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InterracialCupid, Thought About A Mixed-Race Relationship?

InterracialCupid, Thought About A Mixed-Race Relationship?

Interracial relationships can be challenging for many reasons – yet that does not stop people experimenting. InterracialCupid is one such dating service designed especially for people who want to date across racial or cultural lines. What you can find there are men and women open to exploring new relationships with people of different colors and races and overcoming the many predjudices.

Mixed Race Romances

Let’s say you’re curious about interracial dating and want to give it a go. Well, this is my personal experience of this one particular website.

You could simply go to a mainstream site like Match.com and write on your profile that you’re looking for someone of a certain color or race.

When I first checked out InterracialCupid, I was surprised to see such a wide mix of ethnic backgrounds. You are able to state on your profile what ethnicity exactly you are looking for. However, many people do seem to leave that question open, and are willing to explore.

One thing about InterracialCupid that you need to be aware of is that they sell themselves as a place where you can find a relationship. They strongly discourage people who’re looking for hook-ups and casual flings. That doesn’t stop a few people from going down that route however.

mobil-interracialcupOf course, you will find some looking for, well let’s say physical fulfillment and not much else. You can usually tell these folks from their personality questionnaire, or lack of – as well as scant details in their profiles.

In my opinion, the community area is pretty easy to get the hang of, and that’s the best place to start – all of the important links are on your account’s home page. You register initially as a basic member – that gives you the option to view everything and do the following:

  • Create a picture profile
  • Do any kind of search – username, tag, extended
  • Send emails to any full member
  • Read messages from any full member
When you become a full member, that gives you the ability to send anyone messages as well as access premium services like video mail. It also allows you to complete your personality section so that you can use the site’s matchmaking system.

You can of course find your own matches using the regular search. But the tailor made matchmaking system can work well and point you in the direction of people you hadn’t previously considered.

The advantage of using an Interracial singles website like this is that everyone is there for the same reason.

Relationships

When I did a few searches in my neighborhood, the most common relationship sought by far seems to be black men/white women. But there were a bunch of others too including white men looking for Asian women, and Indian men looking for white women. In my experience of this, men tend to be the more adventurous sex and open to new suggestions. Women I came across on the other hand were usually on the look out for men of races they’ve already dated.

Is it Worth It?

This is not a huge site by any stretch of the imagination. You could simply go to a mainstream site like Match.com and write on your profile that you’re looking for someone of a certain color or race. The advantage of using an Interracial singles website like this is that everyone is there for the same reason. This means you don’t have to sift through reams of inappropriate or unsuitable profiles. Which one you choose however is more a personal choice.

About Betty Zhao

Betty Zhao is an avid journalist. She writes on love and relationships. She studied in Hong Kong and has spent time working London, Chicago, and Dublin. In her spare time, she cooks and cares for her elderly relatives.

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