Is dating your 6th cousin bad

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It's Saturday morning and I'm enjoying my non-fat blueberry muffin as if that's going to make my jeans fit looser and a delicious iced-vanilla coffee from Dunkin Donuts with extra sugar, reading the St. Petersburg times as I often do and there it is. Dun, Dun, Dunnnnnnn The article is in typical Dear Abby fashion. The question at hand is this; girl goes home to family funeral, girl meets distant cousin, sixth to be exact whatever that means now, girl and sixth cousin are dating.

Girl wants to curiously ask if that is wrong. As if that's not just funny enough, it gets better, much better. Before I read Abby's response, I am convinced that it will defianly tell the reader that she should abort ship and not date a cousin of any number. This is not what Abby says my friends. Dear Abby, oh my dear, dear Abby, unwittingly procures her response right there in bold black letters, new times roman font no less, and I should probably quote her so you get the full effect.

Becoming a couple is an evolution. Let the relationship evolve - don't be secretive. People who love you should be happy for both of you. Petersburt Times]. The whole purpose behind Dear Abby is to provide advise that one can actually benefit from, or so I thought. This is utter nonsense! Hello, Abby are you there it's me sanity I once floated around your brain, shall I come back now? Perhaps the Dunkin Donuts coffee Abby drank this morning was mixed with a little incestuous creamer.

I mean seriously, all West Virginia, brother and sisters dating jokes aside, did someone really ask this and did Abby really say, 'to allow dating your cousin to evolve..? Instead, I will only get to pathetically vent to my Hubpage readers about what I believe would have been the right advice to give. I try and commit one good deed to a stranger each day.

I started last week, I actually think I missed a few days so, anyhow, I've decided, though we're worlds apart, my one good deed is going out to my new found -cousin lovin' weirdo. Here it is There is no need to date your cousin, however distant you care to pathetically explain, you cannot date your cousin. You know how when you get in your car and there are millions of people around you and the earth is gigantic and something like 10, babies are born every minute that's an exageration but you get the point there are plenty of fish in the sea.

You said in your writing that you asked your doctor if it was 'medically okay' to date your cousin. Are you kidding me? No, it's not medically okay to date your sixth, seventh or even eighth cousin. Do you want to know why? No, matter what number you place in front of that label, the guy is still your freaking cousin! Gross, gross, gross! Okay, so maybe your chances to have children medically in check are all lined up but, did you really want to enter your highschool reunion and have to answer the question, "Oh where di dyou two meet?

To once again, throw Abby right under the bus, yup, here it comes, vroom vroom, if people loved you, they would tell you that your f'd in the head and you need to not make out with If people that are your friends with are okay with you dating your sixth cousin, there is only a few explanations that I can come up with to rationalize such absurdity. Either they too are backwards ass country folk that have never left their one horse town or secondly, they don't care enough about you to tell you that you are totally gross for dating your cousin.

Take this advise and do what you wish with it. I'm sure in some areas of the world it is common to date within a family tribe, I get that. I can hear the murmur of those of you religious Jesus thriving addicts that, we are all God's children and we are all related in some fashion. Yada, yada On second thought, perhaps I'm missing the grand advise in all of this. Maybe this is why I'm in my late 20's, not married, no children and the highlight of my day is writing on Hub-pages?

It is because I have not sought out my ever so hot distant cousins as possible dating material. I must go now and explore which of my distant cousins are single It gets worse. I was doing some research to list some helpful websites on dating one's cousin and the problems associated with it. Unfortunately, Google has too many top hits that are actually just this same pathetic posed question in different words.

I knew I should have just brewed my own coffee this morning Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. I cannot believe people like this actually live in this world. Here's a web address you might fined interesting. Perhaps you should take the time to figure out just what a "sixth" cousin This is what "inbreeding" is supposed to be concerned about: Even a very basic knowledge of genetics proves this.

Let me give you an example. I met someone from a consulting firm at work different family name and his great great grandparents different name had family that married into another family different name who had relations that married into my great, great grandparents family different name who had children who became my grandparents different family name again. So we're like twins, right? The fact that you are ignorant is excusable, but that you should feel you have the authority to flaunt your ignorance on the internet, assuming you are not the "retarded" product of some incestuous relationship you are then living proof that you don't have to be genetically related to be a moron Get your fact straight or shut up, in either case leave people alone.

