Expectations: if you choose to date someone of a different race, you may get stares and a few noises of disapproval as you walk along hand in hand with your beloved—even today, but do your best to ignore it.Several years ago I was hanging out with a friend who happened to be white.There may be some cultural and lifestyle differences here and there. The most important thing to know about dating a black woman is that there will be cultural differences.It is important for you to acknowledge that and let us know that you respect those difference. 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.
Many of us are genuinely okay with the education process if in the end you've been able to teach someone something.You never know how that’s going to payoff in future generations.I like to imagine men I've dated relaying our relationship to his children and grandchildren: the one that got away, that beautiful, wise African American princess who taught me so much!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.The media has portrayed us (African American women) in a light slightly south of positive and there’s a lot of re-education that must take place: Yes, I enjoy water sports. Yes, I share the ability to get angry like everyone else, however, an ‘angry Black woman’ I am not.