Ok, we got some really good comments about “Relationships” and how if your best friend developes a serious relationship with someone else it may be best to back off and allow that relationship to blossom, but, another felt that until that relationship is sealed with a ring and an “I do” then its still up for grabs. Someone even said that they felt that all of them should still be able to be friends, as long as it was ok with both parties. And that is all fine and well.
Many people however, get into relationships because of a feeling, or because of the way someone may look. Do they really count up the cost? Many times, no. So consequently, they end up attaching themselves to someone that is either not on the same level as they are, or that is not their spiritual equivalent. Those relationship don’t last very long because they are not able to manage the conflict in their relationship that will without a shadow of a doubt come, and they blame the other person, instead of looking at themselves and standing on what God’s word says. So, here is the question. Again, it will be multi-facited.
In Jewish culture, as with many other cultures, it is a priority to date and eventually marry a partner that has been raised with the values and traditions of that culture. Knowing this, does that even matter to you? When looking for a person to possibly date, what attracts you to that person? What characteristics/strengths do you look for in a person that makes you want to give your time and attention to them? What types of relationship would are you more likely to get involed with or not get involved with?
1. Interfaith (Different religions)
2. Interracial (Differnt ethnic backgrounds)
3. Intergerational (An older or younger person)
4. Online (Someone you met online)
5. Long Distance
Do you have a type and are you willing to step outside of that type and maybe go for personality instead of what your norm is? What would your ultimate soulmate be like?
Now, tell me what you think.