Currently, interracial dating has become popular through different Internet portals in the UK, and there are many generated searches on this subject. As popular as UK interracial dating may be though, and as socially accepted as it may have become, many still have questions about dating people outside of their race. Here are answers to some of the most common questions.
Should you care about colour?
It is interesting to meet someone with different types of experiences – plain and simple. A person’s colour is not so significant, it’s the cultural differences and one’s own life experiences that differentiate us. A black person, Asian or Latin are all fundamentally the same; after all, we are all human, don’t you agree?
Are there difficulties in our society?
An interracial couple continues to encounter obstacles in society, commonly encountering people who disapprove of their relationship, such as family members, friends or co-workers. Those who oppose can do so for religious, political or racist reasons. Some people do not express their disapproval openly, but they do so in a passive-aggressive manner, that is, with constant comments or jokes.
How to help you if you have a partner of another race
If your partner is of another race surround yourself with people who support your relationship. The prejudices exhibited by some can make you feel isolated which can affect your relationship. Work as a team with your partner to overcome difficulties. Try to frequent groups or establishments that treat everyone equally, regardless of race or gender. Seek support from your family and friends.
Sex and movies
Myths and movies for adults have a tendency to exaggerate things, and a series of myths and legends have been developed about interracial sex that have not been surpassed at present, no matter how modern society is today. The truth is that there is no difference between one person and another – people of all races have the same qualities.
The cinema has not accepted it at all
In the movies of action, romance, comedy, horror, etc., interracial couples are still not so common; it is still something quite unusual, both for the spectators and for the filmmakers. Perhaps Hollywood has not completely forgotten the influence of its past, as for a long time in the U.S. it was forbidden to marry whites and blacks, and people behaved with hostility when they learned of a relationship of this kind.
A film that broke that trend a bit was “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” which tells the black women white men dating story of a young white woman who takes her black boyfriend home to present him to her parents. Fortunately, more and more films are appearing with leading couples from two different races, and it has been well accepted by moviegoers.
On the one hand there are prejudices, but on the other hand there are people who have sexual fantasies about having sex with a person of another race. Possibly this is due to the pleasure of the forbidden or an attraction to the unknown.
These people might make inappropriate comments about your relationships since you are “living their fantasy”, but this should just be ignored and not tolerated.