What Does Interracial Dating Look Like Today?

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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.


Helping Your Friends with Your Interracial Relationship

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There are so many different people that you will have to approach with your interracial relationship. If you have a lot of good friends that would likely be around you and your partner a lot, then you’re going to have to feel them out and see whether or not they will cause any issues related to your relationship. What can you do, though? Here are some ideas that you may want to consider.

You’ll want to be gentle about the whole topic, depending on your group of friends. Some friends are not going to care about the color of anyone’s skin; they will just care that you’re happy and that you’re being treated as you should be. Other friends may be a little more apprehensive about the whole thing, which could make it difficult for you to explore the ideas and options that come up during the process. Don’t just bring your girlfriend or boyfriend to an outing and expect everyone to be all hunky-dory about it; mention it ahead of time. Show them pictures of the two of your together or do something else subtle so that you’re not shoving it in their faces, and you’ll be able to feel out how you should proceed.

In most cases, that “warning” (to prevent shock) is going to be enough for most people. However, if someone is causing an issue or making a scene about it, you need to pull them aside and talk to them about what is going on. Be honest with them about your observations and how you feel, and you’ll be better able to move forward with your relationship. For a majority of people who may have a problem with it at first, if you point it out that they’re being a jerk, they’re going to back down and act a lot nicer to everyone in the situation. This makes it more pleasant and enjoyable for everyone that would have to stand and watch what was going on. Who wants to be the one that ruins all of the fun that you’re having?

Have someone that is still being a jerk about it, even after talking to them and trying to help them adjust? Then it may be time to ditch that friend. It may be hard, but if they aren’t going to support you and your partner, it’s just going to make things awkward and difficult. Lay down the law and let them know why you’re doing what you’re doing, and then leave things as they were. Be ready and willing to give them another chance if they decide to change their ways, but don’t let them come back into the friendship and then go back to treating your partner horribly. Find that balance, feel things out, and you’ll have an easier time determining what exactly you should do.

Whether you’re a white woman dating a black man, a black man dating a white woman, or anything in between, you will definitely come across situations where these sorts of things have to be taken care of or they can end up being a huge problem in your relationship later on. Helping your friends through your interracial relationship can take time and energy, but it can be incredibly helpful for your relationship as well. What have you done with your friends when it came to your interracial relationship? What do you plan on doing if it becomes a problem at all? Let us know in the comments and share some of your stories so that we can all learn from them!