Does race matter when dating
The patterns for the straight crowd looks like this (from here): The interesting contradiction is that OKCupid also asks people “Is interracial marriage a bad idea?
” and, as with most liberals, the responses are overwhelmingly positive in the direction of “no, not a bad idea” (98% answering in the negative to the question).
Ida Harding migrated to Australia from Ghana at the age of four.
Despite growing up and going to school with mostly white people, Ida has never dated someone from a different racial background.
Rudo Banya says she's never been attracted to black men. She thinks it's partly because her aunties used to tell her how "rubbish" black men were and told her to "make better choices".
Rudo says itis not racist to be attracted to one race over another, it's just a preference.
Females exhibit stronger racial preferences than males.
This post is going to review some findings in a paper which attempts to both describe the differences in race preference for dating by race and across genders, and, why those differences might emerge the way that they do.
The paper is Racial Preferences in Dating, Review of Economic Studies (click the link to download and read the whole thing yourself! Here’s the abstract: We examine racial preferences in dating.
” Dating someone of a different race can be a challenge, but not necessarily for the two people dating each other.
It’s usually only a problem with people outside of the relationship.
Valentine’s Day for many people means (re-)subscribing to an online dating service.