If you’re a Black man dating a white woman, you’re most likely aware that fighting in public — even though it’s something most couples do at least once — could leave you in a vulnerable position depending on the racist beliefs of bystanders, police, or even the girl you’re fighting with.
Black women dating white men are often warned to bring a charged phone, the name of a taxi service, and cash when visiting his family for the first time.
While things have come a long way, we all know racism still exist, even in dating.
According to Pew Research Center data, the share of all interracial or interethnic marriages in America is at a historic high of 8.4%. Compare that with 1980, when less than 7% of new marriages took place between interracial couples and the share of overall marriages was just 3%. In 1987, Pew found that only 13% of Americans completely agreed that interracial dating was acceptable; that share grew to 56% in 2009.
Thankfully she ultimately found her guy – which will be revealed in a few weeks.RELATED: Rachel Lindsay Cracks Under 'Pressures' of Being First Black Bachelorette as Accusations of Racial Targeting Fly How did you open yourself up to dating men of different backgrounds?Most people are meeting me for the first time on national TV.Once I turned 30, I opened that up because I was closing myself off to great men.As women we can get so zeroed in on a specific type, but if you cast the net wider, you never know what you're gonna catch. RELATED: Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news. I've never been one of those girls who plan their storybook wedding and how it’s all gonna go.
And from watching me on Nick's season and then on my season, you really don't know the type of men that I dated. I said it to (contestant) Will on our one-on-one date, "I typically dated African-American men." But if you watch the show, you don't necessarily see that.