Saturday, November 14, 2009

Interracial Dating

So you've made the decision to pursue a relationship with a woman of a different race, culture or ethnicity. Although interracial dating still presents a certain amount of cultural discomfort for some people, it is far more common and far more accepted than it has ever been in modern history. As you begin this type of relationship, be realistic about the relationship and think about both challenges and benefits of the relationship.

When choosing a woman to love, finding a strong single woman that you are compatible with and who really cares about you should be your first priority, not race. Probably the best reason for dating outside your race is attraction. Some of the benefits of interracial dating include learning about another culture or religion first hand, giving you the chance to get to know someone different from yourself, definitely increasing your dating pool, allowing you to become stronger in what you believe and gives you the opportunity to set aside preconceived notions about race, religion and color.

A couple embarking on an interracial partnership must also prepare themselves for the challenges that couples of the same race don't have, i.e., cultural differences, family issues, curious stares and racist comments, having people within your community not accepting your relationship, being stared at, people shaking their heads as you walk by or enter a restaurant or your partner not being acknowledged at functions or get togethers. Even with these challenges, a strong-minded couple that works hard-enough and focuses on each other can be very successful.

Before starting a relationship with someone from a different race, color or ethnicity, carefully consider the pros and cons of interracial dating, but remember that when meeting new women, love doesn’t have any particular color and can be found anywhere with anyone.

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