Even today in 2010, there are a lot of misconceptions about interracial dating/relationships. The article right here on Madame Noire called “8 Reasons To Date A White Man” is proof of that. Each of those reasons was couched within a slight to black men, as if the only reason black women date other races is because of perceived deficiencies in black men. As someone whose husband is not black, I can tell you that at least in my case (and most people I know), this is completely untrue. I love my husband because of who he is, not because of any worn out stereotypes and half-baked statistics I have about my own race.
We’ve been together for a total of five years and married for three years. In that time friends, family, acquaintances and nosey strangers have asked me a multitude of questions about my decision to marry a white guy. Here are a few of the tamer questions and my responses.