These are some of the stereotypes I've witnessed, along with things people have actually said to me, or things I've read online.

I'm going to attempt to address and dispel these stereotypes surrounding white women who date black men: According to this Reddit thread, black men go after overweight white women because they have less options, so they take what they can get.

a black girl guide to dating a white man-65

“Sorry to break it to you ladies but men are men and that asshole you’re dating comes in many shades.

Since when does “finding you a white guy” mean that you won’t run into the same problems as you did before?

By dating a black man, we don't think that's an extension of “I have black friends, therefore I'm not racist." If we were racist, we wouldn't be dating a black guy in the first place.

Who can really keep up appearances for that long just to prove a point?

This is not to say that white privilege doesn't exist, it just means that white women don't think they can automatically get a black guy just by virtue of being white.

Nor are white women trying to take anything away from black women.

Trust me, if we wanted easy, we would not be dating minorities.

These are just some observations I've made and they obviously do not apply to every interracial dating situation.

Sometimes people just get bored of dating the same race and want to explore, especially if they grew up in a town that was predominantly one race.