As the term suggests, interracial dating simply means choosing and taking a partner who belongs to a race other than one's own. Although interracial dating almost always means black and white relationships, the definition of this term is actually extended to White and Asian couples, black and Asian couples, Asian and Hispanic couples, and the list is endless.
There really is no definite explanation as to why people choose to date interracially. To most, it really is just about that thing called love. These are the people who are true believers of love as universally existing emotion that sees beyond religion, status, culture, and most especially race. There are, however, constantly cited reasons why a particular person will choose to date someone from different race. Let us take the female point of view.
First is that women find men from another race attractive. Of course, it doesn't mean that she doesn't find mean from her own race attractive. It just means that her senses are awakened by the sight of a man belonging to a different race. She sees in him the kind of beauty she is magnetized to. Needless to say, it really is just a matter of preference. Attractiveness is dependent mainly on the looker. And attractiveness, like beauty and sexiness, varies from one person to another.
Woman may also find the mystery and excitement of dating a guy from a different race most interesting. She focuses her attention on him because she believes that there are many fascinating things to find out about the childhood and background given to him by his parents and/or grandparents. Mystery is one of women's favorite things and this is perhaps one of the top things that will keep her pushing through with relationship, interracial or otherwise.
Furthermore, women are fascinated by the different cultures and traditions across the entire world. They want to get to know as many ways of life as possible. Dating interracially allows her to experience and explore these cultures.
Some women, on the other hand, date and marry interracially because of the good genes it may provide. If she finds herself genetically compatible with a man from another race, then she is encouraged to push through with a relationship with him. She would like her children to inherit quality physical, mental, and emotional charactaristics such as a healthy medical history, an intelligent and creative mind, and a sensitive nature.
While others are serious about interracial dating and see it in a committed relationship, others are just doing it for the cool image it brings. They see interracial dating as a trend and would like to try and see for themselves what all the fuss really is about. And if destiny has always meant it, they may actually find true love.
In the end, the only factor that stands out is love. Race is just one of the many ways used to describe a partner, like left-handed, bright, or kind.