Soul train could mean double dutch, spades or sending food back unapologetically. You don’t have to become an avid hiker or wear Teva’s (yikes, please don’t) just because he does. You should at least politely taste everything someone gives you — you know that already, don’t act like your momma didn’t raise you right.But I say, be open to trying new things at least once. At family events his Mom, cousin, Aunt (pronounced “Ant” for some reason) etc may bust out a white version of a dish that your family makes and you know by the looks of it that it’s not going to taste the same as (read: as good as) your family’s. Will you be subjected to a lifetime of mediocre, under seasoned, undercooked, collard greens? Don’t make a stink eye about it if you don’t like it.
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Plus you won’t have to reprogram him on stuff a prior black girl told him that doesn’t apply to you.
If he’s been on an exclusive dating diet of black woman, I think that’s ok too. You may be concerned he has a fetish or that there is something disingenuous about his interest, i.e. But even if you being black was the reason he first asked you out, the relationship won’t last if there isn’t real love or partnership there.
When you’re helping you can have some say over how at least some of the meal is prepared.
And it’s a super nice gesture to help the person who is probably stressing over trying to cook everything themselves.
That way there will be at least one dish there that you like.
And, what I’ve done many times is to offer to help cook the meal.
Also, tell the truth, it’s not just white people who differ on recipes, you know one of your Aunts makes potato salad in a weird way which is why she’s not allowed to bring it to family functions anymore.
Hate to break it to you sis, but he’s a white person who has grown up in western society so he can’t help but be racist/prejudiced/biased etc. We as black women even have crazy distorted thoughts about ourselves because of it, so he’s certainly not going to be immune.
I know a thing or two about partnering up with the white devil (hot take: they love it when you call them white devil.