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- How normal is it to date your third cousin?
This argument can be refuted on several fronts. Some consanguineous relationships involve only people of the same gender. Not all mixed-gender relationships birth biological children. Most births to consanguineous parents do not produce children with significant birth defects or other genetic problems; while births to other parents do sometimes have birth defects.
It is true that in general, children born to consanguineous parents who are first cousins or closer have an increased chance of these problems than those born to nonconsanguineous parents, but the odds are still minimal. Unless someone is willing to deny reproductive rights and medical privacy to others and force everyone to take genetic tests and bar carriers and the congenitally disabled and women over 35 from having children, then equal protection principles prevent this from being a justification to bar this freedom of association and freedom to marry.
Some say "Your cousin should not be your lover. It begs the question.
Unpopular Opinion: Dating Your Distant Cousin Is Fine
Many people have many relationships that have more than one aspect. Some women say their sister is their best friend. So, this isn't a good reason either. Some people who say it is wrong seem to have no problem with complete strangers having sex. So get over it, all of you who want your personal disgust to dictate the lives of others.
I'm not sure 3rd cousin is that close to be a medical problem in case you had children. You'd have to check with a doctor to make sure. Otherwise I see no issue with it, but no closer then that otherwise it is dangerous for children to newborn with the blood being so close.
Incest is just a word. The confusion comes in with the "once removed" part not being fully understood on the part on you and your parents. Your dad's first cousin, parent of your BF is actually your first cousin once removed, as in one generation removed in the family tree. The same applies with him toward your dad. The initial relation is between your parents, being first cousins. You, being one generation down from that, are "once removed" from that initial relation.
LOL, if I were you however, I would let them go ahead and continue to think of it as third cousins, what the heck. In their book, it is weird enough already, no need to take it to another level of silly.
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It sounds like you have put some thought into this, so stay on track, and let it play out slowly. If you two are around each other with family, don't be overly forward, or awkward either. They can read you better than you can. They will pick up on things you don't realize they are picking up on. Just act like good friends, who genuinely enjoy each others company.
My third cousin - Help / Advice - Cousin Couples' Forum
At this young age, that is what you want to do anyhow. Maybe just quietly set and play some vidya or something, and leave it at innocent paling around. All eyes will be on you, so tread lightly in as mature a manner as you can. It will help built the rapport you will need in the future.
I say go for it!!! If you finally found someone who cares about you as much as you care about them then why should you let anything get in the way of that. I believe in God and I believe that everything happens for a reason. You cant help who your attracted to. As for your parents I too am in the same situation as you and I am very much in love with my cousin and we want to be together. Once you both turn 18 you can find somewhere to live together and your parents can't stop you because you guys are already legal adults.
The point is life is short so you should hold on to the things that make you happy. Hopefully your parents will accept you guys one day. I am dating my 3rd cousin and my family is fine with it.
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And his is to. But what they dont know is I am pregnant with his child. But we love eachother very much and i am happy to have a child with him.
I'm dating my third cousins also. But people also came to realize that I don't care what they say so they just stop talking about it.
I don't care what people think about me. They can do or say whatever they want. Because I love him so much. So go on with your life. That's all that matters.
How normal is it to date your third cousin?
Ok so I have a friend who asked me for help. She wants to know if it's ok to date third cousins. The guy is her dads cousin, cousins son. I have a sister who is going out with our 3rd cousin We heard one of my teachers say it would be better for you too be 4th cousins.. Because you are down the line more Does it really matter? After dating for only a couple days, my mom asked me what his last name was, and I told her. She proceeded to make the connection and tell me that we were related, which she found hysterical. A couple seconds later, I called him to tell him.
He then started to freak out too, and he called his grandmother to confirm it, and she did. We figured out that we have the same great great grandfather and are 3rd cousins. He called his brother and his aunt to see what they thought about us dating, and both said the thought it was a funny coincidence but we were distant enough to date.