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How many single atheists actively seek out other atheists to date or for
long term relationships?
- Not actively -- it's a bit difficult to actively seek out atheist
women to date when you attend a Lutheran college. But I am single, have
been for too long, and would like to rectify that -- preferably with an
atheist partner. (Dave Holloway #1184)
- I haven't...as is evidenced by my present girlfriend, who is
religious. It is one of the hardest things I've ever done. To have a
person about whom you care deeply think that what you believe is
completely wrong is not a easy or pleasant experience. Tolerance is
mandatory...and on matters of faith, that can be difficult for both sides.
(The Jester #774)
- Probably not right for me to answer this...
But I would (were I available) date a non-atheist provided she wasn't
judgemental of my opinions and not a fundie. My goodness...that was a
redundancy, wasn't it?
Honestly, a religious humanist wouldn't bother me. There is a certain
mind set to conservative theists that I take exception to. Liberals don't
rub me the wrong way. I mean, think about it...John Shelby Spong's
daughters ain't going to tell their husbands or boyfriends that they're
going to HELL if they don't shape up. (Steve Scott)
I'd have to date an atheist woman. Not even sure I could date an agnostic
atheist ;-) Oil and water, if I think about dating a theist -- nothing
good could come (so to speak) of my dating a xian. (Dan Chaney #1144)
- Seriously, atheism for relationships, let alone dates, really isn't
high on my list of criteria (way below nice hair, cute butt, and a liking
for Pinky & the Brain). I could totally see myself going out with a Xian,
provided he doesn't take it *too* seriously, or make a big deal of it.
(Nicolas P. Demers #155)
- My wife is Christian. We agree to disagree. (Al Klein)
- Honestly, I wouldn't feel comfortable at all going out with a
churchgoer, especially if she felt pressured to bring me to her next
cult meeting. (JT IceFire)
- While I seriously consider a possible mate's religious orientation, I wouldn't go as far
as to say I "actively seek out" atheists. Actively reject fundies, sure. Liberally weed out
Christians, of course. Beyond that, I don't press the issue, until she attacks my atheism. As
long as she can quietly accept my absence of religion, I can accept any mild religious
practices. I view it as a hobby, of sorts, on her part. (Carl Funk #1229)
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