What an exciting time where we can be exposed to people of different backgrounds!
If you’re only firing off questions and not sharing of yourself, it can come off more as an interview, at best, or at worst, an interrogation.
Black people who have come more recently from certain countries may introduce you to their families quicker or have varying expectations of marriage or commitment.
Then, there are Mixed Race people and recent immigrants, or children of immigrants.
This diversity can be simultaneously beautiful and overwhelming.
As a Passionate Living Coach, many clients timidly raise the topic.
Rather than expecting everyone to just shut up and blend in, it is wonderful to claim your British heritage and the cultural legacy of your family. There may be foods, music, practices of worship, rituals, rites of passage that your family brought with them to the UK.A 10-second query would have told the person that Guyana is a former British colony and thus proudly the only English speaking country in South America and that Easter is a religious holiday that has nothing to do with nationality. If someone makes a snafu, be sure that you aren’t over-reacting.Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was any relationship.Sometimes we can be so intrigued by the newness of someone else’s culture that we forget to share who we are.You want your date to come away from dating experiences with you feeling like you had a heart-to-heart connection and a great conversation.For example, both of my parents are black people from Guyana.