I was hanging out with my fabulous cousin Stephanie recently. She lives here in the city but since we both travel and have crazy work schedules we don’t hang out as much as we’d like to. We were talking about our (only) male cousins who had married white women and how it seemed as if the family accepted them. Stephanie turned to me and said, “Well, you know Grandmother thinks that we both are going to marry white men. She told me that once”
When my cousins married white women it didn’t seem to cause an uproar. For some reason, I don’t expect the same reaction if Stephanie or I decided to marry a white man. I don’t have any proof of this, it’s just a feeling I get. It seems that we aren’t supposed to have the same options as our cousins did.
The Modern Day Match Maker aka Mr. Brunson recently interviewed author Langhorne Folan about her book “Don’t Bring Home a White Boy.” I was impressed by the points Ms. Folan raised here. She basically described the exact challenges and expectations a woman like me could face when we consider exploring our options in dating other races.
As in the video, I also wondered if interracial dating will continue to be so controversial? What kind of challenges will the next generation face if they decided to “diversify their dating” so to speak?
How can women find ways to meet and date men of other races without it feeling so “premeditated” and plotted out?
Ladies, if you have tried online dating, do you widen your selection criteria beyond one particular race?
Guys, do you find it difficult to diversify your dating options? Do you find it easy to meet women with diverse backgrounds who are interested in exploring relationships with you?