And how well did their parents react to that??
David, how goes it?. I know your question above is directed to John, but honestly, not all Middle Eastern parents are closed minded. I dated an Iraqi guy albeit briefly, and did meet his folks, my ex- boyfriend is married to an Iranian woman, as are two of my female friends married to middle eastern guys...these are people I' m very close to and have interacted with their families on many occasions. Besides, two of my own brothers are married to Indian woman who by all accounts marry intra- culturally, yet my in- laws and my family are very well integrated, one of my brothers spends more time in India than in my native country, living with the in- laws. So it really depends at the end of the day on a case by case basis.