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Old 08-05-2007, 07:57 PM
 
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Hello All,

I am a 28 year old professional black woman who is thinking about a move to Atlanta for a job opportunity. For various reasons, I have decided that it would be best for me to date interracially. I would like to hear comments from any minority women who date interracially about their experiences. Although I am quite conservative, I wonder how minority women fare in the interracial dating arena and how open-minded people are.

I apologize if this has been posted before, but I didn't see my exact issue when doing a search!
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Atlanta,Ga
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I am an African American in an interracial marriage. The only issues we ever have are with other African Americans. Overall its not bad just annoying sometimes. If you have specific questions feel free to PM me.
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:10 PM
 
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Although I Am Not A Minority Female, I Do Have Three African American Female Friends Who Are Dating Men Of Different Races. For The Most Part They Don't Have Any Problems. Few Looks Here And There, But It Doesnt Seem To Bother Them. I Wish You The Best And Remember To Do What Makes You Happy. You Can't Help Who You Are Attracted To Or Who You Fall In Love With!
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, GA.
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Hello All,

I am a 28 year old professional black woman who is thinking about a move to Atlanta for a job opportunity. For various reasons, I have decided that it would be best for me to date interracially. I would like to hear comments from any minority women who date interracially about their experiences. Although I am quite conservative, I wonder how minority women fare in the interracial dating arena and how open-minded people are.

I apologize if this has been posted before, but I didn't see my exact issue when doing a search!
My advice as an African-American female would be to just do you, regardless of what people think; open-minded and all. I don't have a problem with it and most people I hang around, honestly, could care less. You do you and do what makes you happy regardless of what people think!
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:04 PM
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Unless you go to Cumming, no one cares about interracial relationships in Atlanta because it's prevalent.

Have at it girl and good luck!
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Douglasville, GA
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You won't catch as much flak as a Black male with the same mindset would. He would catch hell from more areas. Most Black guys won't give it a second thought.
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:37 AM
 
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my advice: why do u care what other people think. it is your life. do whatever is right for you. people will always dissapoint you anyway.

do not listen to people they are not your providers. God is the One.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:08 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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You won't catch as much flak as a Black male with the same mindset would. He would catch hell from more areas. Most Black guys won't give it a second thought.
Ok sorry as I'm not directly part of this concern. I'm a white guy, not a black woman. lol

BUT...

Just one observation: It's more common in Atlanta to see a black man with a white woman. I know from comments I've heard from black female coworkers that not all of them accept this, but, they're very tactful and usually remain pretty quiet in terms of not being slanderous. HOWEVER, I've seen two situations where a black woman was dating a white man (as far as people I directly know or work with), and I can tell you that the black men who worked where I do had A LOT to say about it - none of it good and most of it with words that aren't allowed here. White people seem to just ignore it as it's seen more and more commonly, unless as someone else said, you move to the outer burb areas where you may get a raised eyebrow or two.

Again, just my limited experience on the topic, but based on that, I would say the most negativity is going to come from black men in the area than anyone else.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Atlanta,Ga
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You won't catch as much flak as a Black male with the same mindset would. He would catch hell from more areas. Most Black guys won't give it a second thought.
Not true. They give me dirty looks, voice stupid comments, and shake their heads at me all the time.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:26 AM
 
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Thanks for the replies!

My concern was not with how other people would react to my ir dating, but rather if any non-black men would ask me out at all! I am from the North and have lived both there and on the coasts (NYC and SF). I have no knowledge of the South and how much it has changed from its past history. Please enlighten a sista!
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