Dating outside your race statistics
At the top of the list: California and Texas, the notoriously conservative state--and Georgia, which rounded out the top five. have climbed to a record 4.8 million, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center earlier this year.
Further down, Alabama takes the number 15 spot, despite having legalized miscegenation as late as 2000. Experts there point to the steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants, which has expanded the pool of prospective spouses.
But I do think the — that fact that race is a sexual factor for so many individuals, and in such a consistent way — says something about race’s role in our society.
Marriage has been a declining institution among all Americans and this decline is even more evident in the Black community.
"I think that many conservatives are stereotypically misrepresented in their interest of other races, and their geographic location may be more racially homogeneous, therefore if they want to date outside their race, they need to do it online." According to the Pew Research Center survey, black men are two times more likely to marry someone of another race or ethnicity than Black women, though the opposite is true among Asian women and men.
This does not prove causation however it shows that they are related due to the assumption that men in prison are less likely to marry.
Q: Are you saying that because I prefer to date [whatever race], I’m a racist? There are many situations that might not be explicitly romantic, but are nonetheless a lot like a first date. In short, “beautiful people” receive a lot of the same built-in benefits in our society that white people do. Beauty is a cultural idea as much as a physical one, and the standard is of course set by the dominant culture. One interesting thing about Ok Cupid’s interface is that we allow people to select more than one race, so you can actually look at people who’ve combined “white” with another racial description. In fact it goes a long way towards undoing any bias against you.
On an individual level, a person can’t really control who turns them on — and almost everyone has a “type,” one way or another.
After viewing the available data, we can see that although fewer black women are “now married”, more black women than Black men have been married at least once.
This is because a higher percentage of Black women are divorced and widowed than men.