What will my friends think?
True friends are supportive of any relationship you have as long as you are happy. If your friends seem to be apprehensive in the beginning, often it is purely because of the unknown... but once they get to know the person...and realize they are human too, the race becomes secondary to the person.
For instance, what do the charisma king of the 2008 presidential field, the world's best golfer, the captain of the New York Yankees all have in common besides superstardom? Barack Obama, Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter are all children from an interracial marriage.
Factoring in all racial combinations, Stanford University sociologist Michael Rosenfeld calculates that more than 7 percent of America's 59 million married couples in 2005 were interracial, compared to less than 2 percent in 1970. Not only that but a Gallup Poll on interracial dating in June 2006 found that 95% of 18 to 29 year-olds approve of interracial dating and about 60% of that age group said they have dated someone of a different race.
Some friends may find it a hard to ever accept that you want to date interracially, that's ok too. It's YOUR preference not theirs. The best way to handle this is to date who you want to date and remind people that we are all one race...the human race.