Interracial Couples on the Rise in the U.S.

According to a recent article published by interracial couples are on the rise in America.  Why all of a sudden are people starting to be more interested in the opposite race.  Considering the old time saying “America is the big melting pot of the world” , this should come to us as no surprise.  We see it all the time, when were out at dinner, watching a movie such as Hitch (starring Will Smith), or  even some of our friends.  But it evokes a different feeling when it hits close to home within our own families.

This may be a sign of racial equality and progression as America leads the way of the future.  According to the US Census Bureau 1 in 10 marriages are interracial. How would you feel if your son or daughter decided to marry outside of their race?  Their are a lot of things that come in to play that one must consider when dating outside of their race. See below

Things to consider when dating outside of your race:

  • Cultural differences
  • Social Acceptance
  • Stereotypes of either race
  • Different religions

Some people dont share the same sentiments as others.  Take a look at this CNN video of R&B singer Jill Scott as she discusses her views on interracial dating.


About 18% of opposite-sex unmarried couples and 21% of same-sex unmarried partners identify themselves as interracial.

The term interracial, as it pertains to the study, is defined as members of a couple identifying as of different races or ethnicity.

Top 4 Interracial Couples In America

1.  Non-Hispanics and Hispanics make up about 45% of opposite race marriages.

2.  Marriages considered multiracial

3. Marriages between whites and Asians

4.  Marriages between blacks and whites


Tell me what you think about interracial dating and marriages. I would love to hear your feedback.

Dr. O

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