I've been talking to this guy for 7 months. We fell off a month ago because my dad refused to let me date someone who was not white. I did not tell the guy i've been messaging. I really do like him, and he's really into me. We have never met but we both live in the same town and one of my close friends is dating his twin brother. We are both 16. What should i do?
- Listen to your parents- You're young and this will just cause a lot of trouble. He's not worth it.10% (5)24% (13)17% (18)Vote
- Don't listen to your parents, Love knows no color, their views are ridiculous78% (39)54% (29)65% (68)Vote
- Go behind your parents' back and date him anyways10% (5)13% (7)12% (12)Vote
- Other (Please explain)2% (1)9% (5)6% (6)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
this is difficult since disobeying your parents can have serious consequences and make you wonder if it's worth taking the risk... but me personally, I'd go for it. my mother wasn't very thrilled when I dated a white girl in high school but I figured I'm not going to follow rules that I don't believe in on principle2
Most Helpful Girl
Who's going to be involved with this guy; you, or your parents?
Ask them why you can't be with him. Get them to try to justify their actions.
I'd say just do as you please but you're under 18, still living under their roof and quite a ways off from being independent. Try to reason with them that he's a great guy, and that him not being white does not make him any worse. Hopefully they'll warm up to the idea.
Take this from a white girl who also had issues with her parents accepting the fact that her boyfriend is not white.2