Oh grow the hell up. Who are you to tell somebody who they can and can't date? It's not your damn business and even if the world is overpopulated And there are "plenty of fish in the sea" or whatever bullshit you said, people can love whoever they damn well please. And there isn't a thing you can do about it. Get over yourself and quit looking down on people who aren't harming you or anybody else.

Close minded bitches like you suck. I'm not sure what to do I love him more then anything and he knows that I'm not sure what to do? My spouse and i used to acquire high on life but recently I have developed any resistance. This piece in unbelievably hurtful. You can't imagine what it feels like to love someone and have people tell you you are a pervert for doing so. You obviously have no idea what it is like to hear such things from your own family, and even from your own parents.

Over 1 billion people in the world are currently married to a 1st or 2nd cousin or are the offspring of such a marriage see Alan Bittles PhD. Shame on you. You can't count the number of people that you owe an apology to. You have no idea how it is too late for that apology because the damage of your hatred is already done.

Thanks go out to chance that you never became a real psychologist. I shudder to think of how many people you would end up killing in such a position of power. Dating Your cousin is just plain crazy and weird. I have an adopted cousin that likes me, but it's still weird because he is now apart of my family. It's not right to date your cousin, even if you never met them before cause your still related. Even if your not blood related, it's still wrong.

Me and my adopted cousin are really close, but that deosn't mean that we're going to date. I've known him since I was 3, now that we're older, we start to change. He is getting taller and smarter, same as me, but he is a guy so he is gonna get horny. All guys will sometime, so even if you like your cousin DON'T date them!!! Wow the author will one day fall in love with someone and she's going to find out it's something much worse, like a sibling you never knew about.

That's what happens to haters. Just to fix a mistake, the reference I used actually points out that the most distant cousin being a 52nd cousins is most likely inaccurate. Its more like 33rd, meaning that the furthest apart you are from any one human being on the planet is 33rd cousin. Now, since you were probably born in the US with ancestors from Europe I am sure you can see that this number is much smaller than As for the anti-cousin people out there, I suggest you think about the corner you paint yourself in to when you decide that these types of relationships are bad.

First off, you don't even know what makes it bad. I would wager most of you are anti-establishment types, rebels, renegades I guess I just question the world and admittedly don't come to a conclusion until I know what the facts are. The facts are out there and they are not hard to find, its just easier to sling mud and pat each other on the back. As for the corner your painting yourself in to, well, I hope your kids don't end up marrying their cousin, or a different race, a union hater, the troublemaker, a Muslim, a mentally or physically handicapped person, a person with family history of heart disease or cancer Our world has degenerated into haters with the ability to type and decent people who are too busy to fix the problem.

So, if the only "scientific" reason to not marry your cousin is based on the fact that there are other people to marry then maybe whites shouldn't marry blacks. Gays should definitely not marry. Christians should certainly not marry Muslims.

My girlfriend and I [23F/21M] have been dating for 2 years, and recently found out .. Like I cannot name a single 5th/6th cousin of mine. Incest is bad when there's a long history of close relatives continually reproducing. I will discuss your 1st cousin relationship below as it is not the same thing. The concern is that such a marriage sometimes results in offspring that have all the bad genes If the two of you are 6th cousins, this means that the common generation) and I doubt that you are dating someone who is that old.

In case you were also wondering what a "fourth cousin" was, someone who shares a pair of great-great-great grandparents[0]. Wikipedia has a great set of diagrams[1] in case you're also confused about first, second, or third cousins. I figure through induction you can presume any nth and nth removed from that page I foolishly thought 3rd was where people arbitrarily stopped keeping count I get mad at people who think sons of first-cousins are second-cousins all the time -- and, frankly, almost everyone I know think this way. I'm glad you linked to this Wikipedia article that proves I'm not mad into thinking there is a simple logic pattern that can be applied to cousinship.

