The Pros and Cons of Interracial Dating
Of course, we all believe in equality. Interracial dating is, quite frankly, the reason we are all here today. We are merely the offspring of many interracial and multi-ethnic peoples mating and continuing the species. Dating a person of a different race actually helps with genetic diversity and is only helping to prolong and improve the human gene pool.
That said, not every person is up for the challenge of dating someone from another culture or even another color. Sometimes a person is just not attracted and so it’s a matter of preference.
Sometimes, however, a partner might decide that although interracial dating was fun, a long-term commitment might be too challenging. You might call these issues the “cons” of dating someone from another race. It doesn’t make it right and it’s certainly not kind, but it’s a cruel truth of this world.
You may have relatives, friends or work acquaintances that disapprove of the relationship. This can lead to turmoil and emotional pain. Even if you decide to keep seeing your partner, you may have to contend with family divisions. You may also have to deal with occasional funny looks from stranger or mean-spirited humor coming from friends and work colleagues. It’s something you might want to prepare yourself for, so that you won’t be caught off guard if you hear someone making a racist statement or using a hurtful stereotype.
The pros however, far outweigh the cons in most cases. Dating outside of your race exposes you to new culture, lifestyles, rituals and maybe even recipes that you will love. Dating a person of another race lets you learn and feel connected with someone you’re strongly attracted to.
If there are any friends or family members who have a problem, consider this an opportunity to enlighten them and show them that there’s nothing to be afraid of.
The good news is that although racism is still prevalent today, it’s not as widespread as it was in and before the 1960s. Racists usually keep quiet since they are the minority now. Most surveys of millennials, baby boomers and generation x-ers agree that most people today are perfectly fine with interracial dating.
It’s also easier than ever before to meet someone in your preferred race category. Using black women white men dating sites or apps, you can meet people in your area who have been prescreened to enjoy interracial dating.
This is a more productive way of mingling with other singles. If you go to a bar or go through a mainstream dating site you might, unfortunately, find people that do not date people outside of their race.
Some of these insensitive types will say so on their profiles, whereas others will “friend-zone” you quickly because of their own shortsightedness.
No matter. With a modern dating app, you can do a targeted search of people who are interested in dating people of any race (or your race specifically) and do want to meet you. That will make your first date together so much more exciting!