Dating from different countries
Once we started dating, though, things changed fast. First off, while his English is quite good (his first language is Arabic), I’m an English Major- so some of the words we said to each other were taken with a different meaning, leading to some major communication issues.If I said we “do nothing at home”, he was offended, thinking that I meant we don’t do fun things, when all I meant was the expression of simply just hanging out at home.What we do share deeply is our sense of being mixed, being isolated, and on a more rewarding note, being so alike in so many different ways.
That would be it, except for the fact that he has lived in the Middle-East up until 7 years ago when he came to Canada.There’s been many arguments that have happened because of the language barrier. While I’m not very religious and neither is he, it is something that I have to tip-toe around.Many of his beliefs and views stem from his religious upbringing.I did have a Japanese boyfriend but I ended things with him to go to school in California.Unlike Japan, California is a true melting pot of cultures but since I had so little dating experience back home, I was nervous about getting into the dating scene in America.