It reminded me of seeing so many successful and powerful black males — politicians, businessmen, entertainers — who appeared alongside lighter-skinned, sometimes white female companions. It wasn't for me, so I either outright rejected black men or begrudgingly went on dates with them only to write them off well before the dessert course arrived.
Caucasian men were another problem: I didn't believe they saw me as a potential romantic partner, given that I knew so few white male/black female couples.
I didn't trust them either, assuming they saw me as a novelty, as a way to sample another culture, or as a stand-in for all black women.
These are by no means all the stereotypes about bw/wm couples I have heard, but just some of the most common ones that need to be put to rest NOW.
Everyone reading this is probably well aware that they're bogus, but if you've ever caught yourself thinking any of these, it's time to stop.
There's a saying I've heard before that goes "White guy gets the check, black guy gets the sex," men may falsely interpret your sexual wariness as wanting a relationship with a white man but being more sexually/physically attracted to black guys.
However false, it IS completely accurate to call it prejudice to suspect the worst of a guy's romantic intentions simply because of his skin tone.