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How Much Do Cultural Differences Play In A Relationship?


Cultural differences can sometimes turn out to be a big deal. I remember when I was 25 and working in a French restaurant one of the waiters, Philippe who was from Nice, took a liking to me. We went out as friends and I liked being with him and practicing my French. One day he told me that he had romantic feelings for me and wanted to take our relationship to the next level. I had to say no because although he was very sweet and sexy, he had told me on another occasion that when he would be married one day, he planned to have a mistress. He said that his father always had a mistress and he planned to do the same. Well, that was a cultural difference that was a deal breaker for me. When getting involved with someone from another country or culture it is a good idea to find out what their customs or expectations are when it comes to romantic relationships, marriage and possibly raising children so that you can make sure that you are both on the same page and comfortable with everything.