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By Danielle Page For Your Tango
These statements are real, and they are ridiculous.
Q: What’s the best thing to say to someone who’s in an interracial relationship?
A: Nothing that you wouldn’t say to someone who’s dating within their race.
You’d think it would be obvious, but alas, people can say some pretty stupid things when it comes to interracial dating and relationships. Read on for some common things people hear when they’re in an interracial relationship (that they really could do without).
What do your parents think?!
“People ask my daughter, ‘have you always had a thing for Asian (or black, etc.) men?’ ‘What do your parents think?’ ‘Are you worried how the kids will look?'” – Dana, 54
I was in an interracial relationship once…
“One thing I get a lot of is women who want to tell me all about the black boyfriend they had in college whom their parents made them break up with. Another thing we both get is, ‘You must be so proud of Barack Obama!’ Why? He’s not OUR bi-racial child.” – Alina, 44
To read more about the insane things some people have to say about interracial dating visit Your Tango.
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Interracial dating has been one of the biggest conversations within the black community. Black men have made it no secret their liking to white women. Regina King recently raised the argument that we as black women still have not become completely comfortable dating outside our race. I recently did a survey on a group of black women regarding their reasons for not dating men who are not of color. Through my findings it seems as though black women aren’t actually opposef to dating outside of their race. Part of the dilemma lies in women of color thinking that men outside of their race won’t be attracted to them. Below are the 5 top reasons black women are apprehensive about going there with a white guy.
Chances are, you’ve already made an assumption about the nature of this post. Let me clear some things up now. This is not a post telling you to date an African man over an African-American man. No indeed. It is about giving our motherland brothers a chance. For some, the idea of dating an African man conjures up a lot of myths and fears like the image of the over-controlling man. There’s good and bad aspects to any person out there but here to make light of the topic and just offer up some of the good stuff about dating an African man. Of course, you understand by now that this is a very subjective, yet fun, list. Let us know what your experiences have been in the comments!
It’s that simple. They have good manners and a strong sense of chivalry – something that is quickly eroding amongst all our home-grown American men. Hey, they come from societies that are not as progressive when it comes to women’s rights but women are more cared for in their countries at the same time. So don’t worry, he’ll for sure be a gentleman and pay for your first date, second date, etc. We know that sounds like common courtesy but these days, it’s no guarantee.