Why you should never pay for online dating
I can totally relate to what you say about your non-Latvian husband teaching you about how truly Latvian you are.
We were making the standard mundane small talk about how I was liking school and college life, when the conversation took an interesting turn onto the topic of the girl I'd been dating for the last few months. I worry sometimes when I hear girls saying things like "I want him to be my long-term boyfriend," or when people under the age of 20 get concerned that they haven't had a serious relationship yet.
(The cloth diapering decision was super easy for us, too!
When we met in Ireland, he didn’t realize how completely common I am in my home country… The interesting thing for me is this: my non-Latvian husband has taught me that I’m Latvian in ways I didn’t even realize. If every marriage is, in a way, the meeting of two cultures, getting to know that other culture also teaches you about yours.
At most, it is a reliable source of advice for women who want to improve their chances with the opposite sex. No." It was clearly the first time I had even thought about it, but I knew with certainty that she wasn't the girl I was going to spend the rest of my life with. Any more time I spent with her was time I wasn't spending looking for someone I could end up with.
Most of us don't often think of Catholic priests as authorities on dating and relationships (in fact the popular belief is exactly the opposite), but the single most influential conversation I've had about dating was one that I had with a Catholic priest while I was in college. It wasn't very long afterwards that I broke up with her.