A fetish is purely sexual and the person will be attracted to ALL people of that race/appearance regardless of the person.
By comparison, attraction is often just the spark which initiates a romance. If they don’t think your interracial relationship is based on a fetish, they might think it is a status thing, or a “come up.”This is most seen in interracial relationships with white women and black men.
Yes, relationships are definitely an interesting rollercoaster ride. Well, let's just say it really throws you for some curves. You're opening your eyes and widening your horizons to a whole new world while you're getting to know your partner.
Clay told me the story of a department store employee who was obsessing over Clay’s family and its racial makeup.
The typical advice about interracial dating says to “just ignore it.” In reality, it won’t be so easy.
You might have to adjust your relationship to avoid the discomfort and general displeasure of society.
“He was a white guy who was 19, and he would not let it go! Instead of shunning the curious stranger, they talked to him, and “it turned out that he had just started dating a black woman and was excited to see [our relationship] was working.
It was goofy, awkward, immature, but it came from a genuine place.” You never know.