It is hard for many reasons, to be an atheist who is dating.
Mostly because we are seen as unfeeling, monsters who care nothing for morality.
It can be hard because you might not have been exposed to all the in’s and out of social life, and the social norms.
Atheists have some of the hardest lives, because they strive to be more than just mindless people following, but they happen to be some of our greatest minds.
Atheists are far outnumbered, and this makes dating other atheists a hard task at best.
So often atheists try to find non practicing or moderate Christians to date, and sometimes they just wind up falling in love.
But the burden of proof falls to those who fail to look for it, and thus the fight continues.
We watch as, like dominos, love falls apart at the hands of those who can’t reconcile the god/no god battle.
We give thanks to our fellow man, and help others without thought for reward, and hope for paradise. When it comes to dating though, we cross lines that can be hard, if not devastating to cross.
The biggest offense though is saying we are closed minded because we refuse to acknowledge how there could be a grand designer out there just waiting to save us from ourselves.
The problem is that from each side, the other looks a bit crazy. One side sees the delusion of the religious and the religious live happy and content with their delusion.
Most atheists have left the dogmatic thinking of resolved divine answers without questions, to question everything.
Including why they believe anything and everything that they do.