Falling in love with someone from another country brings a whole new spin to relationships. With a cross cultural relationship, the horizon of experience goes beyond what you’ve ever felt in the past.
#1. You find out who you really are.
You really don’t know how adaptable you are until you’re put in a compromising cultural situation. Will you sink or swim when you have no idea what the customs are? Will you refuse food at the family dinner because they’re serving horse or give it a try? Regardless of whether you’re in their country or your own, inevitably you will be challenged and most likely learn something about yourself.
#2. You learn so many new things.
While you’re learning about yourself, you’re also in for a lesson in language and culture. There’s no better way to learn a new language than having your own personal tutor. While traveling is fantastic, immersing yourself in another person’s culture is the best way to understand a country.
#3. You also get to teach your partner things.
Not only will you learn a lot but you’ll also have the opportunity to teach your partner about your country, language and customs. It’s a lot of fun playing show-and-tell with one another.
#4. You get to experience a different kind of romance.
Could there be anything more romantic than falling in love with someone from another country? You’re going to change your life completely to be with them and vice versa. It’s a highly romantic gesture when two people are willing to risk it all for love.
#5. You’ll get to play tour guide.
You probably haven’t visited your local areas of interest since you were a kid. When you show your partner your home town, they’ll want to see the attractions and highlights. Time to showcase your city and country and feel proud about it.
#6. Your differences create better understanding.
You’re willing to put up with way more crap because the differences between you are far more obvious. It’s easier to forgive someone for hurting you (unintentionally) when you know they were brought up with different beliefs. It’s naturally easier to accept the differences between you, creating harmony from the start.
#7. Sweet nothings sound sweeter in another language.
When your partner whispers sweet nothings in your ear with their accent or language, it sends tingles all through the body. The expression of their love will differ from your past experiences in relationships and it’s wonderful.
#8. You have more opportunities to travel abroad.
If you have the travel bug, falling in love with someone from another country is perfect. You have ample reasons to jump on a plane to visit family, go home or meet up in exotic locations. It adds an exciting element to your relationship when you get to travel all over the place for love.
#9. Fights can’t last long when words are lost in translation.
When you’re speaking different languages, you really have to think about what you want to say when you’re mad. You can’t fly off the handle and expect your partner to understand you. By the time you’ve figured out what you want to say, usually you’ve cooled down. Also, if you get into a fight, it’s halted by one of you because you don’t understand what a word or figure of speech means. Even fighting is an adventure!
#10. Your world opens up to new cuisines.
Every country has their own special dishes and there are some you’ve probably never tried. Weisswurst in Germany, curries from Asia or french pastries in France. Sharing the experience of food with your partner is a delicious way to make your bond stronger.