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Interracial couples, marriages, and relationships are more common today than ever before in the United States.
I acknowledge that we need to have a standard in finding someone that we would want to date or marry such as religion, attractiveness, social status, or the family background of that person.
But I still do not understand how some people still stereotype others and would shy away from the relationship solely because of a preconception that they have about that particular group.
People often just want to be in their comfort zone, so they are not willing to take a risk to date someone outside of their race.
Stereotypes that I’ve heard include, “Oh, he's white, so there is a high chance that he is going to cheat/play with you.” “Yeah, but white people are never going to take dating seriously.” “She is an Asian; she is probably just another gold digger.” “He is black; you shouldn't date a black man because…” (usually without reason, solely because of their race).
Dating stereotypes is a topic that I rarely talk about with either family or friends, but I know how important it is to acknowledge the stereotypes that are out there to understand how they can overgeneralize groups of people in sometimes misleading ways and ignore individuality.
Some of you may have heard of these before and some might be surprised by those statements. One reason for these preconceptions can be because of how media affects our way of thinking about the group that particular person belongs to.
My friend reminded me, “isn't it like when you watched American Pie and thought all Americans were jerks.” I think that once you expose yourself to a diverse community, you start to understand how those stereotypes are not accurate.
There’s no data on how quickly lesbians really do move in together, so we have to piece the picture together using other data.
According to a study done in 1978, 90% of lesbians’ first relationships lasted one to three years.