(Closed) Are you marrying someone of the same race/ethnicity?

posted 11 years ago in Relationships
Post # 47
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m Chinese, but I’ve always dated white boys. My FH is half white/half korean, and he was raised by his Korean mother because his father passed away when he was young. So he is not as aggressive/"manly" as most white boys but since I am not really attracted to asian men, it was the best of both worlds as he does not look asian but has the asian influence (like he loves asian food and trying stuff like octupus and tofu and stuff like that, and he’s very into learning asian languages and stuff ilke that)

Post # 48
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We are both Caucasian mutts, though I’m half Italian and he’s mostly Romanian. We were raised different religions-Catholic for me and Presbyterian for him. So far it hasn’t been a problem for either one of us, mainly because neither one of us is completely comfortable with certain aspects of our respective religions.

Post # 49
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Bumble bee

I am Irish (born & raised in Ireland) & Mr Happily is half & half Irish/Italian-American. His grandmother is from the same tiny town in Ireland where my grandfather grew up so we (& our moms) often wonder if they knew one another (it’s a VERY small town). I am looking forward to planning our wedding with some of our Irish traditions (ie: Irish wedding cake-at least one layer) and also some Italian traditions to honor his mom’s heritage. He has 4 siblings that are African American so I also want to include some AA traditions into the wedding to honor their heritages as they are our family & are already like brothers & sisters to me.

Post # 50
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m Chinese-American and he is a mix of Swedish, French-Canadian, and Irish. He has the red hair, and I was born on St. Patrick’s Day so it works out well! I’m lucky that it’s never been an issue with either of our parents. Although his family is primarily Catholic and we are Buddhist, they respect our own beliefs and have never tried to push either (spiritual, but not particularly religious). However I think the first time my mom met him she was wondering for awhile if we’d end up with strange looking red headed Asian children 🙂

Post # 51
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Millenium Biltmore Hotel

I am fifth generation Japanese American (100%). Mr. G is 2nd generation Korean American. I always thought I’d marry Caucasian because I grew up in predominantly white neighborhoods/schools and only dated white guys. But then I met my man, and could care less who I had dated in the past. 🙂 However, Mr. G and I were raised in VERY different households…so it is almost like we are of different races!!

 

Post # 52
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am caucasian and my FH is hispanic with a little french mixed in (a strange combo, as he knows).  It’s really not a problem.  He is the first person I ever dated that wasn’t caucasian but it just happened that way, I really had no preference.  I find it fascinating to be able to learn about his family’s culture and hopefully to pick up some Spanish in the process.

Post # 53
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am caucasian (German & Austrian) and Fiance is hispanic.  Although there are obvious differences in our cultures, we have similar upbringings and also practice similar religions (Lutheran & Catholic).  I love that even though we come from such different backgrounds we are very much alike.

Post # 54
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Blushing bee

we are both white and from very similar backgrounds.  i never thought I would marry someone that was from a place so much like my hometown as I HATED growing up there but now I find that it just adds to our things in common…

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Both Mr. Bean and I are caucasian – I’m English/Scottish/Irish and he’s Swedish/Scottish.  But we both consider ourselves Canadian more than anything.

Post # 56
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

I have an interesting combination (half Cuban, half Irish/Scottish/German).  Fiance is of English and Irish heritage.  We’re a lot alike and share the same fundamental values, so our slight differences in culture have never been an issue for us.  It’s been more of a source of fun adventure for us: introducing him to delicious ethnic foods, exploring Little Havana together (talk about total immersion!), and brushing up on his Spanish so that he can communicate with my 89-year old great aunt.  It’s really something that has drawn us together!  :o)

Post # 57
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m a mixture of Irish, German, Cherokee Indian and some English. Irish and German are the dominate ones, Because both of my parents have those in their genes. I’m a least third generation American. Fiance is primarily Lithiuaian and a little bit Polish. He’s first generation American and participates heavily in Lithuian culture, which takes some getting used to. His family is very involved in the cultural aspects due to trying to keep that culture alive while, Lithiunia was occupied by the Soviets.

Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m Black and he’s White. It’s never been a problem for either of us – obviously we are both open-minded and understanding about eachother’s backgrounds, but we are also lucky to have friends and family who has fully embraced us as a couple since the day we started dating.

There are definitely other differences between us that have a MUCH bigger impact on our relationship – especially that he is from a tiny rural midwestern town and i’m from a major city on the east coast. Race is definitely not the biggest factor in our relationship.

Post # 59
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am half mexican/half white but more into the mexican culture but very americanized I am from CA, he is half german/half irish and grow up in the south, GA. We come from very different background and it has never been a problem.

Post # 60
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Wow, everyone sounds so unique in their ethnicities, I feel kind of boring! My fiance and I are both 100% Greek (Americans) and both of our religions are Greek Orthodox. It definitely makes things easier for us, and even though I never expected to marry a Greek man I love it. I am, however, feeling slightly jealous of all of you who are going to have adorable inter-racial babies…!

Post # 61
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re loveable, loyal American whatevers!

His ancestry is Italian and from Spain originally, but his family has been here in the US since the 1600’s.  Very old roots.  My family is originally from Britain mostly and according to my family tree, we were rooted in Barbados for a good while too so that explains my love for the carribbean!  I also have german, irish, and American Indian genes as well.

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