The Scoop: Interracial Dating Central (IDC) is on a mission to prove that love is more than skin deep. This dating site celebrates diversity and empowers singles to date outside their own race or ethnicity. Since launching in 2003, IDC has developed smart matching tools that have inspired countless first dates, interracial relationships, and multicultural marriages across the country.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, interracial marriage is on the rise throughout the nation. In 2015, about 10% of all married people and 17% of newlyweds said they were in an interracial relationship.

Now, 17% may not sound like much of a victory, but in 1967, only 3% of American couples were in interracial marriages, and the Supreme Court had to strike down miscegenation laws that criminalized the act of marrying someone of a different race.

We’ve certainly come a long way in regards to racism in the United States of America, but the interracial couples and mixed families in this country know just how far we have to go to achieve the dream Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of nearly 60 years ago.

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Interracial Dating Central is a popular hub for singles with open hearts and minds.

Interracial dating can be complicated and challenging for many reasons — family pressure, social stigma, racial prejudice, etc. — but one of the biggest initial obstacles is just meeting a single person who is attractive, compatible, and open to dating someone of a different skin tone and cultural background.

Since its launch in 2003, Interracial Dating Central has endeavored to help singles date more broadly and become part of a more diverse and vibrant online dating community. This niche dating site has millions of members, and they are all looking for love without prejudice.

Singles who are black, white, mixed, or any other race or ethnicity can unite on Interracial Dating Central and create relationships that go beyond skin color.

Today, Interracial Dating Central boasts having the world’s largest interracial dating community, and it supports interracial relationships and mixed families that show what love is really about.

When asked to sum up what Interracial Dating Central is all about, Bob said simply, “To bring together the human race.”

Over 2 Million Followers Value Multicultural Relationships

Singles of all creeds, colors, perspectives, and backgrounds have rallied behind Interracial Dating Central because this niche dating platform allows them to go beyond superficial labels and focus on the things that really matter to them in a relationship.

On Interracial Dating Central, singles can rest assured that their individual character will shine through in their dating profile, and their date prospects will not balk at the idea of dating someone of a different racial background.

It’s completely free to set up a profile in the IDC community and start sending flirts to people who stand out from the crowd. A free member can reply to any incoming messages, but only premium members can start conversations. Members do not have to form a mutual match to start chatting on this platform.

Premium members also have the ability to see who’s viewed or favorited their dating profile. Such perks are helpful for online daters who want to speed up the matching game and meet compatible dates as quickly as possible.

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IDC is responsible for inspiring thousands of dates and relationships between people of different races.

As the name suggests, Interracial Dating Central welcomes singles from every culture and heritage, and it facilitates matches that may not be so easy to come by in the real world.

For instance, a white, Asian, or Hispanic person may not run into many singles in the black community in their daily routine, but they’ll be able to use the search tools on IDC to curate a list of potential matches — all of whom are open to dating someone of a different race.

Interracial Dating Central has earned praise from many corners of the dating industry, and its fans are enthusiastic in supporting its anti-racist and pro-love message. IDC currently has over 1.8 million likes and more than 2 million followers on social media. Plus, the IDC team plans to launch a companion dating app in the coming months, thus expanding its reach and allowing singles to date on the go.

The Site’s Founder Counts Himself as an IDC Success Story

The founding story of Interracial Dating Central begins with one man’s frustration and disappointment. Bob Thompson wasn’t satisfied with the mainstream online dating experience. He was having difficulty diversifying his dating prospects and building interracial relationships in real life. So he decided to come up with a solution.

Interracial Dating Central provided a safe haven for singles like Bob who wanted to date someone of a different race or ethnicity but were having trouble meeting a partner who felt the same way.

“My experiences inspired the creation of a specialist interracial dating site in 2003,” Bob said. “Singles would know that everyone on the site was already open to dating different races.”

After creating this niche dating site, Bob joined its membership base and started actively looking for an interracial relationship with a woman. In 2004, he met his perfect match. They got married two years later and started a blended family. Their two children are now in elementary school.

Interracial Dating Central is a serious dating tool run by people who believe in its mission. From customer support reps to marketing experts, the team brings a variety of skill sets to the table to make it easier for interracial relationships to blossom.

The IDC team proudly shares its success stories and publishes motivational articles through its social media channels to show support for open-minded singles and interracial couples from all walks of life. The Interracial Dating Central team stands behind the motto “love is more than skin deep.”

“Most of our team are in multicultural relationships themselves, so we practice what we preach,” Bob said with pride. “We are distributed across the globe.”

Since 2003, Interracial Dating Central Has Stood for Diversity

Interracial dating isn’t a new phenomenon in the U.S., but it is seeing new support and acceptance from a new generation of Americans, and that has the potential to change what this country looks like in the years to come. This is a social movement that Interracial Dating Central is happy to strengthen and endorse with its online dating technology.

For nearly two decades, Interracial Dating Central has been a safe haven for singles who want to expand their dating pool and seek romantic partners with different perspectives, traditions, and heritages.

Interracial Dating Central has made it possible for people of different races to find common ground and blend their lives by falling in love. Bob knows from his own personal experience on IDC just how impactful and life-changing that can be.

“Open your mind to dating not just your own race,” Bob urged today’s singles. “That way, you give yourself the best possible chance of finding the one for you — no matter the package they come in.”