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
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
My parents don't really have a say in the matter. They've never commented on it either.2
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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