So you’ve upped sticks and moved to a foreign country, ready to embrace the culture and all that comes with it. But that doesn’t mean you have to “go native” in your choice of partner.
On the face of it, dating a native resident in your new country makes good sense. You’ll probably pick up the native language faster, you’ll feel more integrated — and you’ll even have your very own (free) tour guide.
On the other hand, there are downsides: having your in-laws close by isn't everyone's cup of tea, and your other half will always have the upper hand when it comes to language and culture.
Date a fellow expat, though, and you might find you have lots in common.
So what are you waiting for? There are there are thousands of expats out there waiting to meet you.
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If you’re still not convinced, why not check out our gallery of ten reasons why dating fellow expats could make you happier.
Ten ways dating expats could make you happier