Fairy tales can come true; here’s my story: Girl meets boy while living in Singapore. Girl and boy fall in love. After a year together, girl confronts boy and finds out that he will not marry out of his culture. Girl breaks up with boy and leaves country.
Whether it is expat to expat or expat to local, cross-cultural dating has all the normal challenges of dating—plus a whole lot more. During the ten years I lived abroad, I dated plenty of men, and I had my fair share of interesting and enlightening experiences.
There are guides to help you learn the language, learn to shop, and learn to get around, but not much published material that can really help you with cross-cultural dating. That you have to learn on your own. Dating overseas is not like dating someone from your home country, in your home country. Subtleties and [...]