How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Ms Chase Your Own Question
Ms Chase
Ms Chase, Life Coach
Category: Relationship
Satisfied Customers: 2897
Experience:  Over 20 yrs experience with Relationships, Sexuality, Friendship, and Family Issues
Type Your Relationship Question Here...
Ms Chase is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Is it okay to date your third cousin

Customer Question

Is it okay to date your third cousin?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Relationship
Expert:  Ms Chase replied 8 years ago.
Hello Gemini,

You have to take a lot of things into consideration.

1. How does your family feel about it or how will the feel when they find out? Is it worth causing family problems and or hurting others in your family?

2. are you doing it because you fell in love or are there other reasons involved?

3. do you see this long term? if not you may want to reconsider

4. what happens if you break up? what kinds of problems will it cause

5. what if you get pregnant?

First cousins can marry and date in most states in the US. Third cousins is not even an issue, if thats what you want to do, you are free to do it. Here's a great website with tons of info on cousin couples. It's not as uncommon as you would think, in fact, in early America, most families married cousins only. The US is one of the only countries now to even have laws against it. I welcome your thoughts, let me know if you want to talk more