If your dating pool feels too small, it’s time to widen it.The fastest way to do that is by meeting people of different backgrounds.Her middle-class British family often make racist remarks about his skin colour ("didn’t see you there in the dark – you should have smiled").
You also don’t want anyone who is dating you to make a statement. When it’s some idiot in public staring or making an offensive comment, it can be easy to ignore.
After all, if you love each other who cares what anyone else thinks? Give your family notice – don’t surprise anyone by just bringing them home.
It always felt like they were trying to say I was betraying my culture and religion by choosing to be with someone outside of it.” She knew that's what they were thinking because that’s how her extended family felt about him - and they'd give her the same disapproving looks.
Other friends tell me they don’t even bother telling their relatives about new partners if they’re not the same race.
She recently told Sunday Times Magazine that when her relationship with Pattinson became public, she started receiving abuse. Legions of Twilight fans would send her racist messages, calling her “monkey” – and they’re still going. It’s depressing that, in 2015, people can still have a problem with interracial couples. It’s something I’ve experienced personally as a British Indian.