Challenges of interracial dating

Deborrah has studied love and dating for over 15 years and has appeared in numerous media outlets and is a frequent guest on 106.1 FM KMEL in San Francisco.

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A couple embarking on an interracial partnership must prepare themselves for curious stares and racist comments you have never before experienced. If you are not a strong person - mentally and emotionally - then interracial dating is best avoided.

Those of you that feel insecure and need the approval of others to be okay about your choices will find an interracial relationship to be a source of great stress and confusion.

If you decide to go ahead and take the leap, do all you can to keep the lines of communication open.

Make it a habit to listen to your partner without judging or comparing him or her to previous partners of some other race.

Your mate may experience things that you never have due to his or her language/accent, ethnicity or race.

Loving them will mean you do all you can to understand that not everyone has had the experiences, privileges or even the problems that you have!

I think that would depend strictly upon your age, maturity level, and level of independence.

These people will question your motivation for pursuing a mixed-race relationship.

Though attraction is certainly a personal issue of taste, I caution readers to stop and think about your choice and why you are making it.

Are you ashamed or embarrassed or in any way attempting to deny parts of yourself by dating interracially?

Have you subscribed to negative stereotypes about your own race?

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