- A woman shared the challenges she's faced while dating a man from a different racial and cultural background
- The couple have only been dating for 6 months, but have been made to feel uncomfortable numerous times when holding hands in public
- The young lady reached a turning point in the relationship and has been praised via social media
A young lady has faced a series of challenges in her relationship since dating a man from a different racial and cultural background.
Taryn Kholisa Klaasen has been dating her boyfriend for only six months, but has been made to feel uncomfortable on countless occasions when going out in public.
Taryn took to Facebook and shared her personal journey in the #ImStaying group on Monday.
Taryn revealed that she is of coloured descent and raised in the Western Cape, whereas her Bae is a Tsonga man from Limpopo.
Whenever they've gone out in public, strangers would blatantly stare at them.
She even received hateful messages via Facebook after posting photos of them spending time together.
It bothered Taryn a lot at first until she recently came to a point where she decided to focus her energy on her relationship, rather than on the opinion of strangers.
Briefly.co.za noted that many parts of her post resonated with other South Africans as she received lots of love. In conclusion, Taryn said:
"I know our relationship is still young , we're still young but the amount of love and respect I've received from my boyfriend and his friends is enough for me .
#iamstaying because I realized that it's okay for a coloured Afrikaans girl to be in love with a Tsonga guy."
Dale Diane Irvine commented, "Good for you. Who cares what other people think, be happy follow your heart and close your ears to opinions that don't matter. ... much love to you both."
Juanita de Ru joked: "Only problem i see is you piggybacking him haha."
Tumelo Nape Masha said, "This things don’t really matter maan, we fall in love with whoever we fall in love with. I am Mo-Pedi and my girlfriend of 5 years is Xhosa and everything is just normal."
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