Why is religion so important to a couple?
To form a lasting and harmonious couple, you don't necessarily have to agree on everything and have exactly the same interests, but it's important to share a common vision on the major issues of life: married life, marriage, children, fidelity, etc. When we practise a religion, our views on these major issues in adult life are generally shaped by that religion, which we see as a real guide to life. When you meet someone based on religion, you are more likely to meet someone who has the same vision of life as you do, and the same long-term goals: getting married, starting a family, and so on.
Similarly, religion will influence your lifestyle by adding to your daily routine moments of prayer, religious festivals and moments of meditation that you will be happy to share with a partner who understands their value and importance. Finally, religious dating is a very popular feature for people who have been steeped in religion since their earliest childhood, and who therefore live in a family where this aspect means a great deal. In fact, even though mixed-religion couples are becoming more and more common, meeting someone with whom you can share your faith can avoid many family conflicts and reassure your loved ones by introducing them to someone who shares the same values as you.