Why is interratial dating so popular
It’s just a better way for people to meet from different areas,” said Standifer. I think it’s more acceptable because people are starting to turn a blind eye to it despite everything going on.”Dr.Afful also pointed out that there are more interracial couples on TV and in media, and exposure often makes people more accepting.Adams said he is in an interracial relationship, but they meet in high school, not on a dating app.“I think society is being more accepting of people living their own lives and choosing their own route they want to take,” he said.Adams’ classmate, Dene Standifer, agreed.“I think it makes sense.He told me he had never seen a person with a different skin colour than white in his life, which scared him and made him run away from the man.During this time, he could have never imagined that only two generations later, one of his closest family members would get into a relationship with someone with another skin colour: interracial relationships were not usual then, definitely not in the village where he lived.In order to understand how online interracial dating communities function, it is important to know in which online environment these communities function.Google Image provides us with interesting ideas about what is perceived as a ‘normal’ couple, and whether interracial couples are part of this ‘normality’.
The emergence of the internet has provided us with all kinds of dating communities on websites and social media.
In my Google search, I have chosen to search the terms ‘normal couple’, ‘couple’, ‘black couple’, and ‘white couple’ in Google Images. By searching: Google suggests that ‘normal couples’ and ‘white couples’ are the same kind of couples, as both of these searches only result in images of white couples.
This implies that white couples are perceived as the ‘norm’.
When my 86-year old grandmother heard I had a black American-Kenyan boyfriend, her first reaction was: ‘’A black person does not belong in our family’’.
In the 21st century, a lot has changed in attitudes towards people from different races: no child would run away from seeing a black man on the street and comments like my grandmother’s have become at least remarkable.