I personally think it's absolutely okay. I'm Bengali (it's a south Asian country for those of you who do not know) and I don't mind dating someone with different beliefs or race, although my parents are absolutely NOT okay with it. I think it's fine as long as there's respect and understanding in the relationship, although I have heard that some people find it hard to adjust.
So how do you guys feel about it?
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Different race - no problem. I'm white and I've dated white, black, Asian, and American Indian women.
Different religion - that's tricky. It's my belief that religion is a crutch for the weak and insecure on an individual level and a tool for social manipulation and power collection at the institutional level. However I also believe there's more to the universe than we observe with our limited set of senses. Therefore it's difficult for me to respect any person who can name their religion, including atheism, enough to consider a relationship with them. I don't consider my agnosticism to be a religion, but I would have a very difficult time dating someone who didn't consider themselves to be agnostic.1