Many couples dive into the world of online and offline interracial dating, but it’s not what they expect it to be. Sure, there are bliss moments where you feel all the fun and the excitement in the relationship, but there are times when it is not a bed of roses. Interracial dating has its moments and we’re going to shed some light on it today by stating some of the good and bad things about being in an interracial relationship:
1. You feel the excitement of knowing another person’s culture.
Learning something new is always exciting. When you’re in an interracial relationship, you get to learn about that person’s native food, language, tradition and norms. You also get to experience these firsthand especially when you go and visit your partner’s family.
2. You adapt a new culture and possibly a new way of thinking.
It’s true that we do have our own perspective about things and it is influenced by our environment, how we are raised, what culture we were born into, etc. With that said, adapting to a new culture (or at least to bits of it) can influence how we think about things in general.
1. Things are very different.
There is a possibility that you may not adjust to the differences in your cultures right away. Friction may arise from this and if you’re not open-minded and patient enough, there will be a chance that your interracial relationship might not work because you have not settled your differences. It is not easy adapting to something that’s totally different, but you really have to make the effort to show the other person that you care.
2. Language Barriers.
This is presumably a very difficult obstacle to get over. You mean this, but she interprets it in a different way or she means that, but you totally do not get the point. It is difficult and it may take some time to get over it, but if you really put some work into it (talking about both parties and not just one) you will have a chance. The key to this one is patience and you should have lots of it.
3. Criticisms and disapproval.
Let’s just put this out for everyone to read because this is the truth. You will encounter some criticism and/or disapproval from friends or from family members. How you deal with it requires a whole other post on its own, but this is just a heads up for you. As a couple, how you handle things like this is as important as understanding each other’s cultural background.
More Cons than Pros?
Love is something that knows no bounds, no limits so if you really care about each other, you will make the conscious effort in your interracial relationship. It will work, no doubt about it, if you really do the work and place importance on moving forward after having a disagreement.