Why some Black women only date White Men

Posted by James, 17 Jan 08

We always talk about Black women and how they can’t date White men. Well, there are those women that only date White men. I remember a pal of mine telling me once that she will never get married to Black man. And even as kids, when playing make believe, she was always married to a White guy.

The reason for women like her who only date white men may be very similar to the reasons why most Black women only date Black men … attraction. Some also feel that Black men treat them better than any other man ever could, and they feel that they'd rather have what they know instead of experimenting with what they don’t know.

Some Black women are just not physically attracted to Black men. And as much as parents usually like hooking us up with people of our own race, well it reaches a time when you have to be honest with yourself. Imagine my pal for example: As a child, her first crush was Adam Sandler, then as she got older, she fell in love with Mel Gibson. This doesn’t mean that Black men aren’t handsome – they are just not her type.

Some also feel that White men (not ALL but many) find black women to be remarkable in every sense of the word; hence Black women tend to gravitate towards those affections. Much as her husband treats her better than any man ever had, one lady admits that she has been with some White men that disgusted her with their behaviors. But she says that generally, older White men and very mature on a broader level than with Black men on many levels.

Some are just wildly turned on by the differences … skin color, hair, being raised in different cultures, music, foods … the list is endless. Its all about the desire for the mysterious and unknown. And for some, its just pure love because there are those that forget that we are ‘black’ and ‘white’ and just coincidentally happened to fall in love with a White guys.

One thing we all have to remember is that not every White man is a Black woman’s dream. It all depends on the individual … good and bad comes in all colors.

With that said, the generic phrase - ‘It should be about love and not color’ – is cute. But in this case, not entirely truthful. Its not only about love. Much as love gets cultivated eventually, there is physical attraction and a declaration to date only one race. Racist or preference?

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  1.   Elmiria9 says:
    Posted: 02 Jun

    I'm South African and called coloured race, I'm just gonna be honest to me it's about the person and their heart. But I must admit I recently experienced the kindness and gentleness of a prescious white guy I met. Things didn't work out, but in a friendly manner. I realized it's something I haven't experienced with coloured men, he brought out the most beautiful and happy girl I've ever been. Some men bring out the crazy Amazon in us Ladies.., I want the right treatment of tender love and mutual respect and trust. It's a Beautiful life I want.... Peace Love Joy. I'm here looking for my White Prince Charming.

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  2. Posted: 02 May

    I think you should date whom ever your true heart desires. it should never be about black or white or any other race, BUT!! What I don't understand is why is there so many black woman claiming to be mixed? when your clearly not.

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  3.   simple0243 says:
    Posted: 19 Mar

    I knew the black women date white men . But not to this level. This open my eyes a lot. Time have change a lot from the past. Now I see mixture of different people dating. I my self wants to date a white woman and asain woman. I feel in my spirit that they have a nice spirit. Then to take care their men. We I wants to see for my self. This is the first time I ever post my feeling on and open site. Just trying something new.

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  4.   simple0243 says:
    Posted: 19 Mar

    I Simply Adore White Men Who Love Their Black Queen! Been Swirling for over 20+years and loving every previous moment of dating a White man. My feelings! To each his Own Enjoy yourself life is meant to be Loved and Respected by the One You Love No matter if their Black or White!! Laugh! Love! Live Life to the fullest ! # just saying my point!

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  5.   loyal4lfye says:
    Posted: 13 Mar

    For the women that's dating 'white men' I feel like that's their choice. More power to you. But for black women to say that can't seem to find a cultured black man is laughable. Black men have been dating outside their race for centuries now because we were the ones that couldn't find any cultured black women that were humble at the same time. Whenever a black man meets a black woman with a education, she acts like her sh*t don't stink and act like she's better than everyone else. It's overbearing, and black men don't want to put up with it. Not to mention that majority of the black women in American tend to act too masculine for whatever reasons it don't matter to us. The fact of the matter is that we don't want to date a woman that acts like a man. So for the black women that love to date only white men, Go For It!!!!!! I promise you the average black man doesn't care if they did give a damn we wouldn't even be having this discussion because it wouldn't be a lot of available black women on the market for a white man to even date now would it? Let's not forget, women don't find a husband, the husband finds the wife! So therefore we men do the choosing, and we choose not to deal with majority, (not all) of the black women because of their stuck up, and masculine ways. But I'm sure most white men won't experience that side of the black woman he's dating because it's likely that most black women try to act civilized all of a sudden when in the presence of a white person!...SMH

