Preston Chaunsumlit was identified by Gawker and magazine as a "normcore" icon recently, but he is also a brilliant observer of how race is portrayed in popular culture.He is the star of Model Files, a casting director, comedian, and self-professed "dick with opinions." He and I chatted about this subject over lunch.

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If your parents are conservative, again, introduce your partner into your family slowly and take your time. Start off by introducing them to the more amenable and less conservative members of your family first. If you have an aunt, sister or uncle, rope them into assisting with the first initial meeting.

Introduce your partner to your culture but don’t force them to get involved.

This may help to calm your parent’s fears and swing their opinion favourably towards him/her!

You should be able to date who you like but if your family/ culture views are very important to you, it may be best to date within the same culture.

If your family disapprove, don’t let their views and prejudices hold you back from love.

Finding love in today’s urban landscape it really tough, and the fact you found your special person regardless of their background should be celebrated.Was I hired because there are no black women on staff? Presently, the question on my mind is this: All of my friends are getting married and I'm not. Statistics show that I am not the only black woman dealing with this situation.Will I come off as an "angry black woman" if I speak candidly about this controversial topic? Black women between the ages of 25 and 29 are less likely to be married than other groups.They may think your life would be easier with someone within the same culture.If your family continue to disapprove – focus on building a great relationship with your partner. Think long term, hopefully your family love you and with time may soften. Irrespective of whether the family approve or not and despite your own personal feelings; to build a happy relationship never say anything negative about each other’s family.One key relationship milestone is meeting the family, introducing your partner especially if you’re Asian signifies you are serious about each other. Introducing a partner who is outside your culture is best handled with some care and thought.