Right now she won't even watch a movie. While you will be of the right age to date, the Church discourages you from trying to date someone while on your mission trip. Better than freezing up and avoiding them altogether. I wish I could find a support group in South Africa. Since internship started, I always feel disappointed with my fiance'.
Yes, anyone crazy enough to believe the story of gold plates should be able to rationalize a brown rock. It would behoove you in this situation to act like a kid yourself. It's a foolish dream I suppose. And I don't have issues with her, hell, haven't even seen her in over 20 years, but the experience with the whole Mormon thing gave me better insight in to many things in life. If your heart longs for children, a family and love- why should you stop yourself holding out for some mystical Mormon man to swoop you off your feet. Yes, do sever the relationship. Do know that dating an MD, there will be plenty of unexpected changes when you two have plans, and you will need to have strength and be able to entertain yourself at times.
I would love to someday find myself sitting in the pew with you, sharing this amazing journey. Narcissism, androgyny, obsession with pop cultureвthe problems with Western women go on and on. Even if she does, you'll be the reason in her family's eyes. Reading all your comments makes me feel sometimes uplifted, other times scared as hell. If you are only after non-serious dates and spend a great time, you should be fine with this set up.
Or am I just being a pushover and need to demand a little more if he wants to keep seeing me. The man presides over everything. You don't need to worry about living paycheck to paycheck. If your relationship is moving forward, or she suggests doing something more expensive, it is not inappropriate for her to help pay as well.