(Closed) what did your parents think of your SO when they first met them

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re not interracial, but my family is christian and he is jewish (we are both technically non believers, though). Nobody batted an eye. My cousin (we are white) recently married a muslim Moroccan woman, and the family was totally cool with it…except the super extended crazy Texas family members. They reacted as well as you’d expect close minded conservative christians to act.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My husband is spanish/scottish & I’m white. My parents loved him from the beginning.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My parents haven’t met him! Fiance and I live at the other end of the country πŸ™

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

@crayfish:  ditto. My family is Christian and my Fiance in Jewish (not really though). My parents totally loved him and they don’t even mind that i’m converting to Judaism! My Fiance is just like my dad –a good man, and I think my mom recognizes how rare that is…!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Hah, well my ex before him had no job, no working car, a suspended license (so I drove him everywhere!), and mooched off me for everything in his life. So when my parents heard that my now husband not only had a job and a car, but also was a homeowner, they all but offered my hand in marriage right there. After we’d been dating a month, my dad predicted I’d marry him.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

We’re an interracial couple – he is black, I’m white.

It’s funny because when my mom first met him, we weren’t dating and just lived on the same dorm floor and I can remember her telling me that he was cute and I should totally go for him. I told her to shut it at the time, but after that I started thinking about it and eventually developed a nice big crush on him. Who knows, if she hadn’t made a big stink maybe we wouldn’t be together today? πŸ˜€

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hi Fiance is Greek and I’m defintiely not. My parents loved him when they met him.

I know they struggle with understanding the culture (i.e. why we have to have a Greek DJ, why I’m converting to Greek Orthodox, etc.).

His parents have liked me from the start. Although, I consider myself very lucky because most of his friend’s parents have very strong feelings about dating/marrying non-Greeks. I’ll just say this – his friend’s parents love me, they just wouldn’t love me dating their son. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

And on the topic of interracial dating, nobody in either of our families has or had a problem with it. I come from a very mixed extended family with a lot of different ethnicities and nationalities represented, and while I know FI’s dad was a little disappointed that I wasn’t black, he quickly got over it when he realized how much we cared about each other. For his mom, it was mostly letting go of her baby boy to anyone haha.

But now that I’ve promised her a grandchild, she’s all for us getting married sooner so we can begin that process!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Sometimes I think my parents love Fiance more than me!! My mom fell in love with him instantly, and so did the rest of my family. They were wary when we moved in together right away, but other than that, my family thinks he’s fantastic. He had his own car, had previously owned a house, has his masters, he’s very friendly/charismatic/hilarious and most importantly… they could see he was head over heels for me. 

 

I guess it’s not a racial difference because we are both Canadian but Fiance is French Canadian and french is his first language. My family may have a hard time when his family comes this summer because there are some cultural differences. For example they are hardcore Roman Catholic and my family is athiest.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My SO and I a very different. I’m Caucasian/Catholic and my SO is African (Eritrean)/Muslim. My parents loved my SO on the first meeting. He’s very genuine, and although we have very different upbringing’s the principals and morale’s are the same. I’m staying Catholic and he will remain Muslim. We both have strong faith in God, and find that we have many similarities to our faith despite the different religion title.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

My boyfriend is hispanic and I’m white. My parents LOVE him! They just met for the first time (LDR) last christmas and they basically told me to marry him hahah πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@crayfish:  hahah. I like the last sentence!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Darling Husband is half Mexican, half white – but he looks full Mexican.  His name is Reuben.  My Dad kept getting confused and calling him “Rauol…the Puerto Rican.”  Yeah, Ik.  *rolls eyes*  My parents were a bit worried when I started dating him.  I think they thought he wasn’t good enough or something.  (They ADORE him now!!)

Oh, and everyone assumes he knows Spanish (he does not).

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My mom had seen pictures and heard my never-ending stories πŸ™‚ She thought he was warm, gracious, had a beautiful smile and looked younger and thinner than the pictures led her to believe. Silly mom πŸ™‚

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