Does religion really matter? Many couples ignore this aspect during dating because they feel that their love will solve any differences. But once they are married, and children enter the picture, people tend to return to the traditions that their families followed while they were growing up. That's when religion can re-enter the picture and problems can start. When you and your dating partner begin to get serious, conversations on religion should begin as well. Better to realize any non-negotiable problems before you get married than years down the road.