Guide to intercultural dating
Certain cultural circles are much harder for outsiders to break into than others, and for men pursuing relationships with women who belong to these circles, the road can be long and hard. Sometimes, even if she likes you, she may be reluctant to be with you - conforming to the demands of family, friend or cultural pressure. If you are concerned about pursuing a woman with a stricter cultural background be assured that while these relationships can be tough they are not impossible. Here are a few tips for navigating intercultural relationships.
Take it easy
Go slow. Like any relationship you don't want to weigh the other person down with your baggage right away. If she is closer with her family than you are, you may want to mention that you are not comfortable meeting her family too early in. However, you should never try to get her to compromise her beliefs and traditions to make you comfortable. So, if she is really going against what she believes by leaving her mom at home then you already have a problem. If you know your date cannot take it, then you may want to reconsider going out with that person in the first place. It's harsh, but it's reality and the sooner you can accept that the sooner you can find the right person for you.