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    I don't care

    What's the difference in meaning between "I don't care" and "I don't mind"?

    For example in a sentence like "I don't care/mind if you're black or white or whatever."

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    Re: I don't care

    The two phrases are similar but there is a difference. I don't care means that I'm indifferent; it makes no difference to me. I don't mind means that it doesn't bother me.

    There are many cases where either phrase would work, but sometimes only one or the other fits.
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    Re: I don't care

    Could you please give me an example where only one or the other would be correct?

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    Re: I don't care

    I don't care if you're unfaithful = it makes no difference to me at all
    I don't mind if you're unfaithful = I accept it

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