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What would your parents think...

If you told them you were dating someone of another race? Now, or when you were younger.

I don't really know why this popped into my head, but I'm curious.
My parents have always seemed really open-minded. Granted, my sisters and I have only ever dated people who were white. Some were of different religions... but all were white. I just feel like they'd be pretty open about it.

Anyone else?


Asked by AdensMama0308 at 10:47 AM on May. 12, 2011 in Just for Fun

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Answers (13)
  • I have dated 2 Asian guys but that's it...if they were black my parents would freak out, probally disown me. I will not be that way with my children, they can date whoever they want.

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:48 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • I think if anything they would be concerned that other people may treat us w predjudice

    Answer by dharmagirl at 10:49 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • I don't think that they would mind but my dad would have to rethink his language since the 'N' word comes out a lot in jokes. Not that he means anything bad about it. he mostly says it because it gets under my skin.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:49 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • well i have never dated outside of my race but then again i have never wanted to..i will say that i have found several of the indian men around here very attractive but i have never dated far as my parents they would not take to kindly to it...they might would be ok with the an indian fella but as far as anything else no

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • Now... they would be furious, because Im married.

    Then.... My dad wouldnt care, my step mom wouldnt care, my mom initially wouldnt care until she spoke to my blankity blank step dad who would throw a small town bigoted hissy fit. The man needs to pull his mid-west head out of his mid-west ass.


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • I think they probably would have preferred another race than my son's sperm donor..............LOL They were full blooded southerners....they had lots of different race friends.......but I don't think they would have "completely" approved if I was with a black man.

    Answer by Dahis at 10:52 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • My parents would be warm and welcoming to anyone I dated (if I wasn't

    Answer by BetcCarter at 10:52 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • I was worried my parents would judge when they met my best friend/roommate, because he's native. My dad grew up with a lot of less-than-appealing native people, but he didn't seem to let that affect his view of my roommate when they met.

    Comment by AdensMama0308 (original poster) at 10:53 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • Well, I'm married to a Caucasian man and I'm Spanish.

    No rifts in my family.

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 10:53 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • I think they would be concerned, just because they know there would be some obstacles. But they would be more concerned about us having the same faith/beliefs.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on May. 12, 2011