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Interracial And Intercultural Love: African-American Woman And Indian Man

About

Meet Ajay and Brittany.  Brittany is African-American and she is originally from Detroit, MI.  Yet, she grew up for the most part in Tennessee.  Brittany moved to New York City, NY after College in 2010.  Her fiancé, Ajay is an Indian man.  Ajay is originally from New Delhi, India.   He moved to the U.S. in 2006 for College when he was just 17 years old.  They are both entrepreneurs and credit falling in love with each other due to their shared love and passion for business, family, philanthropy, and spiritual growth.

Ajay and Brittany

How They Met

 

They met in 2011 via a dating app.  Ajay was the first and last person Brittany met after trying the app for the first time.   The fact that they met via a dating app used to be something they kept away from people, but they both realized it is nothing to be ashamed of.  It doesn’t matter how they came to meet just that they did.

What Brittany’s Parents Thought Of Ajay

Brittany’s parents loved Ajay from the beginning. What they loved most of all is how he treats her. Brittany’s mom, akin to herself, is a very open-minded and liberal person. However, her dad was a bit more nervous and curious about how their relationship would be accepted in Ajay’s culture and family.

What Ajay’s Parents Thought Of Brittany

Ajay’s family loved Brittany after they met her. Although they didn’t meet until years after they had been dating, his parents are still in India. And Ajay has been too busy to travel home for a while; hence, they chat on the phone and FaceTime each other.

What’s more, Ajay’s dad and Brittany formed a close bond despite the fact he doesn’t speak English, and she speaks very little Hindi. In 2016, Brittany spent close to 4 months in India with Ajay’s family, almost entirely alone while she was volunteering at a local school. Ajay’s dad looked out for Brittany as a daughter, as did his mom, brother, and sisters; they all always accepted her with open arms despite any cultural differences. They are very loving people, and Brittany believes they could see that Ajay loves her and she loves Ajay. Brittany also believes that Ajay’s family appreciates that she is here, as his family, since they are not in the U.S.

Their Advice To Others In Interracial And Intercultural Relationships

  • 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.
  • 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 They Have Learned As A Couple

Ajay has learned the importance of humbling yourself, learning from your partner, and growing together.

Brittany has learned the importance of  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.

Thank you Brittany and Ajay for sharing your empowering love story.  We believe that online dating leading to marriage is becoming the norm and that’s a beautiful thing.  Please help us in congratulating them on their engagement!    Have a question for us?  Write us @growingupgupta@gmail.com.  Have a comment?  Share/post a comment below! Follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook @growingupguptas and on Twitter@growingupgupta.

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3 Comments

  1. Pauline Scott says:

    What a lovely and positive relationship…nice to see that both sides supported there love for one another. Also it made me realise there are no excuses to connection and bonding. I loved how Brittany was able to bond and connect with her future father in law how wonderful to imagine and feel… God bless you both, your story put a huge smile on my face?❤

    1. Growing Up Gupta says:

      Hi Pauline!
      Thank you for reading and writing! We also love how both sides supported this beautiful couple being together.

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