Interracial couples have shared some of the issues they face being together.
Whether it’s cultural differences, family acceptance or opposition from complete strangers, people have taken to Reddit to share some home truths about dating or marrying someone of a different race.
“I am white, she is black. Taking selfies in the sun is a bitch, the picture either turns out way too dark or way too bright.”
“People of your SO’s race hitting on them right in front of you because they don’t think you’re together.”
“I am a black woman married to a Korean man… The stares. OMG the stares we get. We might as well be martians. We don’t even need to be doing anything special, just walking in the mall, or down the street. People openly gawk.”
“My husband and I went to Disney World with my side of the family. So there’s 11 black people and only 1 white man. We’re in line and when it’s our turn for the ride, they always cut the line off when it got to him. Even after telling the ticket person there were 12 in our group.”
“Trying to explain to my kids what they actually are. I’m half black & half Indian(India), my wife is half black & half white.”
“I am a white woman with Mexican husband. My father disowned me. Good riddance.”
“I’m Chinese and my wife is Thai… so mainly we fight about the proper temperature of tea and the texture of rice.”
“I didn’t expect to have to confirm that we were a couple….a lot.”
“Food. It can be trying to agree on this sometimes. Our fridge is east meets west.”
“White guy, Asian Wife. Two kids have red and blond hair. My wife is constantly offered babysitting jobs because people see her taking care of her own god damn children.”
“He’s black, I’m asian… An old black male security guard came up to us once and said, “ Y’all both take care of each other. Don’t let anyone get to you.” It was very sweet.”