In the “old days” of interracial dating, there wasn’t a lot of variety; you either saw a lot of black women and white men dating, or you saw black men and white women. It was pretty cut and dry, and you didn’t see much else as time went on. But, as the United States has gotten a lot more diverse with people from Asia, the Middle East, and other areas of the world, interracial dating has gotten a lot more attention and is a lot different than it was. Let’s take a closer look at some of these changes.
There’s not always a white person involved in an interracial relationship. One thing that many people find odd is that interracial relationships used to be assumed to be a white person dating a black person. This isn’t the case at all anymore. It could be a white person and a person from another race, but it is just as likely to see a black person with a Hispanic person, an Asian person with a black person, and so on and so forth. As time has gone on, the very definition of this relationship has changed and more people have started to see what it has turned into and become.
Interracial couples are more common. This is probably the most interesting observation on this list. Interracial couples are more common than ever. It is partially because of the other reasons that we’ve listed here, but it is also because people have started to realize that there is more to a person than just the color of their skin. This has been a difficult lesson for some people to learn, but as time has gone on, it’s made it so that these beautiful, unique relationships are a lot more common than they used to be.
Interracial couples may also be intercultural couples. Even though we’ve always known this, it is actually a lot more common because of the internet and other technologies. Someone who is from the United States could meet someone from Japan that is of an Asian background, and they could end up dating and being together – that isn’t something that you saw 20 or 30 years ago! It was usually only war and travel that brought people of different cultures together, so it didn’t happen a lot. Now, because of how accessible that people are and the smaller the world has gotten, it has become easier for intercultural relationships to occur.
It’s a lot better accepted than it used to be. As we’ve discussed in other articles, there used to be a lot of people opposed to interracial relationships. It used to be law that people of different races couldn’t even consider getting married or even being in a relationship that involved sexual intercourse. Now, it’s legal to do so, and it’s a lot more widely accepted by people of all backgrounds because more and more people have realized that we’re not so different at all. We’re all people, and everyone is capable of loving those in the world around them.
What changes have you noticed in the interracial dating scene? Have you noticed some of the things that we talked about above, or has your experience been a lot different than that? Are there things that we missed in this blog post that need to be added to the overall discussion surrounding interracial dating? Share your thoughts in the comments and let us know what you think about this topic and even how you think it may change and evolve in the future.