Lately I have been getting very close with a girl who goes to my college, and I am pretty sure she likes me back. I have spent a decent amount of time with her over the past several weeks, and I have considered asking her to be my girlfriend. However, I am a Christian, and she is a Hindu. I am very open to being in a relationship with a Hindu girl, as I believe that religious differences in a relationship, if dealt with correctly, could work out well and turn out to be very favorable. However, I have never been in an interfaith relationship, so this is merely speculative. In general, how open would a Hindu be to dating outside of the faith? Are there any Hindu laws that restrict this?
I would find it very interesting to date outside of my faith, and I feel like interfaith relationships are too much of a taboo in our culture. These are just my preliminary thoughts though, and I would like to hear from others. One of my big concerns regarding this is approval from my family, particularly my parents. They certainly wouldn't hate me for this relationship, but they would likely disapprove of it to an extent, at least initially. While I am an adult, and, thus, I can ultimately date whoever I want, I would much prefer to have the approval of my parents and my family. How should I deal with this aspect?