Dating people from different cultures


25-Nov-2017 16:13

There’s been many arguments that have happened because of the language barrier. While I’m not very religious and neither is he, it is something that I have to tip-toe around.

Many of his beliefs and views stem from his religious upbringing.

A few days ago, as an American friend of mine was telling me all about her new boyfriend and how he had asked her out with flowers, I realized how different courtship and dating is for teens in France and the US. Americans go on formal dates; we keep things secret. The word “date” has no equivalent in French, and it’s simply because we don’t go on them.

Americans only say “I love you” after months of dating. You might wonder how people get to know each other then.

They also stemmed from superstitions that would frustrate me- like having to wear slippers in the washroom or not holding a knife at night time.

I was also not okay with the idea of arrange marriages, oppressive gender roles, and not being able to meet his parents.

Below are some tips to make sure that dating someone from a different culture is plain sailing and that you and your partner are on the same page as you embark on your romantic voyage together.

For two people so different, we understand each other on a much deeper level not talking then talking at all.

Well, we usually go out in groups and meet within this social group. If you are already friends with the guy, you just spend more time together, get a coffee after school or share a meal at your apartment, and flirt a little bit.



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