To some who responded to my post.
I agree to the point that when you had children, you should put their welfare as one of your priorities.
(That is the reason why I don't have children and will never do so)
However, when it comes to choose your partner/lover, you have every right to choose the one that fits your lifestyle (or at least someone who is not trying to change you to his or her likings).
What is the meaning of having someone close to you who doesn't understand or support your urge and interest?
Personally I would never get married or get into a relationship so I admit that my perspective could be bit biased.
(The only family relationship that I have been maintaining is the one with my parent which I have to endure since I am the only child and I have a responsibility to take care of them till they pass away whether I like it or not.)
However, even if I have a girl friend and she's a Muslim or Jehova's witness or whatever, that needs to maintain her specific life style, I would never try to modify or change her life style to suit my likings.
When I used to date (a lot), I never tried to change anybody so I know that.
If you really love someone, you would support the person's choice even if that is not your likings.