I wanted to bombard him with all my freshmen doubts, but I only limited myself to find out the basics: his parents were from India but he grew up in Taiwan. I was from South America, while he was from Asia (which looking back are two very different regions) but we were united by one common fact: we were both strangers to the country we were in.That first semester we had classes across from each other, which meant that I saw him on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.If you so much as pull out your wallet when the check comes, there’s an immediate protest and you are simply not allowed to pay.
We are not trying to convince you that marrying someone from another culture is right or wrong.
That is something you will have to determine for yourself, as you seek God’s wisdom.
But the Word say that a wise man calculates the cost before beginning construction on a house.
Right before (and after) our classes, we we would talk about our classes, friendships, and eventually, dating. It wasn’t a problem to check my phone when I was eating with my Latino friends because the act of eating isn’t something serious in our culture.
The first time we went out, we got lunch right after our Thursday class. But it was a problem that I was dating someone who was not a Latino. Soon I learned that Maneet was really into me…like perhaps too much. I don’t know if it was my commitment issues playing a trick on me or the fact that I didn’t want to ruin an awesome friendship, but I decided to stop dating Maneet after two dates.