In our Love App-tually series, Mashable shines a light into the foggy world of online dating. I had always found myself in mostly white spaces — college, jobs, vacations — yet white men never took a deep interest in me before I moved to the East Coast.
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In the biggest, most liberal cities, stigma is hardly a problem at all.
But there are parts of the country — and certainly around the world — where the stigma is still rife and keenly felt by those in an interracial relationship. It pays to be aware of these clashes of culture, not only to head off any potential problems but to celebrate your differences too.
Take comfort in the solid foundation of your relationship — face up to any and all stigma together. Of course, having abuse hurled at you by total strangers is still a sad possibility, but thankfully a much rarer one these days.
One of the challenges of interracial dating is knowing where to find a like-minded match. While there are many sites that offer dating for black singlesnot all of the mainstream sites include your ethnicity preferences in their matching algorithm, making interracial dating all the more inaccessible.
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