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  6.   loyal4lfye says:
    Posted: 13 Mar

    For the women that's dating 'white men' I feel like that's their choice. More power to you. But for black women to say that can't seem to find a cultured black man is laughable. Black men have been dating outside their race for centuries now because we were the ones that couldn't find any cultured black women that were humble at the same time. Whenever a black man meets a black woman with a education, she acts like her sh*t don't stink and act like she's better than everyone else. It's overbearing, and don't want to put up with it. Not to mention that majority of the black women in American tend to act too masculine for whatever reasons it don't matter to us. The fact of the matter is that we don't want to date a woman that acts like a man. So for the black women that love to date only white men, Go For It!!!!!! I promise you the average black man doesn't care if they did give a damn we wouldn't even be having this discussion because it wouldn't be a lot of available black women on the market for a white man to even date now would it? Let's not forget, women do find a husband, the husband finds the wife! So therefore we men do the choosing, and we choose not to deal with majority, (not all) of the black women because of their stuck up, and masculine ways. But I'm sure most white men won't experience that side of the black woman he's dating because it's likely that most black women try to act civilized all of a sudden when in the presence of a white person!...SMH

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  7.   valspikie says:
    Posted: 12 Dec 14

    I just want to date a descent white guy.

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  8.   Tawusi says:
    Posted: 24 Aug 14

    white men are ever open, trustful,lovely & they treat ladies like babies. but black men don't respect ladies.

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    • wjd26 says:
      Posted: 02 May

      Well I have dated both black and white men, good as well as bad men come in all colors. Also I want a man to treat me like a woman not a baby

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  9.   ALASSIO says:
    Posted: 13 Jul 14

    I am from the UK. I have only ever been interested in dating white men due to the fact I don't see black men in museums, art galleries or even reading a book in a library. I also like like historical places of interest. Black men I come across just seem to like sport or their music, and have limited general knowledge, and just seem to think all you want to hear is sweet talk.

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    • West.tx.girl says:
      Posted: 30 Mar

      Your so right about that one my sista I have every send them i a museum either black man do not go in there at all

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  10.   mr.chilvary says:
    Posted: 10 Jul 14

    As a black man and I am discouraged and appalled by the repititve comment "white men are so romantic" message! I have been romantic and chivalrous to black women many times and have been dumped because they say I'm too nice and it shows weakness and they want a brotha that is aggressive and tought! Black women are confusing

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  11.   Sweet0909 says:
    Posted: 30 Jun 14

    White guys are loving, caring and romantic. I've dated a white guy and had the time of my life. The only problem I experienced was his racist parents. I am a South African black woman and the history of our country dating a white guy is a challenge, because of all the negative feedback from our families our love could not handle such comments, so we broke up. SAD, but I refuse to give up ,I am looking for a white guy to sweep me off my feet....

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  12.   MsTizzy says:
    Posted: 22 Jun 14

    I date white men because they tend to have more in common with me than black men. They tend to be more romantic. Growing up through college, I attended schools that were 50-60% white. This is my opinion based on the white men I have dated. I date black men also. I just find that I have a rapport with white men.

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  13.   Lisa3232 says:
    Posted: 12 Jun 14

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    • amayi says:
      Posted: 23 Oct 14

      My great great great great great great grandfather who married my ggggggrandmother and it was out of love. Yes they were black and white. Speak for your self. As a godly black woman I embraced my heritage. I love being black and attracted to men with a preference for white men. I love my hair, skin and my mixed family. Now let's say don't be stupid. We don't always know a person heart. Happiness is a choice!

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  14.   DebzR says:
    Posted: 07 Jun 14

    For me, its not just a white guy, its *the* guy. I've always dated (and married) white because they are in the cross section of American culture I am in. I've worked in technology since the 80s, been actively involved in theater and popular/rock music all my life--the people that tend to be involved in those things tend to be white. I've met/dated white guys who are much more into the urban scene; those relationships didn't go well. Conversely I dated a fellow black rock musician; but we didn't have much more in common than the music. So. Its cultural. My culture that I choose. And my guy--that I'll choose

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  15.   MrRight4u2 says:
    Posted: 30 May 14

    simple answer......"media"

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  16. Posted: 11 May 14

    When I was in my 20s I dated black men only. Unfortunately it was not a good experience sometimes, but I kept dating back men. Then when I moved to the NYC everything changed. I met a white guy after work one day. He took me to dinner and we went to his loft and I was hooked, he treated me very good. At that moment I decided to start interracial. While dating white men I always had fun; they treated me with respect, affectionate, and kind. Dont get me wrong, I still dated the brothers but it was not the same. Im 50 years old now and I had life lessons and truths. I made the decision to date white men only. My advice, dont let anyone keep you from being happy. If you want to date interracial then do it its your decision.

