Dating different nationality
As a professional matchmaker, I’ve interviewed over 1,000 singles, and in the past two and a half years, I’ve made around 2,500 matches.
This means I have been #blessed to hear a lot of this nonsense, and honestly, most of it doesn’t faze me. I meant monumental and indicative of an entrenched and deeply troubling societal prejudice that we have been unable to overcome throughout the course of human history.
In the latest issue of the Harvard Business Review, management professional Erin Meyer, author of The Culture Map, offers various different methods for negotiating with someone who has a different cultural style of communication than your own.
Emotionally expressive/Confrontational Israel, Russia, France, Spain, Italy Emotionally expressive/Avoids confrontation Brazil, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Philippines Emotionally unexpressive/Confrontational Netherlands, Germany, Denmark Emotionally unexpressive/Avoids confrontation UK, Sweden, Korea, Japan.
They’re not thinking about the fact that this is a widespread phenomenon.
They’re just thinking about their own personal preferences. It’s cultural, it’s national, and it’s fucking everywhere. Christian Rudder, co-founder of Ok Cupid, writes: Scrolling through Ok Cupid’s blog, you’ll stumble across a myriad of depressing race stats.
So the obvious conclusion that far too many Indians come to is that the Indian women they are with must be loose and immoral.