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Reading on relationships for Black History Month

Here are some of my favourite novels written by authors of colour that taught me something about relationships. Research shows that reading is a great way to develop your understanding of people who are both the same as and different from you. And reading about relationships that are outside your social circles is a powerful […]

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Why you should talk to your White partner about race

Prince Harry recently admitted that he had no awareness of unconscious bias until he met Meghan. Interracial or interethnic couples still face overt and subtle forms of racism, research shows. But, like Harry, these relationships can have benefits close to home and in the wider community.

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Can dating change the world?

We are more open to dating outside our ethnic group than you might think. And dating has the potential to break down barriers in society. So take up the challenge to be more open-minded in our dating!

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Can you help who you’re attracted to?

When I started dating after a twenty year relationship, and after I had got through my Tinder phase, I tried OKCupid. There were lots of questions. Could I date a smoker? Did I care about their height? Was it essential that they had a degree? It all seemed a bit like shopping, reducing people down […]

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Expanding your dating pool

When you set up a profile on a dating app, you may be asked to filter out people who are the wrong age or too far away. Perhaps you don’t want to date a smoker, or someone who is keen to have children. But some dating apps still allow you to filter out profiles by […]

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Mixed race dating: Meghan and her white fiancé and #Hashtag Lightie

Mixed race dating If you haven’t been to see #Hashtag Lightie at the Arcola Theatre, Dalston, London it runs until 2nd December 2017. Written by Lynette Linton and directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair, it’s a funny, moving play with some great acting and characterisation, all about the experience of being mixed race in London, with some interesting insights […]

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Diversity in your dating

Online dating can broaden our horizons At last – a study that shows that we are more likely to date people from different ethnic groups when we’re online dating, compared with other more traditional dating methods! Pre-internet, partners were similar to us In the past, we were likely to pick a partner similar to us […]