Interracial marriages in general have been rising exponentially since state bans on them were lifted in 1967 - but they haven't been rising at all evenly.
A breakdown by race (self-identified) and gender turns up one glaring difference.
Schlessinger said "If you’re that hypersensitive about color and don’t have a sense of humor don’t marry out of your race".
The other day I got a comment from “Brenda” about my High-Achieving Black Women and Marriage: Not Choosing Or Not Chosen?
Steve Sailor found that the interracial gender gap was even sharper for cohabiting black couples.
Five times as many black men were living with white women as white men living with black women, and a little over twice as many white men cohabited with Asian women as Asian men cohabited with white women. The same study found (after statistically controlling other factors) that in metropolitan areas in which larger percentages of black men were married to non-black women, black women were less likely to be married than in other cities .
Black women and Asian men have some things in common in this arena so today I want to dig deeper into interracial relationships and the interesting ground that black women and Asian men share.
Interracial Marriage The Pew Research organization recently published a report on interracial marriages (Marrying Out) using data from the 2008 U. Census Current Population Survey and one striking statistic jumped out at me.
OK Cupid has a reputation for attracting a young, nerdy-cool, highly educated crowd. In a Yahoo personals study done at UC Irvine, 91% of members claimed to have no race preference for their matches but white men who dated interracially selected Asian and Latino dating partners significantly more often than black women and Asian men were the least preferred matches for white women. In a speed dating study using Columbia University grad students, white, black and Hispanic women were all far more likely to say no to Asian men than all other men.
The opposite gender difference was true for Asians.
Twice as many Asian female newlyweds out-married as Asian men.
The good news is, heterosexual daters' profiles reveal that members of all races and ethnicities have essentially equal "match percentages", or degree to which other users have desired responses to their questions.
So if race is not a factor in decision-making users should send evenly distributed responses to interested parties of all races.