I met an African woman (also medical doctor) and have fallen deeply in love. I also have permission from her family to date her (this was something very new for me).
But after going through the formalities, I see the value in it, and to be honest, I think it’s so cool.
In 2012, 15.1 percent of new marriages were interracial.
To many, interracial relationships are now almost a non-issue; just love whomever you want to love.
Some old-school families will consider interracial dating a form of cultural betrayal.
When nurses call out Becky Wang’s name in waiting rooms of doctors’ offices, they usually get a confused look when she stands up.
“I can tell they are looking for someone Asian and when they see me they have to re-shift their thoughts,” she said.
I can give you hundreds of tips (some very specific to her specific East African culture) but I’ll just list a few tips that in my opinion are essential. Be honest about your different views about different things As you rightly pointed out, there are cultural differences, these differences are real and won’t disappear because you pretend they don’t exist or don’t talk about them.
Acknowledge your cultural differences and deal with them directly, honestly and respectfully. Get to know each other as individuals Remember first and foremost that you’re two individuals attracted to and in love with each other.