Dating someone of the same race
You know your religion and interests are important so you feel like dating someone of the same background will be easy. You value your heritage and your connection with your culture is so tight not even a TSA agent with a latex glove and a bottle of Astroglide can get through.
People are entitled to their taste and you can’t help who you fall in love with, right? Which maybe doesn’t sound bad, because I mean, they have other preferences, too. I’m talking about all my clients, only 55% of whom identify as white.
They’re not thinking about the fact that this is a widespread phenomenon.
They’re just thinking about their own personal preferences. It’s cultural, it’s national, and it’s fucking everywhere. Christian Rudder, co-founder of Ok Cupid, writes: Scrolling through Ok Cupid’s blog, you’ll stumble across a myriad of depressing race stats.
Is it racist to categorically not date people of a certain race? But why would we assume that someone who gets us would look like us too?
We want to date people who get our jokes, understand our stories, and appreciate our quirks.