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  17.   dreami says:
    Posted: 08 May 14

    i say the same as you thaadorable1 i love black woman

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  18.   Nimssy says:
    Posted: 01 May 14

    White men are romantic and knows a woman's worth..me wud love to date one

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    • LadyDay1979 says:
      Posted: 31 May 14

      Not all white men are all the same. However, from the majority of the white men that I have dated, I have been treated very well.

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  19. Posted: 30 Apr 14

    i have dated white men as long as i have been able to date. My preference is my preference....and i'm sure just like a lot of other black women in this world that do, no one's approval is needed. So many(not all) black men feel that we gravitate towards the other race for comfort. WRONG! I am a Nurse. i can take care of myself. Some men just can't handle the fact. I am my own person, and i love white men.

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  20. Posted: 10 Mar 14

    Most people tend to date their own race, Even on this interracial dating site, I have seen many Black women who are still open to dating Black men or "any ethnicity"

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  21. Posted: 01 Mar 14

    THIS is going to be shown to all my friends who badger me about never liking black men.

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  22.   DaQueen3 says:
    Posted: 22 Jan 14

    I Simply Adore White Men Who Love Their Black Queen! Been Swirling for over 20+years and loving every previous moment of dating a White man. My feelings! To each his Own Enjoy yourself life is meant to be Loved and Respected by the One You Love No matter if their Black or White!! Laugh! Love! Live Life to the fullest ! # just saying my point!

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  23. Posted: 01 Jan 14

    This is an excellent story. I've come to accept the fact that there are many options out there for me. And that it's ok for me to date outside of my race because it doesn't mean that I hate my race. I can only live and be happy for me. I used to get really angry whenever I saw a Black man dating outside of our race, even if he wasn't desirable to me. So I decided to try dating outside of my race. And, I am So glad that I stepped outside of my comfort zone. I've met someone who is incredible! I look forward to sharing our success story soon.

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  24.   boiler1 says:
    Posted: 03 Dec 13

    I knew the black women date white men . But not to this level. This open my eyes a lot. Time have change a lot from the past. Now I see mixture of different people dating. I my self wants to date a white woman and asain woman. I feel in my spirit that they have a nice spirit. Then to take care their men. We I wants to see for my self. This is the first time I ever post my feeling on and open site. Just trying something new.

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  25.   mitchmi says:
    Posted: 22 Nov 13

    well in my own opinion,i think white men are caring,affectionate nd above all very honest.The kind of love they give to thier woman is totally out of this world..lol

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    • boiler1 says:
      Posted: 01 Dec 13

      I think you are right. But I must say when we as black men deal with our inner man. We are very good people. I'm learning a lot about the inner man. Which it makes me a more better man for all of you'll. I'm looking at some real things about the inner man and how we shoild treat women.Thank for posting

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  26. Posted: 21 Nov 13

    Because White man handle Their Story

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  27.   EuroSWM4SBF says:
    Posted: 01 Nov 13

    because it just feels so natural and so right....and because most white men treat black women like the queens they are.... And I definitely discriminate..I haven't dated any one but black women since 1996. So not all discrimination is bad. We do not all like she same things and that is what makes our individual human experience so unique. The right to choose one's happiness no matter what public opinion or society dictates is contained within my Constitutional Right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I served our great nation for 14 years to defend your right to date who you want....and to defend my right to exclusively date black women as they are the most beautiful women on the planet with the fiercest spirits.....

