I'll start off by saying that I don't intend for this article to speak for all white women/men or all black men/women.
I exclusively dated white men for many years prior to very recently entering the interracial dating scene.
I had a white guy tell me that “7.5 times out of 10, a white girl that's into black guys has very deep rooted daddy issues." What evidence there is to prove this, I don't know.
I happen to have a very good relationship with my father.
And sometimes you surprise yourself and end up being attracted to someone you never thought you would be because they're not traditionally your “type." My white friend who is married to a black man said, “it's just him I fell in love with. " There's this stereotype that white women who date black guys are trying to “show off" or to make white men jealous of black men. Plus, all the males in my family are white and I have nothing but respect for them, so how can I think I'm better than them?
The same goes for black men; their mothers and sisters are black, so they shouldn't think they are above black women by dating white women.
In my eight years of dating white men, I've had equally good and bad experiences, but there was not one single event that made me decide that I'm no longer into white men.
Sometimes people just get bored of dating the same race and want to explore, especially if they grew up in a town that was predominantly one race.
Of course, it's possible that a white woman had a traumatic experience with a white man, which makes her look to other races for love and stability in a relationship; but, this is not always the case.
I'm going to attempt to address and dispel these stereotypes surrounding white women who date black men: According to this Reddit thread, black men go after overweight white women because they have less options, so they take what they can get.
Not that celebrities are always accurate depictions of regular people, but a handful of the Kardashians prove this stereotype to be false.
This is new territory for me, but I think it speaks volumes that I've already discovered that it comes with certain stereotypes attached.
These are some of the stereotypes I've witnessed, along with things people have actually said to me, or things I've read online.
So perhaps color doesn't matter in this case, as long as a woman can find someone who treats her well.