While there are no statistics on the number of multiracial relationships amongst unmarried couples, it has surely grown even more than the marriage rate.
As society becomes increasingly multiethnic and as multiracial relationships continue to rise, society may begin to look more alike than different.
The chances are greater, however, for a multiracial couple to have drastically different religions, which can definitely make the relationship more complicated.
While a multiracial couple may have more challenges, there are things that can be done to improve the chances of having a happy, long-lasting relationship.
Multiracial relationships are when two people of different ethnic backgrounds are a couple, also known as interracial relationships.
If you are prepared to tackle the challenges that you will face as a multiracial couple, you will be rewarded with a richly diverse and exciting relationship.
In fact, you may never know who in your family-or your partner's family-has negative feelings about multiracial relationships until they interact with you.
Ever since the Supreme Court overturned in 1967 a Virginia law that barred whites from marrying non-whites, multiracial relationships have flourished.
In some parts of the country, multiracial relationships are far less common-and less accepted-than in more heterogeneous areas.
A recent study by Stanford University estimates that seven percent of married couples in 2005 are multiracial, compared to less than two percent back in 1970.