There’s a list of things people say you shouldn’t talk about on a first date: money, politics, and, yes, religion. But are “people” right? Do you have to follow these “rules?” In this article, we will answer this question. We’ll help you decide once and for all whether it’s okay to talk about your religion on a first date.
The purpose of a first date
It is important to remember that the overall purpose of a first date is to find out if there is any potential for compatibility with the person you are going out with. The main goals are NOT to see if you can impress them or make the most of them. Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either. However, the real purpose of going on a date is to find out (while having fun) if you can be compatible.
This is an important thing to remember as we discuss whether or not you should talk about religion on a first date. Let’s move on.
Is your religion important to you?
The first question you need to answer is the importance of your religion to you. Is it something that is essential in a couple? Is it a chord breaker you can’t live without? Or is it something you’re casual with and you’re good at dating someone who doesn’t share the same faith?
These are not questions we can answer for you. But the answers to these questions will determine whether you should talk about religion on a first date.
- If this is something that is important to you and you are looking for a serious relationship, talk about it! If they have the same faith and feelings as you, great! If they don’t, you have the privilege of finding out before you lose several dates, money, and time with someone you won’t be compatible with in the long run.
- If it’s not important to you, you don’t need to mention it. If it comes out, don’t worry. It’s just not something you should look for opportunities to learn.
Is religion important to your date?
Remember that the first dates are not just about you, it’s about two people. This means that while you’re here trying to think about what you want to talk about on the first date, your date is doing the same. And if religion is an important thing for them, maybe it’s something they want to talk about in the quote.
So wherever you are, it’s probably a good idea to at least be prepared to talk about it. Remember, as we mentioned, first dates are not about saying the right things and trying to get all the right answers. It’s about determining future compatibility, which is very easy to do when you start talking about more intimate topics like religion.
The answer: Is it okay to talk about religion on a first date?
Yes! You are completely free to talk about literally anything you want on a first date. You may have heard “rules” before they say it’s not great, but they’re just made up and shouldn’t dictate how you live your life.
If religion is important to you and it’s important for your new date to feel the same way, talk about it! If you don’t care about religion or it’s a casual thing for you, it’s probably not something that should be on your list of topics to talk about.
The bottom line is that you can talk about whatever you want on a date, including religion. And if it’s a big part of your life and it really helps define who you are, it’s worth talking about!
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