Is dating your cousin bad

People of Reddit Is it or is it NOT ok to date your second cousin?!

Editors note (first cousins are of the fourth degree thus Alaska does not. However, you cannot marry a double first cousin in North Carolina.

A first cousin shares only 12.5 percent of your own genetic ancestry, and based on various studies, it would seem that the chances of producing an offspring with serious abnormalities are about the same as whatever percentage of genetic ancestry is shared. Which means that even a total stranger, from another country, race, and ethnic group is at least sorta related to you. Degree of relation determines the acceptability of relationships.

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Some forums can only be seen by registered members. It'd be like your brother getting married and having them hook you up with his wife's sister. I think it'd be weird if you grew up with him as a regular cousin, however I know a few people who are or have been involved with their cousins, by marriage, but they met later in life. If its the former, kinda weird, and yeah, just remember you'll have to interact with him for the rest of your life. Lastly, the people I know, hide it from their family.

Nothing at all wrongmorally or legallywith marrying a second cousin..

I already explained that the dating system was created even before methods of.

Question: Dearest Non-Expert, I recently reconnected with my brother’s wife’s cousin, who I originally met in college before my brother’s wedding.

Back then, I was a directionless drunk with weight issues, and was not much of a catch.

In other words, it’s rough, and aside from the act of cannibalism, no single reflex of the hive mind triggers such a deep-seated, troglodytic response as whom we choose to couple with.

Which is funny, you know, because even with all of our proscriptions against incest and such, if you read your Bible you’ll notice that humans started with just one man and one woman, so clearly their children would have had to hook up to propagate our millennia-crossing, evolutionarily dominating species, right?

After doing a little research, we are surprised to find that, in about half of the U. Of course, your question does not concern the legality of your prospective union, but what society will say.

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