I however have kept her a "secret" from my very Jewish mother, and my girlfriend is now getting on me to tell my mom about her and even let her meet my mother.
What's the easiest way I can go about telling my mother about my girlfriend without giving her a complete heart attack? I hope you have heard of the movie "Mission: Impossible," because you are now starring in Tom Cruise's role.
Even for secular Jewish parents, this remains a high priority.When I state that I am open to dating non-Jews, it doesn't mean that I'm averse to going out for a cup of coffee with a yiddishe maidele.I will also specify that I am fortunate enough to have family and a network of others who accept me for who I am, unconditionally.Before I even answer your question about dating Jews, let me ask you something: WHY do you want to date Jewish girls in particular? Because if it's about looks, you can find a non-Jewish girl with whatever physical traits you're looking for, and your odds are better, because Jewish women only constitute one eight of one percent of the world's population! First you convert to Judaism, THEN you find yourself a nice Jewish girl. Since the the whole purpose of dating (unless you're some perverted hedonist) is to find the person you want to share your life with (i.e. That being the case, a lot of Jewish parents, even not-so-religious ones, will forbid it.In short, yes, it is a bad idea for you as a Christian to want to date a Jewish girl. Assuming you are the Christian you claim to be, you should be aspiring to marry a Christian woman and to raise a Christian family (the same way Jews should want to raise families consistent with their own values). But you marrying a Jewish girl is not the proper way to start a Christian family.