People believe that different religious views aren’t a hindrance to happy relationships. Meetville.com (dating app to find the right person) revealed the fact in a poll, conducted between 8/22/14 and 11/14/14. Participants numbered 58,391 responded to the following question: “Can relationships of an atheist and a religious person be successful?”
Only 31% of voters consider it essential for successful relationships that partners should share the same religious belief.
In this poll participants came from the USA – 53%, from Canada – 5%, from Britain – 13%, Australia – 6% and other countries – 23%.
According to statistics, 62% of women and 52% of men would date a partner from different-religion territory. Relationship success is based on having similar value systems, not sharing the same belief. Brie Cadman, public health researcher and writer, states: “Just because someone has the same religion as you does not make a match made in heaven.”
Alex Cusper, Meetville service analyst, points out that success or failure of inter-religious relationships depends on partners’ ability to communicate and respect belief of significant other. If partners don’t try to convert each into their religion, then such relationship has all the chances to be happy ones.
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