Dating only white people — or black, or Asian, or Hispanic — seems like a dumb hill to die on, especially considering all the reasons why interracial dating is pretty darn spectacular.
Wild love: Moreover, it’s a lot harder for your man to be bad at lovin’ and sexy-time when he’s confident about who he is as a person.
Learn to laugh a little: You’re going to make mistakes, say the wrong things and stumble into faux pas. And it’s OK. Maybe race relations need a little levity.
A religious dimension: Even if you and your new beau come from the same religious background, your differing racial heritage will bring a new dimension to your faith. For instance, you’re likely to experience the Christian faith differently between a quiet baptism and a gospel brunch.
Hooray for traditions: Holidays are no longer just holidays. Fourth of July, for instance, takes on added meaning if you celebrate with a boyfriend who was born in a different country. You might find your traditions take on more meaning when you see them with the eyes of another person.
A delicious smorgasbord: We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the sheer delight of enjoying ethnic foods. Whether we’re talking moussaka, tamales or baklava, your taste buds will thank you for dating outside the box.
This gives new meaning to “family”: Many people cite their families as the reason they avoid interracial dating. But once a skeptical family surrounds an interracial couple, we swear that the love is basically quadrupled.
Who said anything about taboo? :That said, public opinion on interracial dating has changed wildly in the last few decades. Now, over eight percent of all new marriages are interracial, and Americans overwhelmingly approve of interracial pairings. Have no fear.