Interracial Relationships

@dubbc3 (125)
United States
April 23, 2012 12:56pm CST
Do interracial relationships work? Why or why not? Are you in an interracial relationship or have you considered being in one? What are your thoughts about it? (please use descretion when answering so no one is offended.)
4 responses
@PVanne (29)
• United States
23 Apr 12
I've gotta admit that some of the best girlfriends that I have ever had were outside of my 'skin color'. I honesty do not care where a person is from. If I meet a smart girl that is fun and I naturally open up around, I pursue it. Maybe 100 years ago, race could interfere with lifestyle, or intelligence; but now days take notice to the intelligence of the individuals making degrading accusations and assumptions (never impressive). Bottom line, I think IQ, emotion, and desire to continue impressing your partner are the only real factors in a relationship. The ability to posses these traits are an even playing field for all races.
@dubbc3 (125)
• United States
23 Apr 12
This is positive! I've had friends of all types of races and backgrounds. At the end of the day, do they treat me good? Do I treat them fair? That's all I'm concerned about. Of course, race will always be a touchy subject with some people. As a woman of color, I know this all too well. I accept those who accept me! Thanks for this PVanne!
@chillpill90 (1937)
23 Apr 12
I am already offended. Why wouldnt interracial relationships work? just because someone is a different race(skin colour) or from a different country has no influence on if the relationship will work. I think they are fine because at the end of the day its the person on the inside who you fall in love with not because they are a certain race. I think people who have a problem with interracial relationships need to get over it as these are becoming more frequent in modern society.
@dubbc3 (125)
• United States
23 Apr 12
Chillpill, I asked the question the way I did on purpose. I have heard some people say that interracial relationships don't work, or don't last as long as same race relationships. Intellectually, I know that any type of relationship isn't exempt from failing. People are people. Personally, I've seen them work out, and I've seen them disolve quickly. So, I also agree with you. Take your chillpill. Haha! Just keeping things light and cool. It's all good. (smile)
• United States
23 Apr 12
I know quite a few couples actually lately that are in interracial relationships. I think that in this time and age, it is more accepted, and people are willing to work out differences more than in the past. If two people love each other, who cares how they are different in race then you?
@dubbc3 (125)
• United States
23 Apr 12
I agree whole-heartedly!Its definitely a challenge although it's more accepted now days. So many people of all races are still against it. If interracial couples have the strength and support to endure the downsides of this kind of union...more power to them! It doesn't matter to me!
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
23 Apr 12
Many years ago I was in an interracial relationship (I'm talking over 30 years ago!). My step-daughter is also in an interracial relationship and has 4 children from it. I think it is much more accepted by society today than it was years ago. Most of society, it seems, is starting to figure out that we are all mankind is all one and the same, not matter what race. There are still some, however, who are still stuck in the dark ages. Unfortunately, change comes very slowly. As far as answering the question "do they work", well, does ANY relationship work? All you have to do is look at divorce rates and the number of people that are single to answer that one. Relationships are very complicated. Some work, some don't. Some same-race relationships fail as I'm sure some inter-race ones do as well. Commitment, communication and love are the keys to any lasting relationship, provided of course you have a solid basis for the relationship to begin with.