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Why has religion assumed so much importance that sometimes it influences our actions? No matter how open minded we have become, issues like religion do matter in relationships; unless you are looking for a fling. Did you know that religion affects dating choices, although teens do not mind seeing a person randomly. It is also true that attraction has no bars; you could start loving someone you thought you would never even date! For a successful long term relationship you need to understand each other in and out. But relax, you need not worry so much about the future, you've just entered the dating phase and you should enjoy and explore the relationship... Now, are you attracted to someone who follows a different culture and faith? Have you succeeded in asking that girl/boy out? You want to make your first date a perfect affair, don't you? You do need to take special care while dating a person of another religion to avoid spoiling the affair with awkward moments and talks. In need of some help? Well, keep reading further for tips to make the first date (and coming dates) between you two cherished.

Inter-religion Relationships - Make it Perfect!

More than faith, it is the comfort and bonding you share with the other person that makes a relationship beautiful and smooth. Inter-racial relationships may have their own pros and cons, but if you two share a nice camaraderie in your dating phase, you never know you could find your perfect soulmate in that person! Keep in mind certain tips and sweep your partner off his/her feet!

In the Initial Days
In the initial days of dating, focus on talking about different issues. Try to understand the person and try to identify a connect with him/her. After all, compatibility and getting along with the person is much more important than any other thing. Ask your partner different questions, and try to know him/her as a person.

Respect Your Partner's Faith
To impress your date and get friendly with him/her, respect his or her faith and practices. Each of us belong to a religion and have some practices imbibed in our mind to a certain extent. So learn to honor your date's specific habits. This can be concerning food choices also. What if your date is a hard core vegetarian? Accept it and keep your cravings to eat non-veg food aside. This will definitely give you an edge and help you impress your date quickly.

Find the Similarities, Ignore the Differences
We all are human and have one God, believe it. Just the way of worshiping differs. Each religion promotes humanity and love. So find the common and like points between both the faiths and discuss it with your date. Keep the differences under check. You're dating the person and trying to know him/her rather than knowing the religious practices followed by him/her.

Do Not Boast About Your Religion
A lot of people have this habit of boasting about their religion and talking about the various customs and beliefs. But keep this to a minimum. Be open minded and talk about issues that interest both of you. Doing this you will definitely get an idea about the mentality and beliefs of the person.

Share Your Cultural Practices
There are many cultures around the world that make our world a colorful place to live in. There are varied cultures and customs. You can discuss some interesting customs of your religion with your date and catch them amused. You can also ask your date the customs and traditions in his/her faith to make the conversation interesting and going.

Try to Find the Views of Your Date
Dating is all about knowing a person who you feel attracted to, better. Love is yet to come. Before that understand the views of the person and find out how open minded he/she is. This will help you judge the person better. Because what I have been speaking about is a committed dating affair rather than just going out with anyone.

There are many families and religions around the world that do not accept marriages with people of a different religion. Do you belong to one such family that will never accept your relation with the other person and at the same time you're not ready to go against your family? If yes, even if love just happens, you should stay away from these relationships for the best of you two and to avoid unnecessary pain later. Break free from the shackles of religion, life is too short to brood over such issues! So, all the best!