INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL LOVE: AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN AND INDIAN MAN
Hi! Our names are Ajay and Brittany. I, Brittany am an African-American woman. I am originally from Detroit, MI but I grew up for the most part in Tennessee. I moved to New York City, NY after College in 2010. My fiancé, Ajay is an Indian man. Ajay is originally from New Delhi, India and move to the U.S. in 2006 for College when he was just 17 years old. We are both entrepreneurs and credit falling in love with each other due to our shared love and passion for: business, family, philanthropy, and spiritual growth.
HOW WE MET
We met in 2011 via a dating app. Ajay was the first and last person I met after trying the app for the first time. As for Ajay…I can frankly say who’s knows–lol/jk! The fact that we met via a dating app use to be something we kept away from people, but we both realize it is nothing to be ashamed of. It doesn’t matter how we came to meet just that we did.
WHAT BRITTANY’S PARENTS THOUGHT OF AJAY
WHAT AJAY’S PARENTS THOUGHT OF BRITTANY
OUR TOP TIPS TO AN INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL RELATIONSHIP
Brittany and Ajay write, our best advice is as follows:
Ajay shares– Respect each other’s culture. Don’t try to push your beliefs on one another. Try to take time to learn about one another’s culture, and to understand each other’s varying viewpoints, and opinions.
Brittany shares– Be confident and trust that no matter how different your backgrounds maybe you were brought together for a reason. You are what each other needs to push one another out of your comfort zone to evolve into the person you’re meant to be.
WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED FROM BEING IN OUR RELATIONSHIP
Ajay says– I’ve learned the importance of humbling yourself, learning from your partner, and growing together.
Brittany says– Staying positive! Constantly seeking to see the good in your partner despite their flaws, and most of all trust. Trusting that you fell in love for a reason and for that alone you owe it to yourself, and your partner to fight to overcome any issues because you believe in your love.
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