Religion: Is your religious devotion a significant aspect of your life? Does it matter if your partner worships in a synagogue, church, or mosque? Will your family accept your partner’s religion? Are you willing to convert religions? Can you date an atheist?
Marriage / Children: Is marriage and children a desired life goal? Does your partner share your sentiments? The issue of marriage and children is the ultimate non-negotiable. If your answer is unequivocally “yes”, and your partner’s answer is a definitive “no”, move on.
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You can’t force or fabricate compatibility. Hold yourself accountable for the choices you are making; do not ignore the red flags! By screening people in the aforementioned categories, you will never be tempted to date someone who is not aligned with your standards.