It seems like as time passes, the more and more you see people dating outside of their race, and I love it, the mixing of cultures and genetics, as well as views and everything else in between. Interracial dating in my opinion is wonderful, but also, it is not for everybody. You must be respectful and open minded while dating outside of your race due to all the sensitive differences that are usually involved. What may be normal to you may be offensive to your partner due to how they were raised, but even so, it’s a great experience. It is very eye opening and fun, just be mindful.
Certain things you must also keep in mind, try not to slip into stereotyping, the questions like “why do you people…?” should be avoided, or worded in a more respectful manner. If you don’t want to offend your partner, treat them as an individual, rather than a stereotype. Politics and religious beliefs also are extremely delicate, and those can make or break a relationship as well if the connection between the both of you is not so established yet. It’s so much easier to focus on what separates the both of you rather than what common interests you and your partner has, try to turn the tables. Focus on what you have in common, while respecting the differences between you, it makes for a smoother ride.
Dating someone of another race also brings pressure from outsiders too, that is, IF you let it affect your relationship. A big fear when it comes to interracial dating is whether or not your family will accept your partner, and vice versa. Maybe you aren’t affected by what outsiders may have to say in regards to your relationship, but the majority of the time, you care about what your family has to say. So when they state what they think about you dating outside of your race, or even someone they do not approve of, sometimes it changes things for you. Personally, if there is one thing I have learned over the years, is that family opinions aren’t always going to agree with yours just because you are family. And that, is what sometimes causes complications, but only if you let it. The way I see it is, if you want to be with somebody, you should, regardless of what others say. A lot of people don’t realize that, they feel the need to please everyone but themselves, and that will cause problems. It’s horrible being in a relationship with someone that worked their butt off trying to please others except you. It’s your life, and you should do whatever and be with whoever makes you happy regardless of whatever scrutiny you may endure.