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Is culture really all that important when it comes to marriage?

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  • Pippin1376
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    Originally posted by Stoic Believer View Post
    There are still Western raised Muslims who are very in tune with their "back home" culture. Therefore, they're more attracted to someone from the same culture.

    And even if there weren't, people prefer a similar background because it's just easier for the families to mesh well and get along.
    But the culture of the parents (who were raised in a different country) is not the same culture as the child (who grew up in the West). Even if you're in tuned with your 'back home' culture that doesn't mean much when you still have the culture of your new home country engraved in you.

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  • Stoic Believer
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    There are still Western raised Muslims who are very in tune with their "back home" culture. Therefore, they're more attracted to someone from the same culture.

    And even if there weren't, people prefer a similar background because it's just easier for the families to mesh well and get along.

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  • Is culture really all that important when it comes to marriage?

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    Yes (explain)
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    No (explain)
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    Kind of/undecided (explain)
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    Most of us are either immigrants or children of immigrants, meaning that we have a "back home" that isn't the country that we currently reside in. When it comes to marriage, people have many different preferences (job/education status, weight, looks, etc...) but one thing that people include is "Must come from the same background as me."

    The reason for this is so that if you come from the same cultural background it's easier to get along and for the families to get along...the thing is, if you've lived in the UK or the US or whatever for all or most of your life, then culturally you'd gel with anyone right?

    A first generation Chinese person and a Senegal immigrant who came here when they were young would have a similar culture despite coming from different countries.

    So, my question is this: In this day and age, is culture really all that important when it comes to marriage?
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