Issues dealing with interracial dating
" No, I am not rebelling by dating a man who shares the same values as me. If I'm in a relationship with him, I'm obviously not worried. "Someone has daddy issues." *Sighs really long and loud.* I am dating outside my race because I fell in love with the person I am dating. Singles looking to mingle are increasingly crossing cultures to find their perfect partners on dating sites. You may be from one culture and your potential honey is from another.Take it all in stride and focus on seeing whether your values align, and you feel compatible and positive when you’re together.Open your mind and your heart to the possibilities for love. Neither of you should see the other as a chief ambassador or racial educator for your group.
Nonetheless, your family and friends’ issues are not yours. If you know that your family is racist or has issues with you dating out of your culture, be honest with your love about this.
Even if you have a friend of a certain background that doesn’t mind racial ribbing, don’t make assumptions that your date will feel the same way.
Just because you’ve dated one person of a specific race doesn’t mean everyone from their background is the same. Remember that there’s a lot of diversity in any culture. Race is not a part of you getting to know each other.
"It's just a phase." No, dating a man who treats me with respect is not a phase. No, I do not like hot chocolate just because I am dating an African-American guy.
"You're never going to be able to date someone [your race] again once they find out you've dated someone [other race]." I am not worried about superficial, small-minded people who would be so concerned as to judge me for what race my ex-boyfriend was. I don't need people like that in my life anyway; we probably wouldn't get along. Any food-related jokes regarding to the race of their significant other.