If you’ve ever dated someone of a different race, culture, or religion then you have probably had one of those awkward moments. I’m talking about the moment that one of you have said something insensitive or insulting about that person’s beliefs, race, culture, etc. Hopefully it was unintentional, but in order to recover from it, you must talk it out.
I can remember dating a sweet, red-haired freckled white guy with a great sense of humor. I was still in my “is he dating me out of curiosity/novelty” phase, so I was a little more sensitive to what he said. I think this was a good thing because it brought about good discussion about his intentions.
When he once made a disparaging remark about black women, things got heated. Let me tell you, trying to explain to someone you are dating that they sound like a racist is not a fun conversation. It got heated and a little rough! I think he finally got the point that I was trying to make but it came close to being what ended things between us.
Have you ever dated someone when circumstances forced you to have a tough conversation about their insensitive behavior?
Have you ever dated someone new and discovered their not so politically correct side? What is something that made you dump them? Has someone ever dumped you because of your views about world views, race, sexuality, or cultural beliefs?