It’s a misconception that most people think getting married to a totally different race is a bad idea, most times we tend to judge the book by the cover and always feel that only people from your country are only suitable wife/husband material and others may just not be good enough for you.
Frankly speaking, this is not true as I believe everyone has an interesting personality due to cultural backgrounds, environment, exposure and all sorts.
“People should first look inside themselves before they look at others and judge them. They should remember that a couple is made up of two people, not two races or cultures” [Watts and Henriksen 1999]
Surprisingly, in this present age, the barrier of racial differences has been broken down, thanks to the social media for making the world a realistic global village where connection, interactivity, follow up, monitoring, and communication has spiced up love.
Despite this global village ideology, some people still believe that getting married to a different race may end up in a broken home.
Some common reasons why people still practice interracial marriage this day especially in the 21st century include;
Shared Common Interests:
Most individuals are very keen on getting married to an individual that they share similar interest with regardless of the race they originate from. These set of people, get their sleeve entangled with a person who has a common mind-set with them.
Interest could vary from music, movies, sport, fashion, education, family orientation etc.
Attractiveness of the partner:
Ever taken an in-depth look at a white girl or a black girl before? Her hair, eyebrow, lips, pointed nose, smooth soft skin, curvy hips, then her lovely ascent, my oh my, I can go on and on…
This is very common with the male folks as they are moved by what they see, most men could find a lady from a different race (say Ecuador) very attractive and would want to slay the world to have her.
This is one of the most important reasons why people consider getting married to another race. As economic challenges strangle people, they look for greener pasture and better opportunity to live comfortably.