It is now more and more common for individuals to share these socio-economic institutions, independent of their ethnicity.
The ethnicity of who you date is still an important personal preference, but it is less a fundamental of compatibility. Your dates are digging around in your past before they even shake your hand.
But in the age of Tweets, a phone call makes a man seem like Sir Walter Raleigh.
Make a point of holding to the best parts of the past - thank you notes, phone calls, thoughtful surprises, and other affectations of a gentler age.
In a fast, casual, abbreviated world charm, grace, etiquette and consideration count more than ever.