"A beautiful mixed couple"

posted 2 years ago in Latino
Post # 17
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447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

You are a beautiful couple!

I agree that this was a compliment but understand why it bugged you nonetheless! I am biracial and my fiance is white. I look reasonably “white” enough that most people don’t comment about us being an interracial couple, but I CONSTANTLY get asked what my racial/ethnic background by well-meaning people all the time and even though it’s always geniune curiousity/small talk, it bothers me sometimes. I don’t always feel like divulging my racial background to every stranger!

Post # 18
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859 posts
Busy bee

As insensitive as it sounds I’m sure it was a positive compliment. I used to get so annoyed when I’d hear I’m of “exotic beauty”. Now I look at it like they say I have exotic beauty like a victoria secret model hahah 😉 

Post # 20
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120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

PrincessPeach13 :  

Man, people just live these days to get offended about something. I couldn’t care less how she described you. Call the ACLU maybe you can sue her because “couple” is ok but “mixed couple” is evil…”oh the nerve, how DAAARE she!!!”. Who gives a crap. I’ve got real problems to worry about. 

Post # 22
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1597 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

PrincessPeach13 :  It’s very weird that people think it’s socially acceptable to make that comment. Like, you wouldn’t comment on someone’s photo saying “what a beautiful tall and short couple” or “what a beautiful thin and overweight couple”, even though those are also obvious differences. 

I’m white and so is Darling Husband but our backgrounds are different. Mother-In-Law made a comment early in our relationship about how it’s a shame we aren’t likely to have “cute blonde babies” like DH’s son from a previous relationship, because my “dark genes” would cancel his out. I prefer to describe myself as of European descent but “dark genes” sounds very Goth. I might have to use it. 

Post # 23
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

PrincessPeach13 :  My fiancé is white and I’m black and so far no one has really said anything but we live in a very diverse state. On my end I was a little nervous meeting his parents the first time but they’ve been nothing but nice for as long as I’ve known them. You guys are so cute! 

Post # 25
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

PrincessPeach13 :  Thank you! Yeah we’re in Florida so pretty much anything goes here lol. That makes sense that the person commenting on it is from a state where it’s not common. If you see it all the time there’s no reason to mention it.

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