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  28.   Cory0533 says:
    Posted: 27 Oct 13

    Well, black men are good-looking but I have always gravitated towards white or asian. So preference for me, i just don't date black men. though i was going to take my friend daniel to prom, he is black, but he got in trouble with his dad so i went stag XD

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  29.   xxsorbetxx says:
    Posted: 22 Oct 13

    Interesting read here, i have had those same thoughts and questions myself. I have a female friend who originates from the same African country as i and she only dates White males but i find hers to be of racist. Being a friend i tried not to judge on many occasions but it was hard because i felt offended myself in many aspects despite not even being a Black male. Here's why i find her 'preference' to be for the wrong reasons, she was not born or bred here here in the UK, we were both born in Africa, she dated once in Africa before relocating to the UK at 15 years of age so not much experience dating Black men to really judge for better or worse. We met a year after her being in the UK and so far as i've known her she only had eyes for White males. I did not know much about her at the beginning yet so did not see anything off with her dating interracially. Now as years went by it became clear to me as we learnt more of one another that she really does not appreciate her own race and puts White males on a pedestal and i tried to subtly give her advice but it always fell on deaf eyes. And her series of White boyfriends were such losers that it was beyond me why she only dates them. Examples of her series of White male boyfriends include, a homeless sponger and thief (he milked her account in the end, i had to run him out of her house), another was a very attractive but openly confessed cheater (now this guy was real smooth, good dresser, good pocket, confident and all the works, but turns out he had a pregnant fiance back in Newzealand, oh and he hit on me hard, i stopped going to hers just to avoid being hit on, then he calls me while i am staying away, he was bold enough to go through her phone to get my line, i was in shock), the list goes on really but you see what i mean ladies and gents. And she is very attractive too, not just my opinion here, but also based on the amount of guys who notice her, she often turns heads so again it is beyond me why she would 'sell herself short' per say. And she gets attention from Black men with prospects too, but she tends to act like she is a queen where they are concerned and takes what they may offer, as in money or favors (nothing sexual ofc) and then disregards them, that is when i really took offense and blew up at her, told her "do not do that crap around me, it's sickening to observe, what is wrong with you, you date lowly White males and do not even give Black males a chance but gladly accept any offerings they may extend to you knowing full well it is their yearning for you that prompts them to offer it in the first place, you have not had bad experiences with Black males whereas you have a series of it with White males yet you continue your 'i see only White' charade, i do not understand this way of yours and believe me i have been trying to find an ounce of sense to it and there is none whatsoever nope, i ask again what the hell is wrong with you woman!?! I mean i know i am not male so am spared from being given your 'Black male treatment' but girl you come across to have a self hate thing which makes me wonder what you think of me being that i am also of Black race, tell me do you believe that we are beneath the White race? Because i do not know about you but i am pretty certain i most definitely am not". Even had to spare my older brother from her and i usually try to spare people from him lol, he is the arrogant type, looks good, yeah i can admit that, and so do many foolish women but we are working on humbling his darn arrogance lol. Anyway back to point, I personally date and embrace all, am all about variety, they say it's the spice of life right. It's funny my dating history, i have dated more Black males than White, but my first love was White, i effed that up with regret because he really was the best but i was just finding my femininity then as i only had just began dating and was overwhelmed by it all so ended up pushing him away. But i try to make every experience a learning curve to do better. If i were to judge then i would honestly say i've had better treatment and appreciation in an interracial relationship. Now the fact that i have dated more Black men than White does not mean that is my racial preference, i have no racial/color preference, just so happens i am in a setting of my own race more often hence the chances of my dating a Black guy would be greater. No race is above the other so far as i am concerned, take Taye Diggs and Channing Tatum, now those 2 are on opposite ends both racially and colorwise but damn would i have both equally any day, any time, forever on standby for them XD .... Anywho if you read all of the above then thanks :) i will conclude with i endeavor to end up with whom ever treats me the best in as many aspects of my being as possible. I also believe in giving as good as i get so yes i know i have my part to play naturally and i do be best to deliver, may you all do the same no matter what sex or race you are or he/she is.

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  30. Posted: 19 Oct 13

    Anyone who would NEVER date a member of their own race is intentionally discriminatory. There is no reason to condone this self loathing racist mentality. It's one thing to be open to dating other races, but quite another to say you find no one attractive within your race or culture. I don't hear this ignorance coming from White people. Thus far, I have never heard of a White man or woman say they would never ever date a member of their own race. They often say the PREFER to date interracially for various reasons, but none of which is self loathing. I find this type of racist mentality quite disturbing in 2013. If people stopped the hating, they would find all races attractive, including their own. Wholesale stereotyping people is just plain wrong, no matter who is doing it. I hope Black people stop all of this foolish talk.

