In other cases, the Muslim man may be willing to marry the Christian but knows that his parents would set out to block the marriage because of quite substantial cultural differences. The film Alex and Eve, although in this case about a Christian man who marries a Muslim girl, portrays some of the difficulties faced in an interfaith marriage.
Some Muslim men enter into casualrelationships with Christian girls, with no intention of marrying. They enjoythe opportunity for a sexual relationship, but still want to marry a virginMuslim girl, when they are ready for marriage. Because in these cases there isno intention of marriage, he is less likely to tell his family about theChristian girl.