I want to hear others experiences with interrracial relationships, dating and dealing with family and friends. Are there challenges? How do you both strengthen your bond being racially diverse? Do genetics play a part in interracial dating?
Background: As a first generation ethnic American, both my parents came from different cultures, my mother came from a diff dialect but studied and worked in metro city. She became a teacher and met my dad, who was a engineer in the big city. In the 80’s, such intercultural marriages are uncommon and unheard of. Growing up, my sibling and I both have slight communication and interaction differences from my mom’s side of the family. We were different and seen different. While my dad’s side of family, are nonexistent. At times, we felt left out by our relatives because my sibling and I are not the same as my relatives. So yes, culturally, same race, but diff dialect have major impact on both of our lives growing up as kids.
Somehow even growing up, my sibling and I are the same. We appreciate diversity and interacial dating. Perhaps, we look up to our parents subconsciously for that same type of interracial diversity and romantic interests.
What are your thoughts?