Interracial dating pitfalls
Mormons are encouraged to avoid dating before they are sixteen years old and to avoid 'steady' or serious romantic relationships until marriage age (generally when they return from mission service at age 20 or 21).Mormons believe that dating is to learn how to properly treat someone of the opposite gender and to explore different personality traits that they desire in a spouse, not to fulfill romantic or sexual desires.
When you truly love someone, it's easy to overlook superficial differences like race or language. Before you get yourself involved in an interracial relationship, you need to know the possible advantages and disadvantages of this kind of dating to help you prepare for prejudice, stigma and other negative reactions you may face as an interracial couple.
This can also be a problem with men, such as you getting shunned by your girlfriend’s male friends.
We stick to our “tribes” and people feel rejected or jealous when they see someone from “their tribe” dating someone who looks different.
You might have to adjust your relationship to avoid the discomfort and general displeasure of society.
Yes, it sucks to let bigots dictate your life, but it is difficult not to let racism ruin your evening.