How did you two meet and when did you guys officially become a couple?
We first met through FB on Dec. 2009, but we were just FB “buddies” and left short comments and we lost touch from mid 2010 to mid 2011. However, we reconnected on July 2011 and we engaged in longer conversations through FB chat, then eventually talking on the phone. We were officially a couple on 9-13-2011.
Where do you live? Do you get stares?
California (Kevin). Virginia (Sheree).
Honestly, we don’t notice any stares when we go out in public but notice that people are friendly. For example, we went to a restaurant in San Francisco, and a random couple that sat next to us voluntarily took a photo us. Also, we had a woman took a photo of us at a grocery store!
Where was your first date?
Our first date was at De Young Museum in San Francisco.
What do your parents (both sets) think about your relationship?
Our parents were very open and happy about our relationship!
Whats the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for each other?
Kevin: Picking her up at the airport on her birthday when and where we first saw each other and had our first kiss at the waiting area just outside the gate. Also, I had bought her balloons and two gifts. She loved it!!
Sheree: Sending him the very first card that explained how I truly felt for him and he really loved it!! He was so surprised and very happy!!
What features are you most attracted to when it comes to your bf/gf?
Kevin: The objective features I am most attracted to are her lips, eyes, hair, and skin. The subjective features I am most attracted to are her openness and understanding because she never judges me even when we have differing views on some issues. Also, she is always full happiness and humor and this is what I deeply love about her.
Sheree: I am attracted to Kevin’s eyes, his lips, and his hands. I am also attracted to his intelligence, his good sense of humor, openness, and genuine loving character. He is the best boyfriend EVER!
Have you ever received any offensive comments about you two as an interracial couple? If so, what was your reaction?
No, not to our knowledge.
Do you have any advice for those seeking an AMBW relationship?
Don’t be afraid to love someone who is culturally different. You may find out that you will have a lot to learn and grow from one another. Also, never let external influences judge your relationship and do not worry about the stares because that means you are doing something right!
Sheree, you started DCAMBW which lead to bwamu2, numerous facebook groups, meetups, the AMBWUNITE youtube and even my blog, did you have any idea that your website would make such an impact on so many people?
No, I had no idea! We started with a small group back in 2008, and I was unsure if there would be enough interest to keep the site going. Fortunately, there were many people interested in learning about and pursuing AM/BW relationships, which caused a later expansion of the site to people outside of the Washington, DC Metro Area…even across the world. Although DCAMBW closed, there were still many up-and-coming groups on other social networking sites. I was excited to find people were establishing facebook groups, hosting meetups, writing blogs, making youtube videos, and creating genuine long lasting friendships and relationships with people they met through AM/BW groups on social networking sites.
What advice do you give to those wanting to start an AMBW website, or contribute to something AMBW related?
The advice I would give is for that person to be dedicated to whatever project they’re investing their efforts into, 100%. I had no idea I’d be spending most of my days on DCAMBW designing, fixing site issues, reading feedback