I think I love my cousin….

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

If there’s no blood relation then you’re not doing anything wrong. Even if you were super distant cousins who were blood related, I don’t think it’s illegal unless he was your first cousin (I could be wrong LOL never thought much about it). Don’t worry!!

I’d only be concered about if you do break up, you’ll still have to see him at family events.

Post # 4
865 posts
Busy bee

I can see why the lable “cousin” would creep you out, but I don’t think it’s that big of a deal.  You are not blood related and didn’t even know each other until a year ago.  I think your family may tease you a little bit, but I don’t really see this as creepy.

Post # 5
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Yeah as long as you are not blood related, it’s fine.  


Post # 7
2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

I think it’s far enough, blood-wise… Mind you though, I came from a small town where somehow everyone’s distantly related to each other by marriage.

As long as you don’t share the same parents and grandparents, you’d be fine. 🙂

Post # 8
2062 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Even if he was your full-blood relative, I wouldn’t care AT ALL. Two consenting adults who understand the risks of their relationship = fine by me.

Post # 9
1312 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I think you’re totally fine…you’re not actually cousins and there is no blood relation.  A cousin is a child of your uncle or aunt…he’s neither.

Post # 10
1515 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You’re totally fine! There’s no blood relation and its not like you grew up super close cousins and thinking of each other as family.

You said your family introduced you thinking you would hit it off – hit it off how? As cousins or were they setting you up?

Post # 11
7025 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Bettyboop1234567:  He’s not your cousin. You’re not blood related at all. Jack’s aunt (Dawn) is married to your great uncle, that’s all.

It’s not uncommon for two brothers to marry two sisters. i.e. sister 1 gets married, and then sister 2 marries her sister’s husband’s brother. i.e. her brother-in-law’s brother. There’s no blood relation there so there’s no problem. So if people that “close” (by marriage) can date and potentially marry, so can you and Jack.

Post # 12
3637 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Get over it, this could be true love! 

Post # 13
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think you are more than good to pursue a relationship.

Post # 15
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

OP, you should relax and make peace with it. Like a PP said, you’re not cousins any more so than my FI’s brother and my sister are siblings. 

{edited to convey the right tone} 

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