Dating a peace corps volunteer

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The highs are higher, yes, but the lows seem so much lower.

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Trying to add the emotional turmoil of relationship dynamics to that already roiling stew of emotions? The closer your LOVAH is to your post, the easier that would make the relationship…but then the harder it would be if it ending. While there may be something exotic and romantic about the idea of dating a host-country national HCN there are a whole new set of problems that then have to be navigated.

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Do they see you as a walking green card? How about the financial differences? Cultural differences may seem interesting and charming at first, but often prove insurmountable.

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Does not exactly make for easy relationships there. Same sex relationships are a million times more difficult here. While looking at hetero-normative relationships there seem to be enough troubles, add into the idea that whole different battle is being fought around homosexuality in many of the Peace Corps countries.

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While in the US the fight is over the legality of marriage, in many of these places, its about the legality of the act. People have been killed for being gay here. For PCVs to be involved in same sex relationships a whole new level of danger is undertaken. We are all sick more often here than we ever were at home, and not in a cute,way. Add in the less frequent showers due to limited water and romantic feelings might die a slow, sad death.

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Peace Corps is about growth. But if you ask me, Peace Corps is for friends, not for lovers. Who else would you be able to complain with if your relationship goes bad? Call me a cynic, but I see that Peace Corps is a time for being alone, or for learning how to rely on friends. I met the other 34 members of my cohort in Philadelphia, then we all hopped on the plane together to South Africa.

We all fall in to 1 of 3 categories: I came to work, to immerse myself in my village and to try to make an impact in whatever way I can.

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Saving the world and such. After being in country for a bit, I quickly realized that Peace Corps can be like an extension of college life. Volunteers work full-time, most weekdays, but when weekends come around, we look for every opportunity to get together with other PCVs and rage face for 2 days before starting the cycle all over again. There are a lot of Dr. If you think you might have a connection with someone, you spend an entire weekend together to explore that spark.

This is US!!! Koko is on the left, Airec is on the right (;P)

The host country females are on this same hype too. Why does everyone think America is so great?

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