If you’re like most people you don’t know much about interracial dating in Chicago. But for those in — or curious about — the city who also happen to have a taste for interracial dating in Chicago, this post should provide a beginner’s road map for finding love — or at least a place to have a damn good time with the sweetheart until love arrives.
Here is our recommendations for interracial dating in Chicago that pair especially well with the recommended sites on our Top Interracial Dating Sites list.
Interracial Dating In Chicago
If you’re under a hundred years old, you’ve probably been schooled in Meetups.com. a website noted for connecting folks to all manner of fun. But in case you thought the site was mainly for those hankering to learn about archery or ballroom dancing, here are a couple of Chicago groups to change your thinking.
Group For Interracial Dating In Chicago
First there’s Chicago Intercultural Explorers whose mission statement is to bring together folks who are “interested in cross-cultural, ethnic, or racial relations and relationships.” Their get-togethers boast a combination of events and open conversations on the topics related to mixed couples on the dating scene in the hopes of creating a dynamic cross-cultural exchange.
There’s also Asian Men and Black Women persuasion, a group designed not just to encourage and share the AM/BW love but also to, in the words of the group founder, “allow AMBW oldies to educate the new.” Interracial dating in Chicago has never sounded so much like a mission.
And speaking of those a little more “mature,” shall we say, there’s Chicago Swirl — interracial Dating for Singles Forty Plus. The group was founded by a member who’d been involved with a similar gathering in Atlanta, then decided to import the swirl love to Chicago. They offer such fun as trivia nights, mix and mingles, live music, dancing and other delights for old schoolers interested in interracial dating in Chicago.
Venues For Interracial Dating In Chicago
Of course, being old school doesn’t necessarily mean being old. That’s why old school clubs likeThe Shrine in the South Loop neighborhood and Beauty Bar near North side may appeal even for those barely old enough to legally drink. After all, you’re never too young to learn to become a stepper.
It’s also worth remembering that Chicago’s rich history is steeped in jazz and the blues. The annual Chicago Blues Fest and Chicago Jazz Fest would be great way to expose yourself to music not often heard on today’s radio. In the past these festivals have played host to such legends as Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, B.B King and Koko Taylor.
If you find yourself deeply entertained at either festival, keep in mind that you won’t have to wait another year to bask in the magnificent jazz and blues you experience. Venues like Green Mill offer live jazz in a soothing sophisticated atmosphere— perfect for interracial dating in Chicago — all year round. Meanwhile Blue Chicago on Clark gives you the down home funky blues in a small — some would say dingy — spot. A few others that put the blues and jazz on display include Rosa’s lounge, Andy’s jazz club and Buddy Guy’s Legends.
While not all of these venues are noted for boasting a mixed crowd, they all create a vibe that is laid back and unlikely to make interracial dating in Chicago an unpleasant experience.
For those who like their fun a little more laced with danger and high volume, there are clubs like 8fifty8 in the West Loop area and Vertigo Sky Lounge near North Side. And while loud, bass pumping hip-hop clubs are not always especially friendly to interracial couples, they can provide just what you’re seeking if you’re in the mood for adventure.
Nothing can make interracial dating in Chicago more fun that the tasty soul food the city is known is known for. You won’t have a difficult time finding a trendy spot to introduce your significant other (or perhaps yourself) to the dazzling product of a different culture, but here are a few that stand out.
There’s Big Jones in Andersonville, a great place to get your fix of Southern and Cajun food, as well as Peals’ place — not recommended for those with no stomach for hot and spicy eatings. Miss Lee’s Good Food is an aptly named spot that features highly praised fried chicken and homemade buttermilk pie. And if the neighborhood (Washington Park) can be a little on the risky side, tell your date (or yourself) not to panic. It’s takeout-only joint.
But then there’s also barbecue, another culinary style our friends in Chicago know a thing or two about. And a good place to start is South-style BBQ. With food cooked over a live fire in a glass-walled smoker and also Barbara Ann’s BBQ featuring safe-flacked hot links and anything else your imagination (and their grill) can fire up.
The fun to be had with interracial dating in Chicago is off the rail. But what about those who’ve got everything all mapped out except the date? Well if you need a companion in hurry (without risking jail time) there’s Chicago First Dates, a speed-dating organization that puts together low cost opportunities to meet somebody special. And if your taste in special somebodies is for a member of a different race, there’s good news for you. According to Pricenomics.com, Chicago ranks fourth among American cities in terms of racial diversity (which is why the sites on our Top Interracial Dating Sites are so popular there).
Whether or not Chicago is a hot spot for interracial dating is a question you can answer for yourself. But a few things are certain. The windy city is a place with no shortage of good times. And also, if interracial dating in Chicago is your thing, you will not find yourself alone.