Several years ago I was hanging out with a friend who happened to be white.We were enjoying a live band when the guitarist (who was white) looked and smiled in our direction during the set.
Later, while on a date, my white guitarist and I passed several African American men and one remarked “Why is she with that white dude?
” His friend simply responded, “Maybe the brothers ain’t treating her right? While an interesting explanation, it wasn't the case.
We were attracted to each other, he asked me on a date and I accepted.
Interracial Dating Done (W)right by Andrea Wright At one point in my idealistic youth, I thought, “there’s no difference dating men of different races”. Of course, there are similarities: they are men and thus the majority of them need validation that they are able to protect, provide for you, and most importantly that they have completely won your heart. There are differences especially if you’re African American and he’s…not.
There’s usually a period of curiosity, to be fair, that goes both ways. Please put your hand down, I’m not going to high-five/fist pound you with every witty observance either of us makes.