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  31.   whiteshirt says:
    Posted: 18 Oct 13

    I dated black men because that's what society dictated at the time, I have also dated white men. and I found that I am just more attracted to white men than I am black men. They just seem to treat me the way I feel that a woman should be treated, I have never gotten that from any black man that I have dated, now that I am older, I just don't care what anyone else thinks, I looking for that special someone, and I hope he is white.

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  32. Posted: 16 Sep 13

    My attraction to white men began when I was in 5th grade. I had a white, bright blue-eyed playmate named Donnie S. Whenever Donnie would talk to me, he would gaze straight into my eyes with strong eye contact. It bought on the "puppy love flutters" because his eyes were so beautiful! I began to notice that the black boys had little or no eye contact. Since then, my pleasures and passion for love stem from the white boy whose soul I can see through their bright colored eyes. But its not just their eyes that has stolen my heart, but the ones I've been involved withneed to look so much more different than blacks go out of their way

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  33.   DJD2013 says:
    Posted: 08 Sep 13

    (I think I'm on a roll today.) I have two other siblings and our parents are from the South. They raised us in Chicago, sent us to very, heavily mixed catholic schools for two reasons. 1.) a better education. 2.) To be around and learn about kids from every culture, religious background, race, country, creed, etc....they wanted us to grow up and see the individual, not the person's skin alone. And they made a good choice. Of course, as we got older, teenagers and into adult life, we began dating people of every race. Being from Chicago, I know i ran into dilemmas with black men all the time while dating them and while dating other men as well. From my point of view- clearly it's only mine, I will tell you why I will never find myself dating a black man- at least an American one ever again. As I like to put it, it's because they lack mental diversity. They keep themselves in this odd cookie cutter carbon copy like box of life with the same close minded ideology, words, routines, behaviors and expectations. And for me (once again, just me), this is beyond a turn off. And I can happily say that it's not all American black men but the percentage is large. As a black woman who happily dates white men ( ...I'm partial to foreign men if you're reading this post), Asian men, etc., it's because they're are mentally diverse. They are not stuck in the one way, one sided way of living. And another VERY IMPORTANT reason, I believe why some black women only date white men, is because I don't recall there being edict against it. And if there were one, it had better be permanently etched into the sky by the universe for all to see. Even then... I'd still do it.

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  34.   Edna65 says:
    Posted: 07 Sep 13

    I am amending my remark about giving up on men of color. I am not giving up. But I simply do not hold onto a lot of hope and belief that a blk man will ask me out. I'd like to be in a relationship, and preferably with someone attracted to me for all of the right reasons.

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  35.   Edna65 says:
    Posted: 07 Sep 13

    I am attracted to men. It just happens that men of color have never been attracted to me. Even as a youngster I was always aware of having more white male friends than any other ethnic group. I believe in being attracted to a person, not simply 'color'. But I've given up on men of color. They simply are not attracted to me. I have enjoyed the company of men of many different races and I seem to 'synch' with white men. My preference would be for a kind and smart man period.

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  36.   statician says:
    Posted: 03 Sep 13

    I just need a white boy in my life forever the rest i don't care.

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    • black3143 says:
      Posted: 26 Feb 14

      It's nice to have a man that works for a living.

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      • ninjadaddy says:
        Posted: 15 Apr 14

        I have a degree, a job as an administrator for a local government agency, and I'm black. So what are you trying to insinuate?

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    • tallanhansum says:
      Posted: 16 Mar 14

      I'm a white man an I would like to. Find someone like u

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  37.   Agirlygirl says:
    Posted: 02 Sep 13

    The first male I remember ever kissing was a white boy around the corner from school, while waiting for my Mom to lockup her classroom. I was soooo scared. Since then, I have always been attracted to white guys. It was a white husband who warmed the bed sheets, in the winter months, for me when ready for bed....it was a white man that warmed towels for me and wrapped them around my body, after helping me out o:-) f the tub....it was a white man who made coffee every morning and brought it to me while my derrire was on the throne in the bathroom...it was a white man who buckled me in a car for safety....it was a white man who first cooked for me, outside of my black daddy, who was the first. It was a white man who bought me flowers every week....it was a white man who took care of me financially, without question. We are no longer together because he was a jealous and possessive man and it outweighed all of the niceties. White men have been kinder, more gentle, more loving to me. If a black man showed me the above kindness, I would be attracted to him as well. But all I get in the end is "you think you're better than me cause you were raised in an all white community". I'm so tired of that mentality. Any good white men out there looking for or wanting a loving black woman?

