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Tips for dating a black man

In Rochester everyone appeared to me as clones, walking down school halls clad in American Eagle apparel with Aroma Joe’s coffee cups in hand, but at TU everything clicked.

While some people smiled at us as we held hands in D. or walked side by side around the Inner Harbor, others just stared with disapproving eyes.

The thing is, people were tolerant, but they were not always accepting.

It put me in a box, limiting me in ways I didn’t realize until recently.

The more attention I received from black men, the less white men wanted to talk to me, as if I had been eternally branded as a traitor.

After deciding to enroll at Towson University, friends of mine joked about me going to “the hood” and the violence in the Baltimore area, but I was never worried.

Fitting into this lifestyle felt more natural to me than living in Rochester ever did.

They seemed to be intimidated by my dozens of Facebook pictures with darker men, causing them to run before they even got to know me.

“They’re riddled with sexually transmitted diseases” one ignorant guy messaged me on Tinder after seeing a single picture of me with black guys on my profile.

He showed me new music, food, and gave me a new perspective to consider.

His family welcomed me with open arms and I am a better person because of it.

Flo Rida’s “Can’t Believe It” flowed through party speakers with its lyrics “Damn that white girl got some a** I don’t believe it” and “black girl got some a** it ain’t no secret”, taking me back to feelings of insecurity I started having as a little kid.