Who Are Considered Black?
No matter the nationality, “Black” is referred to people of African descent with dark-skinned. “African American” however is used for people who were born in the United States and have African ancestry.
Black Dating & Legalization of Interracial Marriage
Interracial marriage and relationship especially between black and white individuals was illegal in the U.S. until 1967 when the Supreme Court decided prohibiting people from getting married because of their race is the violation of the 14th amendment.
Statics show that since then opposition to interracial marriage still exists, but it is quite small.
Although Black Dating can be more difficult for couples in a relationship because of feeling judged in public or negative stereotypes, it can introduce you to new cultures and tradition and broaden your horizon.
Below can find some beneficial advice for Black Dating to have a healthy relationship:
Mutual respect is one of the key factors in successful Black Dating.
Showing respect in your relationship means you appreciate them and love them unconditionally.
If your date or partner makes decisions without asking for your opinion on the matter or having a discussion, your relationship lacks mutual respect.
The same can be said if you belittle your partner or have a demeaning behavior toward him or her.
Respect is a two-way street so if you want to be respected, you’ve got to be respectful.
No relationship has ever survived without open communication.
If a conflict with your Black Date isn’t solved properly, it will cause a serious damage to the relationship which may even lead to its downfall.
Communication helps to avoid misunderstanding and mistrust and developing your communication skills shows that you respect and value your partner and their feelings and opinions.
Don’t be afraid to share your thoughts and feelings, whether negative or positive, with each other.
Every once in a while sit down with your Black Date talk about your goals in the relationship, your expectations and what you think can strengthen your bond but be careful not to start important conversations at a time when either of you is stressed, hungry, or preoccupied with something else.
Listen to your partner as listening improves your relationship and shows your attentiveness and respect.
We as humans have different personalities and thought process and none of us is immune to making mistakes.
Making mistakes in the relationship is completely normal but individuals should take responsibility for the mistakes and try to make up for it to be forgiven.
Forgiving has proven to be beneficial to physical, emotional and mental well-being of couples but it can be one of the hardest things to do in a relationship if your partner has done something to upset you.
Remember that forgiveness is not forgetting, condoning or excusing the action or mistake; but the conscious decision to let go of negative feelings such as anger, resentment and hostility so you can feel empathy and compassion toward your date.