Some interracial relationships are bound to be more racially charged and “eventful” than others, like when a Caucasian man dates an African-American woman in the South, or a Mexican woman falls for an Indian man who comes from a traditional family.
With 1 in 7 new marriages in the United States today being between people of different races or ethnicities, however, it’s quite possible you’ll find yourself dating someone of another race.
Just be aware that the person you’re dating may be sensitive about subjects to which you just can’t relate.
A woman of color might take offense if you refer to her as “exotic”, even if you just thought you were giving her a compliment.
The challenges you’ll face, as well as their intensity, will depend on various factors: whether you grew up with similar socio-economic backgrounds, if you live in a big city or small town, and which races are involved.She may have had previous experiences that make her think you just want to fulfill a fantasy or aren’t taking her seriously if you use that particular word.A good rule of thumb is to avoid assuming your partner feels a certain way just because of their race. Seriously, most of us have a preference (or two, or three), but have you ever stopped to think why you're attracted to certain people and not others?And whether underlying that attraction, or lack thereof, lurks some kind of prejudice?