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Considering converting to Islam to marry a Moroccan

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Submitted by Eli (Argentina), Sep 8, 2019 at 08:30

Hi all, I decided to write here after reading dozens of stories, which I'm afraid may happen to me. I met a Moroccan guy in the US about a month ago through a dating app. I was there on vacation, I was feeling lonely and decided to give this app a go, looking for an adventure honestly. This handsome guy talks to me and after a brief chat, we exchanged numbers and met personally a few hours later. It was wonderful. He was awesome, sweet, a little shy, and we had some strong, immediate attraction, I felt he really liked me.

We went to his apartment and right after our first kiss he told me "I love you". Of course I didn't believe him, I knew it was only a one-night stand but it was a little shocking. We had sex that same night and it was great, and actually that's what made our connection stronger. Then, the next morning, he talks to me about marriage, that he's looking for a wife (he's in his late 30s) and that he really liked me. That if I convert to Islam, we could get married and have kids, a family. That our kids should be Muslims too, because that's the right faith, etc.

We spent about 5 days together and he was the sweetest person I've ever met, he was affectionate, caring and respectful. He even let me browse through his phone to show me he was being open and honest with me, that he was single and he was alone. He said he wasn't a good Muslim but he was going to be better if I become his wife. He looked me in the eye, held my hands and told me to think about it.

I came back to my country with the promise that he won't forget me, that he's going to wait for my decision, and with plans to meet again before the end of the year.

But since I came back, he never messaged me again, I'm always the one who starts a conversation, I confronted him about that and he said he doesn't want to bother me. Then I found out he has another profile on that app, which of course means he continues on the hunt for women.

Now I think I maybe a little in love, but he's cold and distant, and I don't understand why he promised all that to me when he got what he wanted in our first encounter.
He's a US citizen, has a good job, so I don't see how he could get any advantage from me.

Anyway, our plans to meet again soon are on, I'm considering converting to Islam to marry him. but I'm a little suspicious now, that he may be married or he's just playing with me, or that he's hiding something.

Should I continue talking to him? Should I meet him again? Could this guy be the in the small % of single Muslim men with honest intentions and good values?

Thanks for your patience to read this, I'm looking forward to your replies and advices. E.

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