Stereotypes are easy to buy into. Still, avoid it as much as possible. Never erase their culture or nationality from them. How you both communicate in the relationship is going to be different, at least initially. Remember that romance is a very culturally specific endeavor. And the ways in which people express it are not only individually different, but depend on their upbringing.
17 Sobering Truths About Dating Someone From A Different Country
17 Sobering Truths About Dating Someone From A Different Country | Thought Catalog
He wears Calvin Klein cologne and uses Redken shampoo. I have also learned that in Iran, you eat rice with a spoon. Iranian men will always, always hold the door for a woman. They will also likely be late for everything; Iranian culture approaches time differently than the American world does. I have learned all of these things because I am American, and my boyfriend is Persian and American.
How To Date Someone From Another Culture
But you can take steps to relate to them and make things work. Not only is this not fair to the person, but the allure of that wears off after a few months—at tops a year. Nobody can entirely be themselves when speaking in a foreign tongue, and they need their significant other to work extra hard to see what else they have to offer. Research online. Ask others you know from that culture.
It hasn't always been smooth sailing, but it's been a lot of fun. Andrea Wangsanata. They say you can't help who you fall in love with, and in my case, I fell in love with a tall, shy French guy who thinks cream and butter should be added to every dish. And although we have our issues like every normal relationship, being with someone from a different culture has taught me so much.