If the relationship gets serious, how will you ensure that both backgrounds are honored?
Be sure to avoid comparisons that will leave one person’s family or culture looking less significant than the other.
To many, interracial relationships are now almost a non-issue; just love whomever you want to love.
It involved body language, eye contact, and SO much awkward conversation.
Those base elements are still there, but flirting now involves a whole new digital level.
I don’t think one form of flirting is necessarily better than the other — I have nostalgia (and anxiety) when I remember trying to chat up a girl at a high school dance — but the new digital landscape just requires a whole new set of skills that I can’t even fathom.5. Today, kids have to worry about their partners having access to so much more — huge text records of their every conversation, audio recordings, thousands of pictures, and the worst of the worst… It feels so scary to me, like it involves so much trust and has such potential for embarrassment. However it happened, it is now much, much more common for some children to actually discuss their love lives with their parents, which… I’ve been married for years and I still haven’t had the sex talk with my mom. Sure, not for every kid, but I’m amazed that we’ve actually come far enough as a society that the discussions are even happening in some households. Falling in love, for our children will be much, MUCH different than it was for us.
We sometimes stereotype the young as being weak or coddled, but the idea that they keep putting themselves out there, when they know that someone could put their most mortifying moment online at any time for all the world to see… They have new priorities, new realities, new hardships and anxieties.