In some cultures, marriage was a predetermined arrangement made by parents and the bride and groom might not even meet until the day of the wedding. This still exists in some areas of the planet, and there is nothing wrong with this type of marriage. Indeed, most of them can work out well, even better maybe than a marriage of choice. But the largest faction of marriages today are not prearranged, are of choice and are of a union of people dissimilar to each other. Love is the primary ingredient. Multicultural marriages are becoming more accepted and common as time passes.
In as short of a time as a few decades ago, a multicultural dating or married couple had some serious challenges ahead of them. Society made it difficult for a couple who was mixed in either race or religion to do and enjoy things that any other couple might partake in, even something as simple as a dinner at a nice restaurant. Discrimination was common and the couple would be treated in a poor manner simply because of their multicultural relationship. Society did not want to accept the concept that a multicultural couple could happen, that such a thing could be positive. This was very closed-minded and thankfully has gone by the wayside to more intelligent thought. Multicultural couples today are usually treated no differently than any other couple and are commonplace.
Multicultural dating and relationships have become more likely through a change in society as a whole. Tapping in to outdated thoughts, the odds of one being able to travel and meet people different from themselves was slim as recent as thirty to fifty years ago. Changes in transportation, jobs, and business culture has dictated where people live and who they can interact with. In many large cities there is really not a majority anymore because so many people have moved there, for one reason or another or simply been born there. There are so many cultures blended into one area that it is impossible to not interact with others who are dissimilar to oneself on a daily basis. Most people in the United States who are not recent immigrants have a varied family heritage with a mix of several cultures and sometimes a mix of religions too.This has helped reinforce the concept that all people are alike. The concept that all people are alike has led to a multicultural world. People are ore aware, and educated, about the people in the world. Thankfully.
In some large cities, interracial dating services exist to help multicultural couples form and exist. When looking through the personals section of a local paper, listings now include race, religion, beliefs, etc. Some internet dating sites also help with this kind of union and can be more accommodating at helping to form a multicultural relationship. Hard to believe, considering the mindset of a few decades ago, that a couple would be able to be considered normal and left to enjoy the normalcies that they should be entitled to, let alone receive help in forming relationships of a nature. Society should have recognized all along that one human plus another human equals love and that is all that is relevant in any relationship.As society changes, good things like this are occurring as people lose their primitive mindset. Look around and see how many couples are of a mixed nature; look at their children, and their friends. There are no longer blatant dividing lines between this faction of earth's population; we are all simply people and that is all that matters. Hopefully this mindset will continue to progress and become the dominant thought of the world whe it comes to human relationships.