For Buddhists, problems can arise when trying to find mates who take the religion seriously.
Many daters looking for a connection via the Internet report that others who list Buddhism on their profiles are merely trying it on for size, but don't necessarily have a deep passion for the tenets.
Despite these edicts, religion remains less of a determining factor in marriage than race.
It can make Buddhists feel isolated or like there is no one out there for them with the same views.
“Marriage is perhaps the most vital of all the decisions and has the most far-reaching effects, for it has to do not only with immediate happiness, but also with eternal joys. This will be the most important decision of your life, the individual whom you marry. Marry the right person in the right place at the right time. Seek a man who accepts his role as provider of the necessities of life, has the capacity to do it, and is making concerted efforts to prepare himself to fulfill those responsibilities.
Individual decisions on how strictly they feel called to exhibit their faith can impact relatives with different views.
For example, a devout Muslim woman who wants her parents to match her with an orthodox Muslim man will have some difficulty if her sister is seeing a non-Muslim man.
To keep the covenant made in connection with this holy and perfect order of matrimony” ( 302). somewhat the same economic and social and educational background (some of those are not an absolute necessity, but preferred), and above all, the same religious background, without question” (“Marriage and Divorce,” 142–44). These attributes are best polished together as husband and wife” (in Conference Report, Apr.