Interracial Love: The male perspective!
Being in an interracial romantic relationship can be a happy journey. However, it can be a challenge at the same time. Diversity is a word that we heard in our lives on a daily basis. Now, how can we talk about cultural diversity and love? How these two concepts can work out together?. Yes, it sounds exciting, and if you have been living in Texas for a while, you know that it is common to see interracial couples everywhere. We love Texas and its diversity.
Because women think and talk different than men, I had the curiosity to find out what do men think about their interracial love, how is it for them to have a partner from a different cultural background?. These were some common themes during the interviews:
Questions like what you enjoy the most about your interracial romantic relationship? were asked to men of various ethnicities and the common themes among them was: Learning about each other’s culture, food, language and cultural “norms” that may be different. Also we asked them how they maintain an interracial healthy relationship with their partners?, and they agreed on being patient and open-minded, “The cultural differences can be a source of education, character building and honestly a source of enjoyment” said Frank Edos, African businessman living in Houston and married to a Latin-American woman. These anecdotes show us that love can have many languages, different flavors and a myriad of shapes, still it is a beautiful energy that motivates us. Embrace your culture, love it, and share it.
Author: Melissa Toro