Skip to content. What are the pros and cons legally and morally of dating your 1st cousin? 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. Newborns with genetic disorders such as spina bifida or cystic fibrosis are more likely to be born of blood relatives because previously unexpressed recessive genes are more likely to appear.
It really is OK to fancy your cousin
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Dating first cousin
Hands up who thought about dating their cousin? In the UK it is legal to marry your cousin; in parts of West Africa there's a saying, "Cousins are made for cousins"; but in America it is banned or restricted in 31 states. Restrictions include genetic counselling or that couples are past the age of reproduction.
A cousin marriage is a marriage where the partners are cousins i. Opinions vary widely as to the merits of the practice, and in some jurisdictions cousin marriages are prohibited. Cousins are consanguineous relations i. In some cultures and communities, cousin marriages are considered ideal and actively encouraged; in others, they are subject to social stigma. In some countries, the practice is common; in others it is uncommon though legal.