Well, go straight to the point here. I have a long time female friend that has recently sparked some romantic interest with. (I know from all the signs of body language, phone calls late at night. I am not clueless in these aspects of relationship). Anyway, I am hesitating to jump in for the following reasons: 1. She's a devout Catholic. I know I sound ignorant by saying this, but my impression of her devotion is that she's the church going, never going astray kina gal. I am quite a staunch atheist. Although we have never got into religious debates, but I know how it will always turn ugly. 2. She could be a bit naive sometimes. Perhaps that has to do with her upbringing. Not that it bothers me. Often I find that bit of her quite cute and it jives with my general sense of wry sarcasm. I can't really say that it would break the relationship, but I guess that's what people call chemistry? Somehow it might work. 3. Ok, back to the whole Catholic thing. I know that once again I might come off as ignorant, but what's with this whole premarital sex thing? Sex isn't a major deal for me in a relationship (gasp!), but it would make it a lot more fun. It's not that not having a sexual relationship bothers me. It's the thought of its impossibility other than with marriage that just bugs me. I don't see myself marrying her; not that I don't like her, but I am just not at that age for that kind of commitment yet (24 myself. 23, her). Sorry for the rambling. Anyone with experience of this kind of relationship with Catholic girls? Once again I apologize for sounding so crass and ignorant about it.