Dating with foreigner
And trust your instincts and do your best to look out for red flags despite having stars in your eyes.
When I was a senior at high school, I had a Brazilian exchange student live with me for three months. On the first day at school, all the girls had a crush on him. I soon realized one word summed it all up: “ When I was in university, I dated a Brazilian girl for two weeks but I didn’t bother to learn any Portuguese. I also learned heaps from her about Ghanaian culture, food, dance, and more. I went on some dates where we spent most of time in silence. Here are my favourites: One of the best parts about dating someone in your target language is that you can learn the real life experiences and not from a boring textbook.
Love knows no borders The idea of dating a foreigner can be both exciting and scary. I mean how fun would it be to casually (and very intentionally) drop the occasional ‘my German girlfriend’ or ‘my British boo’ in any conversation?
However, dating a foreigner is not all fun country name dropping and exotic happily ever afters. However, with the geographical and cultural differences take things up a notch.
Anyway, before I smash my head on the keyboard for that horrible joke, below are a few things to be aware of when dating someone in your target language. Having a foreign partner can lead to a lot of misunderstanding.
With a partner, there’s no hiding from your language learning. If you take a week off, you’ll be in the dog house!
If your partner comes from a different country, that usually means new food and a new culture. You will will open up new perspectives on life as well as open your mouth and enjoy new flavors and spices.