Why is interracial dating and marriage on the rise?

Last Revised on November 23, 2010

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Not long ago, it was very uncommon to see people of different races and ethnicity dating each other and far too uncommon to be a married couple. Since when interracial dating and marriage become a cool thing to do? The trend seems to have started when many American men started to date Asian women; if spoken blatantly, “old white guys with very young Asian girls.” It went sort of like this: an older guy with a median income marrying a young poor girl wanting to help her family and come to America. But now a days, inter racial dating seems to increasing in popularity, money and age is neither the motivation nor the obstacle.

Does inter-racial marriage or dating work? What people think of it?

Inter-racial dating or marriage should work like other relationships if the sole purpose wasn’t just to check to see how it feels to be dating people from other race and backgrounds.

Most of the critics of this dating trend says that If two people from totally different culture truly love each other and they have spent quite a lot of time to find love within their own group and they can’t find it, except within each other, then it should be ok.  They think there seems to be a rise in the number of interracial couples dating or getting married, for no other reason than to look cool for their friends or to standout or simply tick off their family. Critics say that people should stay with their own respective races since it complicates life a lot less.  For them being friends is one thing, but dating, marriage and intimacy is quite another. They accept that there can be exceptions to this statement like any rule, but generally speaking they don’t appreciate this societal trend.

What do you guys think about interracial dating?

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13 Responses to “Why is interracial dating and marriage on the rise?”

  1. Love knows no boundaries, dear Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 7:33 am

    true love has nothing to do with skin colors or religion…. that’s why. and if you think is a “new trend”, that’s absolutely wrong… there have been lots of interracial couples during history (remember Cleopatra?), but then, retarded people like you had the power to condemn that, fortunately, the world finally is waking up to reality

  2. Linda Janiston Florida Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I am not sure what popular trend you are seeing with inter-racial marriage. All I see is tiny young asian girls with old while male, and big white and blonde female with black guys. I am sure you guys will see the same as well if you are not blind and likes to tell the truth. This is not to say I don’t support dating outside one’s own race.

  3. soccer mom Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I personally think it is because when two people fall in love, their backgrounds have nothing to do with it being cool or uncool that’s not what brought them together at the first place. Love is love, and we want the person we want and like. Sometimes it could be that the opposites attract. The only thing I can possibly agree with is that there are so many problems with marriage institution these days and that cultural differences could possibly the system make it even harder– but that doesn’t seem to be the case if looked at statistical comparison. Does it surprise anybody that we see lot of celebrities not marry but live in together and have kids? It is like as if they predicted that they would break up and have divorce somehow if married.

  4. happily married Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Learn to love, people. I have been married out side my race for over 5 years now. My husband and I dated for few months and I found out he is the most loving man that i will ever meet. Now we have three beautiful children and when they grow up i will accept who ever they want to be with with open mindedness and arms. Relationships aren’t built upon what type of background or ethnicity you belong to, it is based on what type of person you both are; if there is a match between the two, then there is no boundaries to fall in love.

  5. aspire to be great Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 7:33 am

    live to love everybody. date people from other races, creed and beliefs, otherwise our world won’t stay in harmony. It’s not a trend; it’s just a break-down of ridiculous and meaningless prejudice. Maybe you could learn something from it.

  6. natlie cares Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 7:33 am

    i dont think its the thing to do neccesarily, i think that people have wanted it to be accepted long ago, and now that it is more than ever people feel relaxed about it and dont feel like its not ok, cause interacial dating is ok, there is nothing wrong with it, it is just becoming a part of everyones life now, a new choice instead of something to to ignore. i think it brings people more together and thats one thing this world needs is togetherness, people fight to much agianst cultures, skin color, where you live opposed to where others are from, its just to much.

  7. letthe_light_drip_into_your_eyes Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I don’t think it’s a trend at all. People are just f u c k i n g stupid.

    I think that having sex with a different race is wrong. If everyone keeps having sex outside of their race, no one will be actually white, or actually african or korean or whatever. I don’t want my relatives down the line to be a mix of korean, mexican, cuban, black, and a little german.

  8. Don Pendelton Says:
    November 24th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I don’t think this thing is a trend at all. I think that having kids with a different race is wrong. If everyone marries outside of their race, no one will be actually white, black, mexican or asian. I would rather not want to see any of my relatives down the line to be a mix of cuban, hispanic, african, korean and a little german. This new “cool to date out of their own race” is just overhyped by media for whatever reason, but I don’t buy it. People should stick within own roots. Don’t date others, start dating your own kind for goodness sake.

  9. Patience Espion Says:
    November 28th, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I think that if you love someone it doesn’t have anything to do with color or race. A true love is not based on ones skin color. I don’t see anything wrong with interracial marriage or dating. You tell me who made the rules that you had to stick to your own race. If you keep thinking like a narrow minded person, you will stay depressed your whole life in any community you prefer to live.. Does anybody say that we are the land of opportunity unless you want to date a different race? No, we have freedom here that is why we live in the united states. I understand not everyone agrees with me, but most people do at least now a days. It is better if you start thinking like many open minded people do so that you can live peacefully in the society.

  10. The World is smaller Says:
    December 11th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I think that with the rise in immigration, more diversity among younger people, etc. the world is getting smaller and people are understanding that “people are people.” As society becomes more diverse, it is more likely to form friendships with people outside of your racial/social group. These friendships help develop respect and remove artificial barriers to getting to know people as they are.

  11. Dating vs Marriage & Children Says:
    December 20th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    On this topic I believe dating is one thing and marriage/procreation is another. Don’t slam me for my thoughts on this: I just want you to think. Isn’t it selfish for a man & woman to create a biracial child that will be slaughtered by classmates? Classmates can be horribly mean and bullies by nature, so why feed the fire? I have a niece with kinky/curly hair and she is hassled all the time by classmates asking if she is “mixed.” Her parents couldn’t be more white. But, see what I mean? The divorce rate in this country is over 50% now- why make it harder on yourselves and your children?

  12. Racquel Says:
    January 5th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    In the end people are people despite race, religion or color. We are all human. I don’t get why some people act as if dating outside of your race is as if your dating out of your species. Feel free to be with who you want as long as the person is a human bieng it shouldnt matter.

  13. Interracial dating Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 7:42 am

    letter #7 from the person who said “if people keep intermarrying, there wont be any white people, or korean, mexican etc. left.”

    Wow! all I could say when I read that- was, what an idiot. Sounds like this person who feels this way is from the hills, if you know what I mean. They certainly dont have futuristic vision.

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