For a start, the lack of common language may help physical and emotional intimacy develop, even at the most basic level: "We spent a lot of time kissing because we couldn't have a proper conversation," says Max.It may mean it takes longer to get to know someone – their background, beliefs and views – but not knowing this sort of thing right from the beginning might mean you don't jump to conclusions or make superficial judgments.Perhaps you will see some things there that you have not considered.We are not trying to convince you that marrying someone from another culture is right or wrong.
Even three years into our relationship, I was still learning that cultural differences can be as obvious as cuisine, to as small as who pays on someone’s birthday.
Right before (and after) our classes, we we would talk about our classes, friendships, and eventually, dating. It wasn’t a problem to check my phone when I was eating with my Latino friends because the act of eating isn’t something serious in our culture.
The first time we went out, we got lunch right after our Thursday class. But it was a problem that I was dating someone who was not a Latino. Soon I learned that Maneet was really into me…like perhaps too much. I don’t know if it was my commitment issues playing a trick on me or the fact that I didn’t want to ruin an awesome friendship, but I decided to stop dating Maneet after two dates.
We were having our last lunch when religion came up into the conversation.
Only then – when I was getting ready to say goodbye to my International Orientation Leader and good friend – did it become clear that we were actually very different.
Jem and Inés have been together for a year and fell in love at first sight.