There is a very, very low chance of birth defects, and most US states legally allow first cousins to get married.That being said, I don’t advise a relationship between cousins. “involved” with my step-cousin for a while a year ago, and I can say that it is the most stressful thing I have ever experienced.” Yikes, this is such a tricky one, y’all. When I was a kid, I had a crush on my older cousin.I would certainly be very uncomfortable with a first cousin arrangement since this would be very close to the biblical prohibition.But from what you tell me about this situation, it is far from the biblical warning.It has also become a joke to put down those who were considered to be from the sticks--that is, rural folks who did not know any better. Second cousins usually share a common set of great-grandparents and one-fourth of the genetic pool.Third cousins usually share a set of great-great-grandparents and one-eighth of the genetic pool.It’s true that dating your cousin is legal in some US states. Post your own thoughts and questions in our boards and start chatting with other girls.
The fuller prohibition has come partly from a desire to keep as far as possible away from something that is spoken of with such serious warning in scripture. As our society has become more numerous and diverse, it has become more repulsive to us to marry close to family. Cousins usually share a common set of grandparents (though it can be only one grandparent) and one-half of the genetic pool.It’s not like you guys are siblings, but, however, it is odd.I don’t advise it because being family it could turn out bad or cause resentment and you don’t want to ruin your current relationship, do you?Flirting is perfectly fine, and fun, for that matter.Don’t take it a step too far and risk losing what you have now.”“Actually, it’s not considered incest between cousins.