Vietmamese dating etiquette

11 Jan

Recoginze that you have culturally-ingrained habits that are equally useful at times and pointless/stupid at others.

The main thing you need to have a relationship with a person from another culture is an open mind.

You will need a healthy dose of tolerance at first, and love later, to help smooth over cultural differences. Speaking as someone who is married to a woman from a completely different culture, I can say that you simply need to be yourself, let her be herself, and decide if you are compatible.

You also need to have very good communication skills and a laid-back attitude. Your cultural faux-pass will be forgiven if she is truly interested in you.

Take every assumption and stereotype you have and throw them out the window.

Every person is an individual with their own type of private behaviour that does not conform to any mold, and most stereotypes are totally wrong.

Recognize that your culture is going to be different from hers and she is not going to completely adopt your way of doing things any more than you will adopt her ways.

Done right, you can mix your cultures to find a more perfect balance to work and life.

You will like different foods, you will perform the same tasks in different ways, and you will even have different opinions about the importance of various activities, just like any normal couple, except your differences will be more pronounced due to your widely different upbringings.

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