This question is a three parter.
1. Would you date outside your race?
2. Would you date outside your religion?
3. If your parents don't like you dating outside your race would you still date that person?
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1. I'm black/ African American and yes I would. I have only dated outside my race so far.
2. That's tough. As an atheist, I'm out numbered, obviously. I prefer to date other atheists or agnostics, but I'm open to dating people who believe in other things. (I have dated people who are not atheists or agnostics before.) They just probably won't be devoutly religious. I don't see that working - I'm very anti-religion in general, but especially against the mainstream, monotheistic religions. In the face of devotion to god and religion, I find I'm more likely to have major disagreements on things like politics and morals. People who tend to be very into traditional Christian teachings, for example, tend to have different morals and beliefs than I do. I'm also bisexual and very into the lgbt community so I can't tolerate any homophobic or anti-homosexuality beliefs in my relationships either. That's one of the many ugly qualities I tend to find in people who are heavily religious and take god and religion very seriously. Opposites attract sometimes but I think the best relationships, even with opposites attracting, involve people who have the same fundamental ideas and morals in common.
Other than that, it isn't my ideal, but I can live with it as far as dating is concerned. Its probably a good thing, in a way. Marriage and children, on the other hand...that's an entirely different ball park. Lol
3. I've always been my own person. I associate with many people my parents don't approve of and I've been in relationships they disapprove of as well (ESPECIALLY the lesbian relationships, they hate that). I follow my heart where it leads me because at the end of the day I have to live with the happiness or dissatisfaction resulting from my decisions. If I miss out on someone I like of any race, culture, or gender because I'm trying to be what someone wants me to be, I can only blame myself when regret settles in. They'll be fine and live their lives while I look like the stupid bitch who couldn't make her own decisions. I feel bad at times because I am so independent in terms of my beliefs and choices, but even my mom said she admires that about me, that I always stand up for what I believe in. My parents don't have a problem with race, but if they did, it still wouldn't matter. I love them but I can't live FOR them.0