Dating third cousin
Beyong that, state laws get a little more complicated.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures: "Twenty-five states prohibit marriages between first cousins.
Six states allow first cousin marriage under certain circumstances, and North Carolina allows first cousin marriage but prohibits double-cousin marriage.
I have always thought first cousin was a no-no, second cousin was frowned upon, but after that it was cool. And no, I do not live in the south Look at map of the states.It was the same last name as my grandmother's, the last name is unique to the region, and french out of Quebec.Now I am sure we are related some place going back, 3, 4th, or even 5th cousins.What level is it an OK practice to "date" a distant relative???I dunno - why is it I'm getting a visual of the Clampets and the Jedds and a pick up truck with women in the back wearing polka-dot babooshka's..........