Dating someone of a different race
Interracial, inter-cultural and interfaith dating is becoming more and more common amongst younger men and women who are more globally conscious and have more and more opportunities to interact with people from other races, cultures, ethnicities and faiths at school, work, through travel, and the internet. These kinds of relationships don't work in the long term." These were my own beliefs and preconceived notions. The reality is we do not choose who we're attracted to or fall in love with.
A long time ago, I would have just told anyone who asked me if their relationship had a chance. That's why it's called "falling", no rational human being with common sense "falls" knowing he or she might be hurt by the fall.
We can see that white (Anglo) standards of beauty are still the dominant standard in the US and that people of color are pressured to meet those standards by altering their hair, skin color, even facial features through cosmetic surgery.
And, sadly, as the National Health and Social Life Survey found in the mid-1990s, partners that come from different backgrounds (e.g., education, race, religion) break up at a higher rate than partners of similar backgrounds, largely because they are not as well integrated into each others lives (e.g., friendship circles, family).
Not someone else who lives next door, a block away, in another city, or even another country (and that includes me).
Dating someone from a different race, different culture, different ethnicity and different faith opens doors for interracial, intercultural and interfaith exploration and helps foster a meeting ground between people of different races, cultures, ethnic and faith backgrounds.
The study found that, because Black men were ranked as the least preferable partner relative to white, Latino, and Asian men, their dating pool was smaller, which increased their risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.It seems that some of the same patterns emerged among LGB people, but they were less prevalent.For example, Black women were still responded to the least among all bisexual and lesbian women, but the difference was smaller than that among heterosexuals.They found that two individuals of any race can be compatible just to squash any doubts that the racial and ethnic differences found in responses is due to lack of compatibility between partners of different backgrounds.Though any two people could be compatible, the study found some remarkable racial and ethnic dynamics: In a later post, OKCupid released findings from an analysis of their members who are lesbian, bisexual, or gay.
The most important thing is that you understand that dating is only an exploratory process; the person you ultimately choose to have a relationship with should be someone who you feel mentally, emotionally and sexually attracted to, have a lot in common including your vision for the future and can grow together with psychologically and spiritually in an adult-to-adult relationship.