D and I have been dating for about eight months now, and things have been really good between us.I've always been open to dating people of different races, so that was never a factor for me.This week, it's all about handling tricky life issues.From your parents disapproving of your girlfriend to having to break up with your roommate, I'm here to help thread those tricky needles. Dear Dr Nerd Love, My letter today is about a lot of tough topics: interracial relationships, toxic families, and living in the South. I am a 30 year old white guy currently dating a 27 year old gal who is mixed-race, who I'll call 'D'.And that means lots of family vacations and gatherings, and not putting parents in an old folks’ home when they get older. There will be many weekends spent with close friends or family members.So you need to ask yourself, “Do I have enough things in common with this person?For a lot of Chinese people, serious dating starts after they’ve finished school.More so than Westerners, many Chinese view dating as a pragmatic affair.
If their child’s significant other doesn’t meet with the parents’ approval, continuing the relationship will be very difficult.
Relationships are hard enough, so it’s only natural for some people to prefer dating someone with a similar cultural background.
That’s why we came up with East Meet East, an Asian dating site and app.
So what does it mean to share a similar cultural background?
Let’s take a quick look from a practical standpoint. Meals are one of the most frequently occurring shared activities between you two so it’s important that there’s some kind of common ground and understanding here. To no one’s surpise, food is the favorite topic amongst East Meet East members, so make sure you ask about their favorite restaurants at some point.