A fetish is purely sexual and the person will be attracted to ALL people of that race/appearance regardless of the person.By comparison, attraction is often just the spark which initiates a romance. If they don’t think your interracial relationship is based on a fetish, they might think it is a status thing, or a “come up.”This is most seen in interracial relationships with white women and black men.After a quick chat with some other interracial couples, I realized my experiences were not unique.These are eight seemingly innocent questions that have deeper, darker implications for interracial couples.1.
The Internet is full of all sorts of untrue stereotypes that are passed off as "facts."Don't ask me if my Japanese fiancé is a work-a-holic with a small penis who loves to drink sake, kill whales and pressure his wife (me) to do housework all day. By only dating white men, I would be cutting out a whole group of viable dating candidates. In this day and age where divorce is becoming the norm, I'm more worried about making it to our 10-year anniversary than whether or not my possible future children will get bullied because of their mixed heritage. I grew up all over the globe (Texas, Ghana, Japan) and saw racism in all sorts of forms.
I can never tell if they are staring and thinking: Questions that are OK to ask: How did you two meet?
People love to hear love stories, regardless of race.
What is your favorite part of your partner's culture?
There is no judgment in this question, rather the person is genuinely curious to learn something about a foreign culture. Much like the other two questions, this is simple curiosity.