Parental factors on interracial dating

Talk highly of your partner in front of your parents, you have my permission to exaggerate a little.

This may help to calm your parent’s fears and swing their opinion favourably towards him/her!

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They might ask you to take your shoes off, be prepared, you’ve come this far we don’t want them making a judgement based on your socks… Get your partner to brief you on the different personalities and characters within the family. While in their presence do it their way and with a smile on your face. Take note of any cultural behaviours, for example if the family don’t drink, don’t take wine as a gift.

For example, in some Asian families it’s tradition to touch the feet of a respected elder. If the family are vegetarian, don’t take food stuff made with animal products.

Asian parents may sound scary but honestly they’re not. Again, it’s no different to meeting anyone new from dating sites for the first time.

Sure, there are certain culture behaviours which have to be respected.

If they take the time to cook for you, remember to thank the host and praise the chef.

In fact isn’t it the best Indian food you’ve ever tasted – wink wink! Are you expected to move back to their country of origin?

Yes, this is easier since they get to meet the whole family at the same time, but this may be a little overwhelming for your partner.

Introduce them to your family slowly and in small manageable chunks.

Sometimes you can’t help who you fall in love with right?

If your parents are conservative, again, introduce your partner into your family slowly and take your time. Start off by introducing them to the more amenable and less conservative members of your family first. If you have an aunt, sister or uncle, rope them into assisting with the first initial meeting.

To most people, dating someone of a different race isn’t an issue.

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