It’s quite common for members of interracial couples to notice similar couples. Consider what happened to a reader of the popular blog
A black woman, the reader commented how she once encountered an interracial couple composed of a white woman and a black man.
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“Interracial relationships are a lot more special than regular relationships because they give you the opportunity to be exposed to a culture that you may be entirely unfamiliar with,” he says.
“In dating my girlfriend I was exposed to foods I might’ve been too nervous to try otherwise as well as a new type of family style eating.” Food is one factor that can arise when dating someone with a different cultural background, but it goes way beyond that too.
So, what’s the best way to handle disapproval of your interracial relationship? Above all else, take the steps necessary to protect your relationship in the face of ongoing negativity.If you're in an interracial relationship, you may be crazy about your partner but dismayed that others disapprove.Strangers stare at the two of you when you walk hand-in-hand down the street.Matthew further explains, “We didn’t always understand each other’s backgrounds, for instance, her family was Buddhist and mine was Catholic.The first time she came to my house and saw crucifixes hanging from the walls, she was very confused.” He continues, “Similarly there were times when I went to her house and there would be food set out on tables as gifts for her ancestors, and I was shocked to learn that this was a ritual of her religion.” From religion to food preferences, there’s a lot you can learn in an interracial relationship.