Dating outside race
The site nudges you to answer as many questions as you can stand, and it also nudges you to make your answers public, as you can only see the answers of potential dates if you disclose your own answers.Answering questions allows Ok Cupid’s fancy algorithms to identify people who might be a good fit for you.A few weeks ago, Ok Cupid, the popular “freemium” dating service, started offering its paid subscribers a very cool new tool.Rather than just sort through potential dates by using familiar filters like age and height, you could use the answers Ok Cupid members gave to various questions, such as “Do you like to watch sports on television?” or, my personal favorite, “Do you find British comedies entertaining?
I have about five Black friends who date outside of their race.
With 1 in 7 new marriages in the United States today being between people of different races or ethnicities, however, it’s quite possible you’ll find yourself dating someone of another race.
Here are three tips should you go down that potentially bumpy, yet rewarding path: Be sensitive to their feelings We can never fully understand someone else’s life experiences and how those situations led to their unique point of view.
For example, if an African-American man grew up with salespeople following him around stores as though he might steal something, do you think that affected his opinions and beliefs about how the world works? On the flip side, a white man raised in the suburbs probably didn’t have to think about race every single day, so racial issues aren’t likely at the forefront of his mind as an adult.
Just be aware that the person you’re dating may be sensitive about subjects to which you just can’t relate.
The challenges you’ll face, as well as their intensity, will depend on various factors: whether you grew up with similar socio-economic backgrounds, if you live in a big city or small town, and which races are involved.