Benefits of online dating statistics by race
"I think my preference is for black men and that's simply because I don't want to be someone's fantasy or fetish," she says."You want someone who dates you because they like who you are." Shaun Comerford is the General Manager of speed dating company Fast Impressions.JENNY BROCKIE: Okay, so it shifted for you with exposure to people from other backgrounds? JENNY BROCKIE: Okay, Jennifer Lundquist in Boston you've looked at racial preferences with dating.We know the majority of people find their partners within their own racial grouping, why do some people like these people choose to date outside their race do you think?The study found that race plays a big part in people's decisions about who they choose to contact and respond to online.It found that heterosexual men of all races respond to all women except for African-American, and that women of all races respond first to Caucasian men. He says "multi-ethnic coupling" will become increasingly more common as time goes by – it's an inevitable consequence of the proximity of so many races in the same place. JENNY BROCKIE: So is it purely physical or is it a mixture of a whole lot of things?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".
Jennifer Lundquist is a US-based sociologist who has studied racial preferences in online dating.
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SOPHIE SONG: Well, the thing is basically his language level was very limited, which obviously caused a lot of problems, but he still could convey humour and still could convey his personality which I think is quite unusual amongst people with quite limited English because of that warm humour, because of the good personality, I did find Han very handsome, very attractive person. You're originally from Indonesia, who do you prefer to date and why? At first I didn't expect to date Caucasian men as well, I always think oh, I'm going to go out with Asian men for the rest of my life. YULIANA SUNARTO: Because I thought they look so different than me and I don't understand how their mindset works and then I started to work at this global bank and there's a lot of people from the UK and then at that time I just broke up with my ex-partner and then it's time for a change and I got a lot of attention from them.
He also says there are evolutionary reasons why people of mixed-race would be seen as the most attractive. I've certainly been on dates with people of different races but I've just found that I had a better connection with people of Caucasian heritage. RUDO BANYA: I think I like the contrast, the difference in skin tone, the ebony and the ivory, I quite like contrast. RUDO BANYA: It's a mixture of a whole lot of things, it's not just physical and it's not just sexual.
JENNY BROCKIE: Welcome everyone, good to have you with us tonight. RUDO BANYA: I really don't have a rational explanation as to why, I just am. I think personality wise as well, certain interests and things - I just tend to find that I connect better with Caucasian men. LINDA BENZ: Would be for darker men, African men predominantly is probably where I'm sort of more drawn to.