My grandmother once told me, "When you're looking for a life partner, it's best to date someone who's Jewish. The waters of romance can be rough, and avoiding the iceberg of "What religion will we raise our children as? As much as I love my wild and crazy grandmother, I never listened to this specific piece of wisdom. When you date someone who's from a different walk of life than you, you gain an entirely new view of the world. You learn all about their food, their religion and their values.
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He wears Calvin Klein cologne and uses Redken shampoo. I have also learned that in Iran, you eat rice with a spoon. Iranian men will always, always hold the door for a woman. They will also likely be late for everything; Iranian culture approaches time differently than the American world does.
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In college, my friends poured over brochures at the end of sophomore year trying to decide whether to opt for Spain, a decision that would most likely include sangria, dancing and all-night parties, or France, a refined alternative with brie, champagne, literature and the Eiffel Tower. While the reason to study 4, miles from home was was part "education" and part world experience, many pupils would inevitably return stateside and tell tales of all-nighters, crazy experiences in a far-away land and a dating experience with a foreign gentleman. I had a boyfriend all through college and would often live vicariously through my friends who would tell somewhat exaggerated stories of dating these foreign hotties.
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