The Truth Behind Biracial Dating
Our society is a judgmental one at best. There are certain truths behind each source of happiness that we would rather ignore. The happiness of relationships shouldn’t be compromised by societal misconceptions, but unfortunately this is often the case. This is especially true when it comes to biracial relationships.
Dating someone outside your race is a whole new ball game. It shouldn’t be so much of a big deal, but for unknown reasons in today’s melting pot society it still is. Whether you like it or not, dating someone from a different race is inevitably more difficult. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be with that person. It just means you should brace yourself for an increased amount of difficulties.
It’s more than just black and white
The common stereotype of interracial dating is that one partner is black and the other is white. This is much more complicated, with Latinos, Hispanics, and Asians to take into account as well. Not to mention the fact that biracial people end up in biracial relationships too. This means while you are half-Indian, your partner could be an ethnic mix of Russian and German. After all, we do live in a much more globalised world than ever before! Because of this, society does need a broadened definition of what an interracial relationship is.
There’s more to biracial dating than sex
There is a lot of stigma and fetishization around biracial dating. This leads to stereotypes about what certain racial backgrounds are like in bed. For example, black guys have bigger penises and Asian girls are more submissive. Just like any stereotype floating around society, there is some truth behind them, but ultimately they are unreliable. Sexual ideas shouldn’t be the driving point behind interest in interracial dating.
Interracial relationships don’t solve racism
Sure, they are a step in the right direction and show that society is progressing. But biracial couples do not put a stop to racism. In an ideal world, race wouldn’t matter at all. This current world is not ideal, so it does matter. You may encounter racist remarks from people in wider society and get a few questionable stares. This is because racism does exist. The only thing you can do is allow your happiness to keep you together in spite of it.
It’s actually not a big deal
The irony with social commentary is that the more we comment on it, the bigger deal it seems. Realistically speaking, dating anyone isn’t a big deal. No one actually cares who you’re in a relationship with, as long as you are happy. Skin colour and facial features and ethnic backgrounds are irrelevant. It might take wider society a while to realise this, which is why it is important that you and your partner know it. Go with happiness!