that religion really doesn't allow much room for human nature. it even tries to police people's intimate behaviour with one another. then again, how old are you two? teenagers? well, then add to the USUAL parental restrictions (which are nature's way of weeding out the rifraf and pushing kids together heehee) to an extreme sectarian view, then yes, you are dealing with a romeo and juliet situation. the jw clan decided long ago that noone from the nonjw clan would marry their daughters. ////// religion aside, they may fear their daughter is unready for the responsibilities of a serious relationship. and if there are many guys after her, their guard will be up all the more so. they know from personal experience how much a young man has yet to learn in life. it's just a fear thing, which is also natural, just taken to an extreme with the JWs. ////// i'm glad you aren't taking it too personally and can see that their rules apply to all guys. (although, if a man in a good political position in their religion wanted their daughter, they'd be more likely to approve of that) rest assured, there are many good reasons why nature put it in us to be attracted to one another when we are young, as well as many good reasons why nature put it in parents to be cautious and protective of their young. try and remain balanced in respecting their emotions on this, even as you must do what you must to seek to learn to be man enough to love and cherish their daughter to the best of your ability, in spite of the seeming obstacles. /////// i wish you guys a happily ever after.