Third Culture Kid Dating; adults who have spent their developmental years outside their parent's culture

About Me

OliviapicHi! I’m Olivia, Third Culture Kid or TCK.

What is a TCK?

Well, it’s a person who has spent the majority of their developmental years outside their parents’ culture.  For example, my dad is French, and my mom is Belgian, and I was born in Tokyo, lived in Dusseldorf, Johannesburg, Vienna, Hamburg, Boston, Auckland, and London.  I have finally settled down in London and have been living here for 4 years.

Surprisingly, I’m loving the stability of it all!  It has also allowed me to think about my childhood, all of the moving around, and the impact it has had on me. For example, third culture kids have a multicultural background and yet do not identify fully with a single one.

  • How do they turn out as adults?
  • How does it translate into dating and relationships?
  • Do they want to date others like them who have an eclectic background and who may understand them better?
  • Can they be happy dating people who have spent their whole life living in one city ?
  • How do cultures come into play in dating and longer term relationships?

Stay tuned by following me on the blog as I attempt to tackle these questions, using my own experiences, as well as that of others in the same situation!

Hope you enjoy the ride,





4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi there, I think that you would really enjoy taking a look at my site! I really think we are talking about the same issues, but in different ways. I explore the same issues through a fictional TCK character, Michelle. Hope you can check it out. Let’s stay connected!

  2. Great Olivia–let’s talk and stay tuned!

  3. Hi Olivia i am a TCK… who also lived in Vienna ( I am half Austrian alf Italian).
    I have been thinking about these issaaues alot and would like to talk about ideas..
    can we connect?

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