Interracial Relationships

United States
April 19, 2007 12:39am CST
Are you up to date with the rest of society? I ask this question because according to this article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18090277/ relationships of this type have triple since the 1970's. I have no problem with whatever people choose to do because I think people should do, what they think is in their own best interest. I have never been involved in an interracial relationship. But if I were to meet someone who met the qualifications I look for in a potential mate and I were single, I would surely not rule it out just based on the other persons ethnic background. What about you, have you ever been involved in a interracial union? Regardless if you have or not, what do you feel about them or would you?
6 responses
22 May 07
I am an oriental Caucasian mix. All my relationships were inter-racial. My last relationship was with an Indian Brit. My previous was with a caucasian. And before that, it was an oriental. I also dated numerous Arabs, but I have never dated an African though. Wish I could, but it never happened!! You see, I don't believe in races. I believe in cultures.
• United States
30 May 07
Wow I like that! And that is where the difference is my friend, cultural. You have to navigate cultural differences, not only in your intimate relationships but in your professional relationships, friendships, etc. Cultural differences is where the seperation begins.....great response.
@LCecelia (1124)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Silver, I liked what you said. I was born in Jamaica and moved the the US when I was 12. Up until then I didn't know anything about prejudice. My nephews are bi-racial and one day they were with me and my neighbor noticed them and he said to me "they're white." I didn't know how to respond.
9 Jul 07
there's a first time for everything. it could have been worse. I'm glad u liked my response :)
• United States
15 May 07
I think interracial relationship are great! I feel there's nothing wrong with them. People r people there should be no color boundry when it comes to love n relationship. Love is blind!!! Let's leave it that way!
• United States
16 May 07
I agree. There are fOr sure other things, that should determine a potential relationship other than skin color. Thanks for the response.
@karajane (27)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I'm currently in a interracial relationship. I'm Caucasian and my boyfriend is Mexican/Spanish. I really don't see a big deal about it at all, in fact most of the time I don't even notice the difference. People are people, no matter what skin color they are. However, I have noticed that when I lived back in Pennsylvania, we used to get a lot of looks from people. I know a lot of people don't feel the same way I do, but still. And I have to add that I am happier in my interracial relationship than I have been in my other relationships.. but that's not because of his race, just because of the person he is. :)
• United States
16 May 07
I have friends and family that are interracial unions and when they get made at their significant other, race is not something that comes to mind. All relationships are them same regardless of type. I don't know why more people cannot see that, especially people in certain locations, so your right. Some places are ideal some or not. At the end of the day, it's all about the people involved. Thanks for the response.
@babostwick (2037)
• United States
9 Jul 07
It doesn't bother me at all. I've not been in that type of relationship but if the woman was perfect for me of a different race, it wouldn't bother me as it wouldn't be an issue. I wouldn't rule it out. Again, something like that wouldn't really bother me at all. They make the choice on who they want to date, I say let them. It's not going to effect your life.
@dleannad (98)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I am Caucasion and my husband is Arab. I fell in love with his culture. He lives in his country of Mauritania while I'm here in the States. I have been to Africa twice to visit him to 3 different countries. We got mixed reviews from people. Some people were totally happy for us where as some people gave us the most disgusted looks. But I think that may of also been because I'm American.
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
1 Jul 07
Before I have dated mainly people from my country but now I am married with an American whose ancestors are from Scotland. We are from different cultures and we get along great. Two of my brothers married two women from different races and both of them are doing good. I heard that children from multi-racial relationships are healthier. Take cae inallduetime.