Have you ever dated a Protestant or would you be willing to do so?
I have before, but have generally not experienced much openness to the Catholic Church. I am attracted to men of deep faith and am still open to the possibility of dating a Protestant in the future... as long as he is willing to learn about my faith and seek truth with me! However, sometimes my interactions with Protestants leave me tired. I haven't encountered much willingness to dialogue rationally and it's challenging to be constantly on the defensive.
Unfortunately, I have experienced much the same reaction. It is not as if I ever try to "push" Catholocism on anyone, but it does come up here an there. I mean, lots of my life and who I am revolves arond my beliefs OUR beliefs. So, then usually what happens is, "So can I ask you a question?"....and then inevitably comes the, "So XYZ that you believe is not in the Bible"....well, half the time, they have the belief completely mixed up and they are misinformed, like my faorite one about "worsipping Mary", and "so you worship a wafer"" ( bout Adoration)...
I even had this Batist guy I thought would be really bright as me how I thought it said in the Bible we needed to go through a year of RCIA before we could convert (since I mentioned I recently converted)....To be honest, if I weren't being nice, I would have told the guy, "So we can be equipped to answer the thousand and one silly quesions Protestants are bond to ask!".
Most Protestants I've met, even if they say they are good with Catholocism, when you talk with them long enough, the prejudice comes out sooner or later.