Cross cultural dating relationships
Cross-Cultural dating or Interracial dating is something that we are seeing more of on college campuses.As more people immigrate to different parts of the world and colleges and universities become more culturally diverse, we start to see more interaction between cultures.In those days, there was no Skype, no FB messenger and cell phones. What an exciting feeling that must be, meeting up for the first time, and the second after having been months apart.One had to wait two or three days for a reasonable phone connection that cost a fortune and snailmail was even slower than a snail moving backwards. Nowadays with modern technology a relationship has much more chance of surviving long distances.Readers ask me questions, wether on my You Tube Channel, Facebook profile or through the contact form. This time the question was about cross cultural relationships and how to handle the differences, What you might run into as a mixed couple and how to avoid getting hurt over and over again when opening your heart to someone living in a different country and a different culture.I remember my first boyfriend, he was a very romantic Brazilian performer.But he brought me flowers and all kinds of little gifts and I knew for sure: This was true love.But when time came and I had to go back home, love did wither over distance. I see so many men coming to the Philippines meeting their true love.
Dating can be complicated, scary and exciting all at the same time.
Culture is defined in this context as: The system of shared beliefs, values, customs, behaviors that members of society use to cope with their world and with one another.
Culture is transmitted from generation to generation through learning.
But can you actually develop a relationship without sharing a common language?
Jem and Inés have been together for a year and fell in love at first sight.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.