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Intercultural dating at younger ages?





picsite
I am 17 and just wondering if intercultural dating is as big of a thing when you're a bit younger and relationships aren't ones you intend to take on for life...
Subsonic Sound
Honestly, I think those who are not against intercultural dating won't be against it at any age, and those who are against it don't give a damn about fine details, they'll just see it as wrong. In any situation.

Do what you want, as long as it doesn't hurt anyone. That's always been my motto.
Panthrowzay
Ditto dude, if you are attacted and it would harm either of you, its just like dating some other person.

just lay of the race jokes k.
SimonWSTS
Intercultural dating shudn't be a problem at any stage in life if you ask me.
Love between people is what holds relationships together and love is unconditional and knows no bounds.
fizz-pop
no, I don't think so. I think some people think that intercultural dating is pretty cool...although some parents do make a big deal about it...somethimes...
suntzu3500
Different cultures have different views on it, in terms of family acceptance of any sort of relationship it may depend largely on the cultures involved. In terms of my personal opinion, if you love the person then it shouldnt matter at all what culture they're a part of.
altikris
i think its actually MORE widely accepted at younger ages. theres no reason why we have to be culturaly seperated at all. the older we get, the more accepted it is that more cultures are coming together. its changing with the times. we are accepting more people as time goes on and i dont see anything wrong with that. we are all human. enjoy eachother man
brilliantbeauty
I think its accepted, but rare among younger teens and very popular amongst older ones. I had this discussion with a Caucasian friend once (I'm chinese), and we agreed that most people weren't racist at all, just they had to adjust their views and fantasies on the future a bit, and be able to picture a person from a different race as a steady companion, but not just friends. And as long as you don't insult either sides parents, there should be absolutely no problem with it.
Traveller
Intercultural dating can be difficult at any age, and their are two primary reasons:
  1. Eventually running into a difference the two of you are unable to embrace, ignore, or reconcile, or
  2. The biases of other people.

The latter of these two is really sad, since some people are just completely unable to accept anyone who appears to be different.

Probably the most difficult thing about intercultural dating at younger ages is that one or both sets of parents may be among those who are biased, and at a time when you have not yeat gained your autonomy from them. Sad
Jeslyn
Is this in regards of intercultural or interracial? It seems a lot of people are mixing the two up, and as far as I'm concerned they are different.
Devang
It's just fie as far as love exists there
Subsonic Sound
Jeslyn wrote:
Is this in regards of intercultural or interracial? It seems a lot of people are mixing the two up, and as far as I'm concerned they are different.


Why are they different?

I'm asking as a white Englishman, dating a black American, incidentally..
superk
Most people these days are not really bothered about the race or cultural thing.. however it may pose challanges in any relationship.. especially.. if certain believes are not considered as mainstream.
Pablo Diablo
Generally, age is no factor when considering inter-cultural relationships. Some people see it as a bad thing other have no problem with it. And still others, such as myself, find it a beatiful thing. When we can learn to love each other no matter what culture or race we are, thats quite amazing.
Subsonic Sound
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When we can learn to love each other no matter what culture or race we are, thats quite amazing.


This kind of view confuses me slightly. Don't get me wrong, it's not a BAD view - you're not against it, so you're OK by me. But you paint it as a heroic feat, to overcome unscaleable heights and cross gaping chasms... That people can learn to love each other despite such shocking differences...

And I just don't see it. Race is, by and large, an irrelevance in matters like this. We're all just humans. Physiologically the same in all important details, with the same innate psychological traits...

The colour of someone's skin or the country of origin for their ancestors is no more important a detail than someone's eye colour, or taste in films. It's only a problem if you let it be a problem, or if someone else makes it a problem for you.

Race is a complete non-issue for me, and if it's not for you, ask yourself why.
mzkrunkness
well im 18 (we can agree im pretty young) i have been dating outside my race since i was 14 and in that short time i have learned a lot. My peers accept it a lot more than adults. You would think after four years people would have accepted a hispanic female with a black man but you would be surprised how many stares i still get when holding hands about 90% they are from older people well it also depends a lot on what cultures you are dealing with and where you are living but if u are dating outside of your culture i say good luck
picsite
Thanks everyone on your opinions, and I do think its the adults who come from a different generation and a different time that think intercultural dating is a big thing. BUT its really not, and i agree with a few of you that teens seem to let it pass a lot more often, they are more comfortable with it, they were raised around it.
imraanio
if anyone is wondering, interracial dating is no taboo in the UK, its accepted among all classes, more accepted among higher classes, because well you know they get away with saying f**k and all!

One comment I heard from an American was that British TV more embracing of interracial dating and inclusion of ethnic minorities on mainstream programs (Eastenders) than American TV.

You think this true? Do they have interracial dating on 'Days of our lives' 'Sunset Beach' both programmes that were temporally broadcast in the UK, but has to stop because too many people were throwing their TV's out of the window when it was on Channel 5.

The only downside is that it wouldn?t be to PC for the Asian family in Eastenders to be massacred by Wellard seeing as though they are so bloody annoying! Though I have to say my favourite character is Paul, he is the best!
Subsonic Sound
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if anyone is wondering, interracial dating is no taboo in the UK, its accepted among all classes, more accepted among higher classes, because well you know they get away with saying f**k and all!


Unfortunately, I think you're being a bit naive.

It's generally quite accepted in the Middle classes, and a large amount of the upper classes. But there are large swathes of the lower classes which... well...

Do you know how many people in this country voted for the British National Party? That the National Front is still operational? Skinhead gangs? Daily Star readers?




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molif
love sure have no bounds although im in a inter racial relationship.. but come to think of it, how is my family gonna be like IF we ever get married.. pondering all the time, sometimes, it scares me..
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