I'm only asking this because it seems to be the 'norm' now to date out of ones race. My boyfriend and I are both the same race (different nationality), but we don't usually get the aw's and the Oh's like my friends who're in interracial relationships do. Everyday online I'm seeing an interracial couple and everyone is so intrigued by it like its something out of a storybook. Interracial couples walk down the street and everyone is smiling at them and their babies get called "cute" just for being rich. I personally have nothing against it AT ALL, I just want to know why people are so obsessed with it.
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Relationships should never be about style, but about mutual attraction and affection.4
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It's an interesting thing. I think we are wired to "ooh" and "ah" over seeing this because interracial marriage/dating was not widely accepted, socially speaking, until a couple of decades ago. I also think a lot of people in my generation (I'm 30) were pressured by their parents (or encouraged at the very least) to date/marry within their race; I believe it may still be common. So that's why I think so many people are so obsessed with the idea.2