Interracial dating common

It's fair to say that our interracial dating community represents the enlightened majority in American society.

A Gallup poll in 2013 found that 96% of black people and 84% of white people approve marriage between blacks and whites.

But thanks to , a 1967 landmark Supreme Court case, today’s Halles, Paulas, and Imans needn’t hide their affections for their fair-skinned lovers. Today, a record-high 87 percent of Americans approve of Whites and Blacks tying the knot, according to Gallup. In 1995, 68 percent of Blacks approved while only 45 percent of Whites did the same.

It’s been 47 years since interracial marriage was given the green light. Today, the approval gap is at its smallest — 96 percent of Blacks are a-okay with interracial marriages compared to 84 percent of Whites.

Compare this to a 31 percent chance of divorce among same-race couples.

But be wary of those who only see interracial dating as 'exotic', who fetishize being with someone of a different race, or are merely rebelling against their family - they're clearly in it for the wrong reasons.

It's perhaps best not to advertize the fact you're looking for a particular race or ethnicity, since this increases your chances of encountering this wrong set of people.

Simply make contact with the people you find attractive - if you're a match, and it's meant to be, that's all you'll need to do!

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.