That word, “dating,” has killed more potentially wonderful relationships than any other word in contemporary English.“Dating” is a cultural construct defined by popular culture, chiefly movies and TV.
The main stipulation is that the couple agree to raise the children Orthodox.
This allowance for mixed marriage, however, can be easily misunderstood in our modern world of choosing what’s right for me.
When a couple do not share the same faith and same religious commitment, then when the going gets tough, where do they go for help?
The Orthodox Church allows marriages between Orthodox Christians and other Christians (not non-Christians).
What it means is that you look for Christ-like virtues: kindness, gentleness, self control, faith, joy, etc.