Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Male Reader Wants To Start an Interracial Couples Group...But He’s In Omaha!

Hello my fellow swirlers.  Recently I received an email from a male reader that I wish to share with you. 

Joe from Omaha, Nebraska writes:

Hello, I came across your article about interracial couples.  I am white and prefer to date outside my race.  Although I see a fair amount of mixed couples here in Omaha there seems to be a lot of blacks, Hispanics and whites who don't accept it.  I thought about starting a group for people here that are interested in interracial dating but given the circumstances I'm not sure how well that would go over…
My response:

Hi Joe,

Thanks for writing!  You said that you've seen mixed couples in your area? Well that's a good thing! I wouldn’t focus too much on those who don't accept it because they won’t be your target audience anyway. Have you thought about starting a Facebook Group or a Myspace Page specifically targeted to those who have a genuine interest in IRR couples/dating? The Facebook option is great because you can get lots of group participation and designate people to help run your group and spread the word for future parties. This is also a great idea because your target area would also reach outside of your town/city. After you build up a fan base, take it to the next level: branch out into Meetup Groups and interracial parties!

So my DWB family, Is there anyone out there that can give Joe some advise?  Do you also live in an area that's not particularly IR friendly?  How do you meet people in areas that don't have a lot of  interracial daters? 
Looking forward to your responses!
I'm Out!


  1. YES! facebook is a good idea...and find people outside your state and all over, TRUST me they are out there everywhere. Don't worry about what others will think =)

  2. Nothing ever comes out of sitting on the sidelines I think if he is passionate about this then certainly run with it. There are many ppl who don't like or eat broccoli, but that has not stopped broccoli farmers from farming broccoli, nor has it impacted the demand for broccoli. There will be those who are in disagreement to any topic you can put forth, that doesn't mean you just never bring up those topics. Research, research, research and do your thing. Blessings.

  3. I think it's great that a white guy forms a group like this--just to see a mans' perspective on things

  4. LikewaterforchocolatApril 6, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Meetup is a great idea. I remember posting about starting my own dating site for IR dating because there were none for the Atlanta area. I was the first member to join that group last July targeted toward black women and white men. We now have over 400 members and have had 2 couples marry (yes, not engaged, married). So, Joe, don't think that there isn't a demographic out there for what you want to do. One of the things that one of our organizers did to scout for men (there certainly enough interested women) was to cruise interracial dating sites and recruit them to the group.

  5. Hey Likewater *waves*

    I remember that post. I believe you said that the only group that was around catered towards bm in interracial groups right? Wow that's amazing especially being that you're in the ATL!