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When you're dating outside your culture, it can definitely be a learning experience -- a long with a lot of miscommunication.
Even though we often talk about interracial dating, I think it's important to consider that although two people may share the same skin color, they may have totally different cultural backgrounds. For example, a black person from the Dominican Republic, and a black person from Canada may grow up with two totally different cultural experiences.
Dating outside of my culture, I have realized that various groups may have different love languages, expectations, and certain view on how roles should be played in a relationship. I am currently with someone who comes from a completely different culture than myself. Although I am Latina, I am totally Americanized (and southern with a bit of Brooklyn). It has been a few years since my partner has been in the U.S.A., he has very strong cultural bond to his first home overseas.
One thing we do share in common -- is that family is VERY important to us. Latinos are very loyal to blood, and he shares that same view with me.
Although our communication is pretty awesome, there are some words and phrases I have to explain. And I do try not to use slang too often, because it can be confused or misinterpreted. Concluding this thought, interculturally dating can be fun...but it can also get confusing.

Pros? Cons? Experiences?

Check out my other card "Lies About Interracial Dating."
@LaReina yeah, I have dated mostly out of my culture/race!
being hkispanic cuban to be exact lol ive dated out my race yes lol im not raist i mean u match well u match well idc about raise or all that
I have dated Africans, African-Americans, Native Anericans, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Samoan, Spainish (Spain), Italian, Greek, German, French, British, Hawaiian & Jamaican. I dated older and younger. As I have married one older guy (who divorced me for the younger neighbor girl- who is 6 yrs oolder than our son) and the 2nd husband is younger. we have been together 23 years married 21 yrs.
Yes I have dated. I dated an Italian, French, Spanish (Spain) and Columbian girl. All different and amazing cultures but we all ended one one or another but are in good terms. I would recommend to date outside of what you normally date, race wise.
This is going to come out weird, but I think it really made a difference how Americanized they and their families are. With some guys, the fact I was from one culture and he was from another was hardly a blip on our radar. Like, sure, we were well aware that we were from two very different regions ethnically, but it was hardly something we brought into conversation. Whereas, with other guys I dated, the fact we were two different cultures was a very huge deal, especially when things were getting serious.
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