Why, in 2013, are we still facing interracial dating taboos?
*Writer’s note: My name is Rachel and I’m a junior here at Georgia State University.My column will be about sex, dating and relationships.If you don’t get the support or encouragement of the relationship from friends or family, you’re saying you’re still strong enough to keep perusing the relationship, regardless. Interracial dating is an opportunity to learn and have a deeper understanding about cultural differences.More than likely, you can both grow in your relationship by sharing your different experiences, which only gives you both a stronger bond. Dating outside your own race opens you up to finding a connection with someone that you may have not found otherwise.If you’re always worried about what people think of you or what they will say, then dating outside your race will either be an exercise in freeing yourself from giving others that level of control over your life, or it will stress you out. Here’s the thing about dating, finding someone you’re attracted to is an emotional, not logical, experience.
Have you ever dated someone that you couldn’t explain why you liked him, but you just knew you liked him? If you truly want to find love and a compatible mate, then you have to be open to the fact that he might not look like you expected.I think that only dating within your race limits you from meeting someone incredible because you’re hung up on the color of his or her skin.If you find someone that you share a mental, emotional, and spiritual connection with, you need to run after it, because those connections are very rare. And lastly, if you date interracially you may be happy and you may fall in love. But being able to see past any risk you think interracial dating entails can open you to happiness.I was honest and said that I don’t really have a specific type and that I’ve dated very physically different men.The lawyer’s response stunned me: “As long as you haven’t dated anyone besides white guys we’re fine.” Check, please!I’ve dated both inside and outside of my race since high school.