Dating other ethnicities
That is, even white LGB people report a higher degree of preference for same-race partners than non-white LGB people.
In another post, I mentioned a survey of young adults’ relationship values, which found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual people were more open to dating people of different races and ethnicities than were heterosexuals.
A recent study of profiles submitted to the online dating website showed, for example, that whites are more open to dating Hispanics and Asians than blacks are.
And younger clients are more willing to date outside their race than older clients. A recent report from the Pew Research Center found that one in seven new marriages in 2008 was either interracial or between a Hispanic and a non-Hispanic—unions encompassed by the term "intermarriages." This is double the percentage of intermarriages in 1980, but still relatively low.
In early October, OKCupid, an online dating website, released an analysis of racial and ethnic differences in response rates. The OKCupid study assessed the responses of over one million site users.
They found that two individuals of any race can be compatible just to squash any doubts that the racial and ethnic differences found in responses is due to lack of compatibility between partners of different backgrounds.
Glenoran: I can't speak for others but I personally don't like using the chat function. I would far prefer to exchange a few emails to get an initial feel for the lady, talk on the phone once or twice and then meet in the real world.
There is probably some underlying psychological mechanism at work as well where people tend to seek something similar to themselves as well as being influenced by their parents.
I personally have no problem dating outside my "race", whatever that means.
I see myself as a human being and the rest is just slight genetic variations.
Now I'm East indian, born & raised in BC and most of my friends are of different ethnicities.
When I was going to university I found it much easier to find women that were open to dating races other than their own.