The scope of religion has changed very much over the years, and if you’re going to switch up your beliefs and own it with pride, a good place to do that–for the most part–is in this country, where religious experimentation is tolerated (Muslims still get a lot of crap, though if you live under a rock). People that were once Christians are becoming Muslims, Catholics can become Buddhists, and many people simply describe themselves as spiritual beings these days. And black people are some of the most religious people out. But no matter what you claim to believe in, religion does seem to matter big time in the dating world.
Think about it. If you met someone at work and simply became friends, you probably wouldn’t trip if they told you they didn’t believe in God. But if you met that same person and were attracted to their physical attributes as well as their personality, then them telling you that when you die, that’s it, may have a huge effect on the length of your correspondence with one another. There are however, different levels of atheism, with the mildest form being a denouncement of religion, so keep an open mind to that. But I pose the question to you: Could you get over if a man you really like, or are already dating, told you they were an atheist? Could the couple that doesn’t pray together stay together?