Today Scott and I were in the city taking a much needed breather from the stress of university work and incompetent websites when I had a sudden realization upon seeing another couple: one partner will always be more swayed to adopt the other's culture. It isn't exactly the most astounding realization but it got me thinking about all the interracial couples I know with significantly different cultural backgrounds and I found that all of them had one person in the relationship adopting their partner's culture. Sometimes they would embrace it even more so than their partner themselves!
Scott is definitely the one who has adopted a lot of my cultural background - including Japanese, Sri Lankan, Singaporean and Hong Kong culture! - while I am honestly not that keen on adopting Australian cultural traits (although I probably have unconsciously even though I am convinced I haven't). Even though I'm not big on culture (being mixed I try not to care, it's not fair to focus on one or another and I can't mix both at once!) it's interesting to see how much of mine has influenced Scott.
If you're in an interracial relationship do you find this happening to you or your partner too?