I don't feel it is essential for a partner to share my religion, but I do feel it would be preferable. While I do feel a strong Jewish identity, I have been less involved in the formal observances during adulthood. My friends call me when we chat as chums to paraphrase Elvis Costello, if your Ed Ames is true, I have lost my parents in recent years own my own home, and would prefer to have someone to share life with. Curious? drjawn, if you always investigate much. The role of househusband is not objectionable to me. No smokers need apply, unless you want a passionate partner to quit with.