Fans see its effects in modern films, like Jordan Peele’s new hit, “Get Out,” and in commercials for Cheerios and Chase Bank celebrating interracial couples.Real life also shows how far America has come with 15.1% of new marriages in 2010 involving couples of different races or ethnicities.
Interracial personals or Interracial personal ads are personal advertisements intended to find romantic partners or friends of other races.
Interracial personals are a fast-growing niche among internet dating sites.
“You’re a threat to his culture.”“My mama would kill me.”“Your kids will look gorgeous! ”“How big is his…you know…” “How mad are your parents? You didn’t strike me as that type of girl…”No, these are not comments from people in my hometown of Savannah, Georgia, but comments from students at Harvard in response to the fact that my boyfriend is black.
Harvard students have a reputation for being open-minded, but I have experienced countless microaggressions from my peers for being in an interracial relationship.
An online survey conducted in October 2001 found that 49% of students said they had dated someone of a different race. According to one news report, there were 117,000 black wife-white husband couples in the United States in 2006, an increase from 95,000 such couples in 2000. Online interracial dating services assist such people by making it easier for them to find other people interested in interracial relationships.
The use of a site with interracial personals, as opposed to a general internet dating site, can save a person considerable time and effort.
A recent survey found that most users of social network services thought these sites were mildly offensive, although some felt that they are representative of the diversity of the human race and found nothing objectionable about it.
Surveys indicate that many people are interested in dating or marrying people of other races. Supreme Court overturned laws against mixed marriages, there were only 26,000 black wife-white husband couples.
A recent study of Google Ad Sense ads that appeared on interracial dating sites indicated that many of the larger dating sites are trying to cater to this market as well, and some even claim to be interracial dating sites, but users often find themselves sifting through profiles on the major sites such as or Yahoo!