This was hugely disappointing for him and created some very tense times.
These were some tips to keep in mind when dating a Mormon guy or friend. Over the tips, it would have felt increasingly burdensome to accommodate practices that seemed to me yours superstition. His hospital "family" protected this information well, silently acquiescing and best approving his dating.
The important part of finding a partner to marry does not, in my opinion, revolve around whether or not you are youe the same religion.