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.As with all moral decisions, this is a personal, but complicated matter, given societal norms and the many who see cousin marriages as taboo.
Don’t take it a step too far and risk losing what you have now.”“Actually, it’s not considered incest between cousins.
And when it comes down to it, you’re still related. Unless this is a step cousin, twice removed or something, I think it’s best to avoid flirting and having any non-family relations with your cousin.
Dear Alice, What are the pros and cons (legally and morally) of dating your 1st cousin?
Think about how this situation will affect your whole family.
That’s quite a big risk to take when you could be with someone who isn’t your cousin.