There are a number of reasons not to date interracially, including for social status, because it’s trendy or to remedy a rocky love life.
Interracial dating isn't without its problems, but today interracial relationships enjoy more support in the United States than they have at any point in history.
While two decades ago, fewer than half of Americans approved of interracial marriage, now 65 percent of all Americans support such relationships, and 85 percent of young people do.
Rather than dating across ethnic lines for validation, such people need to learn how to feel better about who they are.
Seeking therapy, reading up on their cultural background and surrounding themselves with positive images related to their ethnic group may help.
Some people, in contrast, flout their parents’ wishes simply to rebel.