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  38. Posted: 26 Aug 13

    I do not discriminate but I prefer to date white men. I love the way they treat me and they also accept my child!!! I have dated two white guys before and I loved it !!!

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  39.   dave_74 says:
    Posted: 26 Aug 13

    I say to each their own and you don't have to justify what you are attracted to, to anyone except yourself.

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  40.   khouri62 says:
    Posted: 25 Aug 13

    I have been attracted to white males my whole life. As a small child in elementary school, I realized this. My mother dated several caucasian & latino males & without her saying, I knew this was her preference. I am physically attracted to white males mainly & I have did tons of soul searching trying to figure out why. Even in my own mind it became tangled & confusing. I don't know how to change who I am attracted to.

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    • Marousia says:
      Posted: 21 Oct 13

      Khouri62, I completely understand. It's society, some friends, family members, etc., who will have you questioning your preferences or who try to make you feel you're betraying a whole group of people. We choose for ourselves everyday, what we want to eat, wear, the music we enjoy, infinitum without asking for permission from someone else or feeling the need to justify. This really is no different. Just because we are identified with a particular group of people or culture doesn't mean we must all like the same things. That would be ridiculous and totally unrealistic. We are individuals and first and foremost, regardless of color, we are human beings. - M

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  41.   Agness14 says:
    Posted: 22 Aug 13

    i realy love this article.my dream husband is a white guy.i love them because they know how to appreciate and treat a woman like a lady.

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  42. Posted: 15 Aug 13

    In high school I was only interested in White men, I had mostly white friends, some black but I was always comfortable with white people. Im Irish, Native American and black. After high school and how my mom's side of the family was I started dating black men and have been very unsuccessful in finding a good one. Now I'm a single mom of a three year old. So since 2012 I started to date outside my race and I'm feel more comfortable, to me; Men of different race are more understanding, loving than the black men I've been with. My son's father who is black has only seen him once in his life and now we don't even communicated, he left me pregnant to cheat on me and now my son and their daughter are three months to the day apart! Just last year I dated a black man and he left a bad taste in my mouth to where I NEVER want to date a black man again. But that is my opinion! But I am much happier with dating other race of men and I wouldn't change it.!

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  43.   Silverelite says:
    Posted: 13 Aug 13

    The women that are the topic of this dissuasion; your attention is cordially invited to my profile! -SILVERELITE

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  44.   Arcee says:
    Posted: 27 Jul 13

    preference no doubt. Although until recently, I've only pursued dating black men. Once I lifted the veil and started dating non black men (preferably white) I just found myself being more attracted to white men. I like their style, and it fits mine. IMHO. That's not to say that the brothas aren't just as fabulous, but I had to admit that I just preferred white men. I like your article because your friend is very similar to my experience. My first crush was a white man (Christopher Reeve as Superman, LOL) Then Richard Gere, and countless others. Of course I had my black man crushes along the way, LL Cool J, Bobby Brown, Shemar Moore, Blair Underwood, etc.I still come back to white men. Perhaps Christopher Reeve's sexy superman set a preference in me that he had no idea would last into my adulthood. But, I don't hate on anyone that has a preference, even the brotha's whom many of my friends have a problem with them dating white women, or non black women. I am no such hypocrite. We only have one life, and I believe we should go where our heart and lets be real loins lead us. LOL.

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  45.   betrand13 says:
    Posted: 07 May 13

    I am so happy after reading all this comment... I think there's noting wrong for a white woman dating Black men... it's all base on your choice and happiness. and that you can find every were you look even in the land of the cripple.... mine self ever since i was a kid i always dream of a white woman even till date.. and is not about my black woman but about my choice and as God may have it. cos without God we are noting. i believe there's someone out there for everyone be you white or black !

