In itself, dating is challenging and can get more problematic if you are dating outside your culture. The fact is not to imply that your relationship cannot be successful, as trying makes a difference. If you intend to date Native Americans, it is vital to know the cultural differences to understand and support them.
Dating Customs Are Different for Native Americans
Before dating, take the time to know more about traditional customs associated with dating. Get to understand what these customs entail and the rituals involved. Many natives follow their traditions and demand that you respect these cultural practices.
Knowing the differences between Native American and regular dating customs is very important. It ensures that you know how to go about it and what to note as you steer the relationship. This way, you will make the right impressions regardless of the differences.
The differences can also mean that you will have plenty to learn when dating a Native American, and the experience will be unique.
We Are Connected To Our Heritage
Native Americans have a history full of segregation and discrimination from mainstream society.
This makes us highly attached to our heritage and focus on preserving our culture. Whoever you are dating will want to show you their native culture and share traditions with you.
By learning about the Native American culture well in advance, you will have a chance to make a genuine impression on her. It will be a sign that you are fully interested in her and accept her heritage. Acceptance also makes us welcome you more and even start treating you like one of our own.
We Are Spiritual
Native Americans are highly spiritual, with a strong connection to their traditions. We follow specific cultural practices that have been handed down for generations. Even if you don't believe in the same things as we do, it is essential to understand that spirituality and heritage are strong bonds for the Native Americans.
Due to this fact, you must be respectful of our spirituality when dating. Even when we do odd things or spends time practicing our traditional practices, you should not object. The spiritual bond has kept us together for generations and the basis upon which we can build families.
Family Is Everything To Us
We, Native American people, spend a lot of time with family, including the extended family. We tend to form powerful bonds with family members of the same age group, such as cousins. This is an important factor to keep in mind as dating will not suit you if you don't like spending time with family.
Being family people, we are promising life partners who hold many important characteristics of responsible, mature people. We have the best upbringing skills and will train up children to respect others and follow native traditions. We have plenty of love for family and when you start a family with a Native American, be sure that it will be a successful one.
We Keep Our Culture
We Native Americans cannot abandon our culture, as this is not our practice. We understand the importance of maintaining our culture and will not tolerate someone who disrespects their culture. Our cultural practices are strong and based on generations of responsible people who love their heritage.
People that keep to their cultural practices stay stronger together and will be sure to pass useful knowledge down the generations. Knowing we will stick to our culture means that you understand how different life might get once you begin dating a Native American.
We Are Strong
Native Americans are strong people in every sense and can keep a household together with ease. We are usually in positions of influence and heads of tribes. As such, we will not hesitate to put you in your place whenever you are getting out of line.
Our Native heritage also makes us ideal lifelong partners and dependable, reliable adults. We will not complain or treat anyone with disrespect, which makes us people you can introduce to your friends without worrying.
We Are Independent
Native Americans are highly independent people. We are not the people to stay attached to someone when We have places to go and people to see. We have a mind of our own and uniquely explore life.
The independence of Native Americans also means we are free to move around. Once you start to date, you can move with us to live elsewhere, and we will not object. However, this does not make us leave our cultural heritage behind.
Our independence is our strength and the reason we have developed over the years. We have a good sense of direction about relationships headed somewhere, and the ones bricked from the start. We will not hesitate to point out something that is not pleasing to us or complain when we feel disrespected.
The Dating Experience
Dating native Americans happen to be a little different from dating people from other walks of life. This is since we have a rich tradition that has kept us from other cultures. This has made our tradition grow stronger together and has united us over the years.
Our tradition has kept us together for many years and has formed bonds that are not easy for foreigners to see or even detect. This is one reason the dating experience is bound to be a very challenging one for anyone brave enough to date a Native American.
The process and experience of this kind of dating will be very different from typical dating. As such, one must be aware of the differences that exist and be ready to take them on and accept them as they come. Knowing what to expect also enables you to prepare much better and early enough to get used to the cultural differences.
An Important Lesson About Respect
Native Americans have had a history of segregation from the rest of society. This should not be a reason to disrespect the people but something to admire about us. Being respectful also sets up a standard that you can base your dating upon.
Being respectful to Native Americans also improves the interaction you have with us, and we show respect back to you. Treating us with respect makes us more willing to share our tradition with you and show you different aspects of our culture.
The Native Americana has grown up with respect in their tradition, and our culture teaches us not to offend others. We also have enormous regard for human life and have important lessons that can be passed on to you during the dating experience. These lessons are the foundation of our existence and why we have been able to grow through generations.
Dating is only for the very brave and courageous people who are willing to venture out into the unknown and meet people they've never met before. It gets even more complicated when dating people of a different culture and tradition. Therefore, one must know what to expect to prepare them mentally and psychologically for the dating adventure ahead.