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Interracial Dating Later in Life: Are You Scared to Date a White Boy?

Posted by Christelyn, 13 Aug

Black female baby boomers grew up in a time where race relations in America were tense. Their upbringing was different: All that surrounded them were songs of protest, songs of how black people should be united, speeches by black activists...

How would one be comfortable being with a white man when all they were surrounded by and taught growing up was to "stick to your own?

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The thing is, many black women of this generation are very hesitant to date interracially or marry interracially.

Here's an interview with a 62-year-old baby boomer who married a white guy. She has some important perspectives and advice to give.

Christelyn Karazin is the co-author of Swirling: How to Date, Mate and Relate, Mixing Race, Culture and Creed. She also operates the popular blog, Beyond Black & White, and operate the first forum dedicated to black women interested and/or involved in interracial relationships.

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  1.   HeyLaSoul says:
    Posted: 6 days ago

    I’d first started dating out in my mid and late 20s. Didn’t really hit it off but when I was 30 entered a relationship with a partner from India. I stopped dating out around after then. I should have continued but it seemed to be a lot of work to date men who had never dated black women before. But I also wasn’t ready at the time we were together to put effort in to grow as a partnership. I date out almost exclusively in my early 40s. Not an issue with being scared but as another article mentioned I prefer to date men who have dated black women before. Years later this is still my preference. I feel more comfortable and there is less conflict. Esp now with the current political and racial climate. I don’t want to teach and train a man to date me at this age. Some men are rigid in their thinking and ideologies by my age and older.

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