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  46. Posted: 19 Apr 13

    When I was young we were religious and we had friends of all different races. In my neighborhood it was the same. In my religion there were 2 black guys who were just my friends. I didn't think of them in a romantic way and my dad was trying to push me into dating them. He got mad at me for dating white guys only and said, "why don't you give brothers a chance." I was always interested in white guys even as a young girl, and I guess he never understood that. In high school it was the same. A lot of the black guys never took me seriously and I use to think that they really didn't care about me. The white guys paid more attention to me. When I was 23 I placed personal ads looking for mostly Italian guys. My first guy which was mostly a sexual thing was the one I loved but he didn't feel the same way. I found out that he did care but was uneasy about the interracial thing. Now this is a guy who said to me, "you will never get an Italian guy to love you." I eventually came to my senses and moved on still searching for a white man. I feel that even though I had a bad experience with him, I will always date them because they see me differently. And I did eventually marry an Italian guy. Even though we are divorced we are still friends. You should never need a man to validate you, but it's nice to have a man pay you a compliment and appreciate you.

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  47.   wintersrose says:
    Posted: 01 Apr 13

    No one ever questions your favorite ice cream. So, why do we concern ourselves with dating preferences? Some men like women with short hair. Some women like men with beards (I'm one of them). Im holding out for my tall blue-eyed guy who will wake me with french toast and poetry. I've always been attracted to men outside of my race. I've never felt it was taboo. I simply like what I like. And by the way, vanilla ice cream is my all time favorite.

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  48.   Magnetic13 says:
    Posted: 20 Mar 13

    I love learning about another person's culture! I give that credit to my mother who was a college student while we grew and she had various races of friends over to study and babysit us while she studied. I know I am attracted to a different race of man for the obvious differences we would have, but will love any race of man because of his character.

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  49.   XnChristine says:
    Posted: 10 Mar 13

    I am so happy to read all of these comments from black sisters who prefer white men! I am white and married a black man 36 years ago. We got a lot of anger from black sisters, and I felt very guilty that I had cheated my black sisters of an available black man. Well, now it looks like things are evening out--I see more black women with white men--so I am very happy and relieved. Thank you all for sharing so honestly!

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  50. Posted: 24 Feb 13

    I've read this thread and some of the comments. Its a intriguing topic and I see a lot of different viewpoints which has been very informative. As a Black man, I can never hold to thee claim of dating any one particular race. I just never felt the desire to limit myself in such a manner, especially since there are so many beautiful women in every ethnic group and culture. Personally, it doesn't matter who you choose to date because we all have our own perceptions on whats we find beautiful and attractive. Also, I would like to congratulate the lovely couple featured in the highlighted article as well as all of those who have successfully found love. I also would like to wish you all the very best in life and that your unions are both fulfilling and everlasting. To share a few of my experiences, my first crush was with a Korean girl in junior high school and my first official date was with my high school sweetheart, a beautiful Black woman. After graduation from high school, I left home and attended college where I dated a beautiful White woman, whom then went back to her home state of Ohio. I then dated a beautiful Puerto Rican woman and we stayed together until I ended up going home and going into the military. Of course then as I traveled across the country, as well as out of the country, I dated women from all walks of life. I ended up settling with my current partner, a beautiful Asian woman, whose character is definitely the highlight of her beauty. Of course, race really shouldn't be an issue, but unfortunately for some, it remains to be a huge issue. I commend you also dzNola and wish you all the success in your new marriage. It kind of surprised me when you stated that most of your negative experiences were from Black men. As a Black man, I do apologize for the ignorance they displayed to you as well as assure you that you wont have to worry about such negativity from me. I have to admit that for some reason, most of my negative experiences came from various groups which was influenced by whatever part of the country I was in. Basically the negative feedback we received came from two groups, mostly Black women from up north and mostly White men down south. Were currently in her native country of the Philippines and we have for the most part had pleasant experiences, only two negative experiences in almost six months. It has been a breath of fresh air to not have to be confronted with glaring stares and ignorant remarks. I'm not certain when we will return to the US but I can definitely tell you that were not looking forward to the immature and uneducated outbursts that seem to be customary among our nation's ignorant. I can only begin to imagine what you will have to endure when she arrives and I can only hope that it will be non existent. But since that assumption is unrealistic I can only hope that you and your wife will remain strong and educate those minds of lesser character. That's the advice I can give to you and to all the beautiful Black ladies in this forum who have to endure the negative comments of the lower members of our Black race. We've been together now for eight great years and still we grow stronger with each passing day. I wish the same for you all and through endurance and education can we forge togetherness and hopefully eradicate these injustices.

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