Dating non jewish women
The practice of not “intermarrying” is in fact one of the oldest features of Judaism.
It dates back to Abraham telling Eliezer, his servant, not to find a wife for his son from the Canaanites.
Not only are there about a million and one ways that Jewish people can look (see above), but when non-Jewish people say this, what we hear is: "You look like the super-offensive Jewish physical stereotype." Would you go around telling people they look Episcopalian? (So, short answer: No.) The percentage of us who will only date rich guys is the same percentage of all women — or men — who will only date rich people.
And they are surprisingly difficult to fill even without looking at someone's W4 to determine whether they're wealthy enough to be with me. Just because you have positive feelings about something doesn't mean you automatically have to have negative feelings about something else.
By halakhic standards, therefore, their descendants were not Jewish, either, even though their Jewishness was not challenged by the rabbinical authorities.
Although such communities must, in their first generations, have known the truth about themselves, this does not appear to have bothered them or anyone else very much.
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I am not Jewish, but would very much like to include several of the Jewish traditions in our wedding, to embrace her heritage as well.