Dating outside your race
But I took a bite and quickly learned interracial dating involved the same basic ingredients as any other relationship: a new learning curve, some compromise and, well, understanding of differences.
The only consequences surfaced with my lack of emotional responsibility and naïveté about the whole ordeal.
My family was the only Asian-American family in our small, rural town in the south.
When I was finally allowed to date, I knew I was only allowed to date white boys.
” If, like me, you are a compact American, you could save an enormous amount of time by ruling out women who are uninterested in dating smaller men.
When my husband first wooed me my freshman year in college, I threw away his phone number.
Not only was my upbringing littered with a constant reminder of our deeply convoluted roots (see: any Spike Lee Joint), but I also matriculated through predominantly white primary schools, survived “Southern Rites”-like neighborhoods (in both Georgia and Maryland) and bumped rap music in my CD player obsessively.
It made the thought of being black and dating someone not black intriguing, but extremely painful to digest.
Like it or not, ethnicity still has a big impact on dating. To answer that question, we gathered together experts and African-Americans who’ve made some very different decisions romantically.
Their perspectives and preferences may surprise you—and shed some new light on this controversial topic.