I am currently dating someone and my mother has told me that we are 6th cousins. Previously she mentioned that we are 1st cousins, 5 times removed or something like that.

By Condition1 , August 5, in Genetics. It's been reported that Dick Cheney and Barrack Obama are 8th cousins, having a common ancestor 8 generations ago. Other reports surfaced most done by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, not sure how credible they are that stated Obama being related to 8 U.

Can You Marry Your Cousin?

Then Albert married his own first cousin. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt were fifth cousins, once removed a chart showing their relationship is available at http: John F. Fitzgerald, former mayor of Boston and grandfather of John F. Kennedy, married his second cousin, Mary Josephine Hannon.

Cousin marriage

By Emily Chambers Miscellaneous January 25, Who is this Dolly Harling from Smithtown, and why is she so badass? New Girl employed the same plot device last night when it was discovered that Jess and Robby are third cousins. I mean, I understand that from a social perspective, sure, you could identify a person who is somehow vaguely related to you. I mean from a present day realistic and genetic standpoint, usually your third cousin is a stranger. If someone is your third cousin, it means your grandparents were cousins. Or, put another way, your great-grandparents were siblings. Or, to make it blunt, you and your date have a great-great-grandparent in common. Did you feel squicked out?

Some sort of mine.

Okay, so I had went to a cousins funeral back in Arrived back home and checked my myspace back before I had facebook I had an email from a guy saying here's my number I saw you at the funeral and thought you were cute..

He's my 6th cousin. Not close indeed. My mother still objects. Could we be together?

Cousin marriage is marriage between cousins i. Opinions and practice vary widely across the world. In some cultures and communities, cousin marriage is considered ideal and actively encouraged; in others, it is subject to social stigma. In some countries, this practice is common; in others it is uncommon but still legal. In others, it is seen as incestuous and is legally prohibited: In the past, cousin marriage was practised within indigenous cultures in Australia, North America, South America, and Polynesia. Various religions have ranged from prohibiting sixth cousins or closer from marrying, to freely allowing first-cousin marriage. Cousin marriage is an important topic in anthropology and alliance theory. Children of first-cousin marriages may have an increased risk of genetic disorders , particularly if their parents both carry a harmful recessive mutation, but this can only be estimated empirically, and those estimates are likely to be specific to particular populations in specific environments. Children of more distantly related cousins have less risk of genetic disorders. In fact, a study of Icelandic records indicated that marriages between third or fourth cousins people with common great-great- or great-great-great-grandparents may produce the most children and grandchildren.

Unpopular Opinion: Dating Your Distant Cousin Is Fine

Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. It was the same last name as my grandmother's, the last name is unique to the region, and french out of Quebec. Now I am sure we are related some place going back, 3, 4th, or even 5th cousins. What level is it an OK practice to "date" a distant relative???

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Chat or rant, adult content, spam, insulting other members, show more. Harm to minors, violence or threats, harassment or privacy invasion, impersonation or misrepresentation, fraud or phishing, show more. Yahoo Answers. Can 6th cousin date or get married? If you met a guy, not knowing that this person was your cousin, you started dating and then find out that he is your 6th cousin. Neither one of us knew the opposite sides of the family. You have fell sooo deep in love with this person and could see yourself with them the rest of your life. Should you call it

From a society where cousin marriage was preferred, was regarded as the ideal; to a society where cousing marriage was evil, was prohibited. From a society built on nepotism preference of families ; to a society built on an ideal of impartiality regarding everyone as deserving equal consideration. From a society based on spontaneous instinct based on genetic relatedness; to a society based on ideology. Did their actual reproductive success suffer? You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.

It's Saturday morning and I'm enjoying my non-fat blueberry muffin as if that's going to make my jeans fit looser and a delicious iced-vanilla coffee from Dunkin Donuts with extra sugar, reading the St. Petersburg times as I often do and there it is. Dun, Dun, Dunnnnnnn The article is in typical Dear Abby fashion. The question at hand is this; girl goes home to family funeral, girl meets distant cousin, sixth to be exact whatever that means now, girl and sixth cousin are dating. Girl wants to curiously ask if that is wrong.

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