So it's no wonder we're thrilled for Black women who have found love—no matter the ethnicity of their partner.
Though Black men are still twice as likely as Black women to date outside their race, it seems more and more of us are becoming open to dating beyond the color line.
"I've come across a lot of men who tell me I should be ashamed and say things like, "It's not too late to come home" or "He won't know what to do with all of that." I've heard it all. But the negative comments can be more distressing when they come from family or close friends.
It irritates me when I talk to certain black men about love, because this idea of "preference" always comes up in the conversation.
It becomes a problem for me when the conversation stops being about true companionship and more about wanting to be with any other race besides a black woman.
Stories about the number of Black women who are single have made headlines for years, and many of us are tired of hearing them.
But the reality often hits home during the holidays, when discussing your love life becomes an appetizer at meals with the family.
It's complicated Toya Lachon, 43, of Washington, D. Women are taking control of their happiness." Dating interracially can still come with backlash for both Black men and women.
C., says she feels frustrated, hurt and even betrayed when she sees Black men with women of other races, but happy when she sees Black women in an interracial relationship. Lachon, who is seeing a White man, has experienced her share of adverse reaction.
It can be a bit alarming, just because of how different the hair quality is.
It lands both parties in completely different events.
I’ve heard absurd things in conversation like black women are too opinionated and all they want to do is argue.
That statement is pure trash because I know plenty of European, Asian and Hispanic women that are not submissive and won’t put up with disrespect either. Let's rewind a little and let me clarify the specific group of black men I am referring to. I'm talking about a black man that say’s he would never date a black woman because she’s aggressive, independent, angry, disrespectful, too educated and have strong personalities.
But sometimes, like when I encounter a well-dressed family man with a mutual love for certain breakfast cereals, I wonder if I am failing my people.