Thursday, April 25, 2013

Interracial Dating Around the World: Unconventional Interracial Relationships

These days more so than ever race is something that is becoming ambiguous. Even though in most societies we still have the same general groups for people to fall into, there are also large factors within those groups. This basically comes down to the question, what is race? Is race the color of your skin? Is it the religion you follow? Is it from what geographic area you're from? All of these play into various groups of interracial relationships.

With the ever growing acceptance of interracial relationships the commonality of the stereotypical combinations increase, but so do others. Although some do not consider it along the same lines, in many ways a relationship between two people of different faiths, or different countries is just as much of an interracial dating situation as two people of different skin colors dating in a common country.

There are always versions of these unconventional relationships in media and in movies. For example the relationships within the famous broadway play Westside Story, and the famous Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet all feature relationships which may not necessarily involve two different skin toned love couples, but have just as much of a “race” barrier in regards to difference as such.

The world of online dating makes this kind of occurrence happen even more often. Now people can meet from all over the world and become involved in relationships no matter where they are from, what they look like or what kind of economical or social background they come from. Unconventional relationships swell in frequency as online dating and more impersonal ways of meeting people you otherwise couldn't grow. This is an amazing trend in the world.

The bottom line is that these relationships are just as meaningful and just as important as any other. Settling for someone, or restricting your preferences based on race is not fair to yourself. You can always change yourself to make someone like you, but if you are yourself you will find someone who will love you for you.

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