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When people ask me about my SO, I tell them he is German from Berlin. They have a surprised reaction and they say, “Wow!”. I’ve had this same reaction 3 times with different people at work. What’s the big deal?

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Americans are basic.

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Maybe they’re imagining his Wienerschnitzel

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Most marriages are not intercontinental.

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Maybe they are Amazed that a German would be with an American.

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Americans don’t get out much.

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#covid

Seriously we have no culture. Or chill.

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In New York nobody would bat an eye

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In the streets and in the sheets 🍻

I think it's probably because there aren't a lot of people from Berlin that they meet in the states so they assume it's rare.

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OP if you felt the need to include the fact that your SO is German and from Berlin in your question instead of asking us "Why do people get surprised when I tell them where my SO is from?" And not provide further context of his origins, then Im sure you know exactly why people are surprised, no?

It's because it's not common to have SOs from the other side of the world. But again, you already knew this

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I get the same reaction. It’s just a less common thing, but it’s not like he’s from Mars

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I guess most Americans are not diverse or not used with mix couple. Same reaction with me as I'm married to a Scandinavian.

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? Of course not. America is a majority white country. Scandinavian countries are not majority white, they are almost utterly monocultural.

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Perhaps Americans are still put off by the fact that East Berlin was a Communist Capital for 40 years. 🤷🏼‍♂️

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