all those relationships were long-lived, of course, but none of them broke up for religious reasons.

It helps that my personality scares off fundamentalists, too.
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27-08-2016, 10:46 PM
RE: Dating in the theocratic republic of America
Just as bad as when I was a Christian Big Grin
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27-08-2016, 10:58 PM
RE: Dating in the theocratic republic of America
I'm married to a Christian, and she is wonderful. She's not a literalist, and she is an evolutionary biologist, so I think the key is not avoiding Christians, just the ones who'd think less of you (or anyone else) for not accepting their beliefs, and finding ones who are literate in science.

I'd give that same advice for dating atheists, as well.

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28-08-2016, 04:18 AM (This post was last modified: 28-08-2016 04:21 AM by unsapien.)
RE: Dating in the theocratic republic of America
My wife(Filipino) came to Canada just to work and make money to help her family, she hated white Europeans, she thought they were cold and unfeeling, because of her experiences with "tourists" back in her home country.

We worked together, took the bus home together. After a time we became close, and I asked her if I could kiss her, she said "no". It turns out that the fact that I had asked her instead of just "going for it" made a big difference. I had shown her respect, which she didn't expect (from a white man).

We've been married 18 yrs, she's still catholic, I'm still an atheist.

Christian and atheist alike... there are people that put up sign posts telling you what is ahead, but don't stop you from continuing, and people that put up fences that mean go no further. Telling the difference is the key.

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28-08-2016, 04:19 AM
RE: Dating in the theocratic republic of America
Married for 20 years to a fellow atheist. I think region makes a difference, because most of my dating life was in two big cities (Chicago and Boston), and most of the guys I dated didn't even mention religion...and I don't think any of them went to church.

If a guy lies to you about anything important, he is not a keeper.
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28-08-2016, 07:12 AM
RE: Dating in the theocratic republic of America
Married 13 years to an evangelical. It does cause a bunch of friction in an otherwise great relationship. She doesn't talk to me about it much although I know she wants me to change. I just be myself.

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