Sometimes you might be at a family function with some distantly related people and think that someone you’re related to is kinda cute. I mean, they’re related to you, how could they not be attractive?But what are you supposed to do when you’re actually attracted to someone, like your cousin?That being said, I don’t advise a relationship between cousins. “involved” with my step-cousin for a while a year ago, and I can say that it is the most stressful thing I have ever experienced.” Yikes, this is such a tricky one, y’all. When I was a kid, I had a crush on my older cousin.But at the time, I didn’t quite understand the concept that he was also related to me.I feel like we have to sneak just to text eachother although its obvious we like eachother. Dear Alice, What are the pros and cons (legally and morally) of dating your 1st cousin?Because society kinda has a responsibility to weigh in.
First cousins are two-times more likely to bear offspring with a birth defect than children born of couples who don't share a common grandparent.To make a long story short, my cousin and I became close friends, then fell in love with each other.We have that "don't care" attitude on what others say or think about our relationship, but are curious anyway. Dear Jus' need advice from a 3rd party..., Negative reactions to cousins who pair off stem largely from the belief that children from such relationships may have physical and/or mental abnormalities.If cousin couples happen to be carrying known genetic diseases, the risks faced by their offspring can jump.Experts say 1 out of 4 such children will have some sort of disorder.