Being from San Jose, I never thought interracial dating was a big deal. I’ve noticed while dating in Atlanta, its not as open or accepted. I get the non black guys that are nervous to approach me, but want to, or the ones that’ll date you until its time to meet their family. I’ve tried to wrap my brain around why people still think in a primitive manner, but can’t. It’s a good thing I don’t understand it because if I did, I would be like them. The only thing I could come up with is the fact that segregation didn’t really end to long ago if you think about it. And a lot of it happened in The South. Some of the first signs of making segregation illegal were Brown vs. Board of Education- May 17, 1954; with laws in between dating up to President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1968. So that’s only about 42 years ago. So in a sense, it doesn’t surprise me that we still have people thinking with their 1960’s brain.
In short, take people for who they are. If you enjoy being with that person and he/she makes you happy, never mind race. You could be that breakage in the link that ties people to ignorance.