We're proud to say that the interracial dating community on Elite Singles is thriving, and our intelligent matchmaking system is premised on the very idea that long-lasting love simply isn't skin deep...
It's fair to say that our interracial dating community represents the enlightened majority in American society.
But be wary of those who only see interracial dating as 'exotic', who fetishize being with someone of a different race, or are merely rebelling against their family - they're clearly in it for the wrong reasons.
It's perhaps best not to advertize the fact you're looking for a particular race or ethnicity, since this increases your chances of encountering this wrong set of people.
The very first matchmaking websites (Match, Plenty Of Fish, e Harmony) came about in the mid-90s.
Their products have evolved a lot over the years, going from the old-fashioned personal ad layouts to the complex enhanced matchmaking systems they are now.
Because anyone who's experienced black and white dating will know that the problems interracial couples face are seldom with each other.
The outlook for interracial relationships has improved dramatically over the past 50 years, but there's room for even more acceptance.
In the biggest, most liberal cities, stigma is hardly a problem at all.
Of course, having abuse hurled at you by total strangers is still a sad possibility, but thankfully a much rarer one these days.
When you're still single, and your black & white dating story is still at a speculative stage, you're best served by keeping an open-mind.