The immediate thought for many is, With all the gorgeous, accomplished Black women available, why didn't he choose one of us?
So it's no wonder we're thrilled for Black women who have found love—no matter the ethnicity of their partner.
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.
"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.
All seem no more or less happy than other couples I know.
I had no good reason why white guys were off my romantic radar.
People assume that just because your BF is white that you’re only into white dudes.
Wondering if people are judging him for dating a black chick in the first place. When I first got braids a couple of months ago, I was riddled with compliments. It was a huge change from the curly auburn afro I’ve been rocking for the past few years, so it was easy enough to see why people were excited about the change. Getting weird looks from old white people walking down the street. But the reality often hits home during the holidays, when discussing your love life becomes an appetizer at meals with the family.What can be even more disheartening than seeing your beautiful, professional, well-educated sisterfriend still unattached is seeing a successful Black man settle down with someone of another ethnic group. Men who have protected and supported me through some of the darkest days of my life. I might even spend an evening charming some former frat bros at the bar for my personal amusement. It was just there in the back of my mind: I can hang out, work with, live next to and even call white men friends, but I don’t date them. Made me feel a bit hypocritical and narrow-minded, two states I actively work to avoid.