So I met this guy at college about 10 months ago and we've become very good friends. He's a great guy and he really likes me and cares for me. He essentially asked me out back in November and I told him I wanted to become better friends first. And so that's what we did. At the end of the school year he asked if I'd thought anymore about dating and I told him I had, but I wanted to wait until after summer break to make a decision.
Basically, I really like him and we seem to have a special connection. Except for one little problem. He's not Catholic. He's open to the idea about learning about Catholicism, but he doesn't really have a strong faith of his own, even though he does believe in God. My faith is very important to me and it's such a huge part of who I am. I really want to marry someone who's Catholic, and therefore I want to date strong, Catholic guys. We have many things in common and connect in many ways except in the religion/faith department.
I'm torn. Part of me says I should just say yes and take that leap of faith, but the other half is nagging at me reminding me we don't share that Catholic foundation that is so essential to who I am.