I'm 29, female. I don't have trouble meeting guys, but as we all know, its hard to find someone you feel comfortable with, that makes you happy when you see them. I met this one guy through a friend recently. I'm always hesitant when I first start dating someone... but he's the only guy in the past 8 months of being single, that I actually want to keep seeing. Only thing is, I see my parents being upset about this. He's west Indian and I'm east Indian, which my parents will hate! And his dad works as a mechanic, which my parents would want a family with white collar jobs. I don't want to make my parents sad, but I don't like these criteria. All I care about is that he's a nice, reliable, genuine guy. What should I do?
Would you date someone your parents may not like?
What Guys Said 7
Yeah, I wouldn't stop dating someone I cared about just because my parents didn't like them. Obviously it would be nice if they did but at the end of the day, its MY decision.0
My parents don't really have a say in the matter. They've never commented on it either.2
I will simply not allow my parents to have any influence over my romantic life. I believe it's wrong. Hearing people break up for that reason makes me cringe.1
The only important thing is that you & you the guy are important0
Sure, I would.0
Yes I have. I've learned not to say certain things around them.0
What Girls Said 7
Date whoever you want unless his characters are questioned by your parents then I would advise to listen what they gotta say. Otherwise, I dont see why they should interfere. I know parents want their daughter to marry somoene who has stable income but I dont see it as a must. You can always earn your own income and as long as he hold a stable job that is good enough1
If my mom didn't like somebody she's onto something. I wouldn't let a family member make a final decision on something like this but I will say I'd have a very hard time dating someone my brothers didn't like.1
I have personally never introduced my parents to any of my boyfriends because I don't care about what they think about who i'm dating because he is not dating them he is dating you.1
Yes I would. Your parents already have each other, why be alone because they disapprove? Especially over something so facile as "they are West Indian."0
No I wouldn't.0
Yes, I would date because my parents don't care about me.
You could try to find a way to make your parents see that he's a good person.0
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