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Dating Someone of a Foreign Culture
Aug 08, 2012

Dating Someone of a Foreign Culture

In any population, it is quite apparent that many people enjoy a certain familiarity when they are searching for someone to be with for the rest of their life.  They want someone who understands their culture, speaks their language and have the same mannerisms that are taught to them by their parents and grandparents.  However, there are still a great number of people who are more attracted to those who are very different from them.  They find that if someone has an exotic look and is from a different place, they might be more interesting.

If you are searching for someone who is different, a great place to look would be online or on dating sites.  To some, this might seem unconventional and the question of how genuine and safe this method is might be questionable.  But to many others who have found their true love from another country, the internet might be your best bet.  This way, you get a chance to communicate your preferences in age, gender, appearance, financial status, interests, etc. before actually meeting the person face to face.

For those who enjoy meeting people on a more casual setting, clubbing might prove useful.  Many foreigners who travel to different countries enjoy checking out the nightlife there, and in a lot of cases, those that go clubbing are also looking to meet a local from the area.

If clubbing and the internet is not your scene, public places such as the library, or parks might be good places to meet your other half.  Tourist attractions and places that have great natural scenery might also be ideal because foreigners will always try to explore a place as soon as they arrive, or if they plan to settle for their career.  It is important to remember that if you are not in a place that is considered an area where people socialize, you will have to initiate a lot in order for this to be a successful mission.  A lot of people who are new to a place do enjoy being approached by someone who seems friendly and harmless.  So look presentable and you just might be able to have a long conversation and a budding relationship with this person.

When it comes to dating, there is no wrong answer.  People are different and they all have individual preferences.  Although some societies frown upon interracial couples or couples who are from different countries, it is up to the two people involved in the relationship to decide if they are compatible or not.  Being in a relationship with a foreigner to your country will be fun and exciting, but it will also be quite challenging due to the differences in culture and perhaps traditional beliefs.

It is vital to be as tolerant as possible when you are dating someone of a foreign culture.  Something in your custom that might present itself as a friendly gesture might mean the complete opposite in your partner’s custom, and vice versa.  Remember to always keep an open mind and understand the person’s intention before jumping to conclusions.