Tips for UK interracial couples who get stares and rude comments



Despite the fact that UK interracial dating have become quite popular,  UK interracial couples do face a fair deal of criticism from people around them – family, friends and sometimes complete strangers. The questions, side glances and rude or insulting comments make things difficult for UK interracial couples. While it is unfortunate that people still give so much impetus to the color of skin, there is nothing that most couples do about it. In addition, interracial couples are still looked at with disregard although they are no longer a minority in most parts of the world.

Here are a few tips that would help you deal with the interracial couple dilemma:

Don’t be scared but do be strategic about the places you visit: You don’t have to stop visiting places with the fear of being scrutinized by others around you. A lot of people sacrifice their social life due to the fear of being judged by others around them. There is no doubt about the fact that you’d get attention of others. So, you’d have to determine whether or not it is worth visiting such a place.

Perform an analysis of where the relationship is heading to: It goes without saying that the better and secure you feel about the relationship, lesser of your chances of being influenced by opinions of others around you. In case the opinions of others do matter to you, it only shows you aren’t sure about the relationship or that you both need a little more time to understand each sure and become confident about it.

Attention isn’t always negative: Not everyone out there condemns interracial dating in the UK . As a matter of fact there are a lot of people who look forward to getting into an interracial relationship and seek inspiration from those who are successfully dating persons from a different racial background. While this might sound a little goofy or awkward, it is genuine admiration.

Engage in small talk: You cannot always be certain as to why people are looking at you. However, the least you could do is be polite and don’t fight them off. Depending on your mood, you could either choose to ignore them or ask “Hi, how are you doing today?” Sometimes people don’t even realize they’re making things awkward for you. On the other hand, if someone has passed a compliment, politely acknowledge it with a “thank you”. You could also appreciate their gesture by saying “It’s funny that we get a lot of attention courtesy of our races.”

Understand the fact that this is something very new for them. It makes no sense to get into brawls or fights in case you notice someone staring at you. Be at your best and give the kind of reply they least expect.