But if it is difficult and different, how come you see a lot of these types of relationships everywhere?You have Europeans and Asians, Arabics and Americans, Australians and South Americans, Africans and Canadians, and almost every possible combination out there.You think you’re practically fluent because you can say “thanks” and “good morning”, but when you try to speak [insert language here] the response can be just the tiniest bit awkward: Let’s not pretend you starting dating him or her for any other reason besides the food.Ok, just kidding, but learning about your partner’s culture through cuisine can be amazing! Your significant other not getting references or jokes to childhood experiences, TV shows, pop artists, etc. Long nights of discussing what you hate about your culture.25. Questions about where you would raise your unborn children.24.With the help of some emotionally stirring visuals, here are a few situations you might encounter. When you start dating someone whose first language is different than your own, you’re bound to pick up a few words here and there.After saying thank you for the first time in [insert language here], you’re just like: But ok, the language barrier doesn’t come without its… How about when you finally meet his mom for the first time?
Encounters with family members or friends you can’t speak with.5. Discussions about why the US Education, Health, War, and Justice system sucks (if one is American).27. Spending more time with his/her family or friends because of the distance to yours.32. Knowing they can take you places only natives/locals know of.34.
In fact, regardless of circumstance, cross cultural dating can lead to the most exciting adventure of exploring the world through another person.
And really, there are some undeniably wonderful (and occasionally not so wonderful) things about dating someone who holds a passport from a country that is different from your own.
No pressure because it’s just a traveler fling, and you know it wouldn’t work out in real life anyways.44. Not resenting someone who wasn’t ready to make those sacrifices.48. The novelty of dating someone of a different country or race.50.
Assumptions that either person has a “fetish” for a certain race or culture.45. Understanding that love sees no color, feels no borders, hears no accent, and tastes nothing but sweet sweet kisses of trust, friendship, and passion.