Post # 1
Who falls into this category? Fiance and I do!
I’m from a part of Maryland where pretty much everyone is white and no one cares what ethnicity (my public HS was 96% white… yeah). Fiance is from NYC where culture/ethnicity is everything! I moved to NYC for college, and I felt like everyone was always asking each other what their background is (even though everyone looked white to me?), and I never knew how to respond. It was so weird for me! Anyway, Fiance is Catholic Italian/Russian, emphasis on the Italian, and I… have no culture to speak of (read: WASP).
I’m just thinking about this because we’re about to go out to dinner with his aunt and uncle, and their meals last for hours! I love that this is the family I’m marrying into haha.
Post # 3
@redheadem: I love Italians! They are full of passion, love for their family and celebrate with good food. Whats not to love? This African American girl would marry an Italian! Best wishes.
Post # 4
I thought this would be a popular one! Who else that voted cares to share?
Post # 5
We had different religion/cuture. Because there is a pretty distinct culture difference between Jews and Christians sometimes. And in our wedding you could definately sense it at moments! And certainly in our marriage. But, I love it! We aren’t the cookie cutter couple and we couldn’t be having more fun with our differences.
Post # 6
@redheadem: I voted “different race and different culture.” I’m a Filipina Catholic while my Fiance is Indian Hindu. I hope our kids won’t be too confused, lol
Post # 7
My Fiance is French and I’m American, although if I don’t open my mouth I can pull off looking French!
I’m with you on the food! Meals can last 2 hours…Unless it’s Christmas, then it’s more around 5! Got to give props to the French and Italians 🙂
Post # 8
I’m american and my Fiance is danish. I’m not too keen on the whole danish culture although they do have that meals that last hours and hours – except instead of delicious italian food, we have 15 varieties of herring and pork. :-/
@Au Jardin: same with me, as long as I don’t open my mouth people seem to think I’m danish… 🙂
Post # 9
I’m Russian and My Darling Husband is Italian. Needless to say there’s a lot of eating and drinking between our two families.
Post # 10
I’m hispanic and Darling Husband is dutch. Talk about culture shock. He is from presbyterian conservative nothern state…. and I am from shake your booty Puerto Rico. 😛 hehe. Talk about differences!
Post # 11
@jenangeles: Haha @ that meal. It can’t be that bad can it?
Post # 12
I am 1/2 american indian, 1/4 african american and 1/4 PA Dutch/German. My family is mostly christian and its diverse to even include mexican and phillipino.
My Fiance is 100% Itailan…. and 100% catholic!!!! And a chef
His family is very old world traditional but just like meowkers theres a LOT of eatting between the families!
Several of the traditional meals I dont partake in..but when it comes to pasta and gravy youd think i was itailan too!!
Post # 13
My Fiance is Irish and I’m Italian, specifically Scilian. We both are 1st generation (both father’s came to the US from their home country). My boyfriend is fluent and IN LOVE with Welsh culture because he got his Master’s degree there. We are working to incorporate our culture in our food and possibly music (getting an Irish fiddle band for the cocktail reception!).
Post # 14
Our cultures are very similar, which I think is what makes being interracial so much easier. I feel right at home with his family and vice versa!
Post # 15
@redheadem: its pretty bad but I suppose it could be worse. Fiance could be swedish and then we would have ROTTEN herring as well. yum.
Post # 16
I voted same race, different culture because my Fiance is from Scotland and I am from Canada. We met in Scotland, and when my visa expired he followed me back to Canada. 🙂