The growth of interracial relationships in the last 20 years certainly demonstrates that we've progressed towards accepting these kinds of relationships and racial equality overall, but we have a long way to go.

A few years ago there was this data from OkCupid about black women not being approached on dating sites. Here is the thing, forget media sensationalization and the hype. You are in the game when it comes to love.

Today the race mixing that supremacists feared is growing apace, and interracial dating, marriage, adoption and friendship are occurring at rates that were unfathomable 50 years ago. However, contrary to predictions, there were no differences in perceptions of intraracial couples. OkCupid data recently revealed that while users claim to be open-minded, racial background makes a difference for matching. So despite the persistence of bias against interracial couples, the number of multiracial people in the U.S. will only continue to grow – which bodes well for interracial couples. Interracial dating is on the rise, but it hasn't ended racism. There is a lot of data out there about love, marriage, and black women. Being in an interracial marriage had stronger effects on perceptions of men than women, and different effects on perceptions of minority group men than majority group men on dimensions of perceived racial identity and comfort with same-race others. “Interracial relationships don’t work.” I’ve heard that from various people all my life. Well, while dating outside of your race might demonstrate that you are open-minded, at the end of the day, interracial relationships won't necessarily "solve" racism.