When you’re biracial, people ask you about your sexual performance and compare you to the first stereotypes they learned in a grade-school bathroom. You have to explain certain family customs that are sometimes foreign to your partner. There are times you'll be on a date that gets ruined because of a tense conversation. You meet a nice girl, but her family isn't comfortable with you. I've been broken up with because someone who had never met my family decided they wouldn't all get along.
It starts with some self-love
Of course, unless you’re biracial you can't fully relate to what I'm saying. And that's the damn truth of the matter: it is what it is.
Dating is just different.
As much as people want you to believe we live in a hand-holding society where blacks, whites, Jews, Latinos, Asians, and even Muslims gather in circles to sing "Kumbaya" and become background actors for various commercials, I want you to know: the rumors are simply untrue. Yes, dating is dating regardless of one's ethnic blend. We're all prone to judgments, anxieties, and insecurities. At the end of the day, suffice it to say everyone just wants to be appreciated for who they are... and all the better if the person doing the appreciating of me is good in the sack. But biracial people are a mixed bag with a unique set of challenges, more explaining to do, and more understanding to be gained.