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This country is pretty diverse and apparently cousin dating (with compatible ages) is considered more acceptable in some regions and populations than others, though it isn't really condemned anywhere, just discouraged in many cases.The stereotype is that cousin marriage is popular among rural yokels in e.g. My mother was actually engaged to her cousin, back in the late 1960s (in Scotland), and I don't think there were too many eyebrows raised.Cousin marriage, a common practice among preindustrial propertied classes and usually arranged by the families for economic reasons, continued as a marriage pattern among middle-class Victorians, for whom individual choice based on romantic love was the appropriate criterion for the selection of a marriage partner.[...] This article examines the late nineteenth-century controversy over the dangers of cousin marriage, and attributes its decline in the twentieth century to medical opposition and the changing psychodynamics of English family life.

Whereas when I moved to the US, it was clear that there is a taboo here.

For another, I understand that the UK has many immigrants from African and South Asian cultures where marriage between close family members (say cousin/cousin or uncle/niece) is acceptable or even encouraged. Incest is between those related in the first degree - parents and siblings.

I'm not sure how that would influence attitudes in the rest of the population - seems to me it could go either way. Getting to the nub of the OP, as a Brit, I feel the general attitude would be a raised eyebrow and probably snide jokes about Deliverance but not disgust or shock.

Whether this was because my mother was adopted (and so they were not related by blood), or because it was not seen as particularly shocking, I'm not sure.

I'll have to ask her, as it is not something that has been discussed in any detail in my family (she didn't marry the cousin, instead getting married to my father a little later).

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