Even in cyberspace, Blacks are more likely to date White than the reverse

Posted by James, 24 Feb 11

blacks dating whiteAccording to a recent research from the University of California, Berkeley, which focused on a leading online dating site, when it comes to racial preference in dating, the cyber world is just like the real world – dating habits vary based on race. Data collected from 1 million singles show that Caucasians prefer to date within their race while Blacks (especially the men) are more likely to cross the racial bridge.

Below are the results of the study:

… more than 80 percent of the online dating contacts initiated by whites were to other whites, with only 3 percent going to blacks. This trend held for both men and women, young and old. Although black participants initiated contact to members of their own race more than to whites, they were ten times more likely to contact whites than vice versa… white men and women were most likely to respond to members of their own race, and only 5 percent of their responses went to blacks.

These findings match the 2000 census data on marriage which showed that blacks are more likely to marry interracially than whites, with the black-man-white-woman combo being the most common.

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Gerald Mendelsohn, a UC Berkeley psychologist, and lead author of the study feels that "One theory is that blacks are acting like other minority populations in the history of this country. They are interested in moving up in the power structure, and one way you do that is through intermarriage with the dominant group."

Looking at an article by Ria Rodriguez which asks: “Is dating White men trading up” it seems Mendelsohn feels it is. He makes interracial dating by blacks and other minorities look like just a mere means to an end. I mean, did this guy just have to go there? When will people get over citing moving up the economic or(/and) power structure as the main reason blacks marry whites? :roll:

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  1.   justsaying says:
    Posted: 20 Mar 11

    If black man-white woman relationships are common then whites are likely dating out. I don't think it means whites are racist if they choose their own race more. It also said," Although black participants initiated contact to members of their own race more than to whites", so why should it be a big deal that whites reached out to their own race? I'm not white, I just don't get why it matters.

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  2.   justsaying says:
    Posted: 20 Mar 11

    If black man-white woman is most common then white people are more likely to date outside of their race, and they may not have studied interracial dating sites.

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  3.   me_only says:
    Posted: 18 Mar 11

    I have joined this on line personals about three weeks ago, and the very few responses are responses of rejection. Pictures are good for nothing. Do I get rejected because of the look? Appreciate if someone will solve this mistery.

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  4.   Orange94 says:
    Posted: 05 Mar 11

    I state that I wish to date non-Black men ... White Men and there it is. Interested WM gentlemen contact me. Easy peasy. True, more BM date outside of the race than BW and just watch those numbers change. With the BWE (Black Woman's Empowerment Movement) going full force on the internet things are changing quick! Orange

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  5.   glittergem says:
    Posted: 04 Mar 11

    The real picture is rarely seen through the statistical lens. To draw any conclusion from such little data just doesn't make sense.

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  6.   bamagirl69 says:
    Posted: 01 Mar 11

    I will have to agree with monique1971...I also have been on the site for a month now...I have been messages but get on reply...I just feel like giving up,but I am trying to keep an open mind...I have always been attracted to white men but, some people feel i should stick to my own color, but I don't feel that way. I thought coming on this site would help,but is hasn't. I have 2wks left on the site. I wish i could figure out what the problem is....maybe its my profile

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    • okinawa72 says:
      Posted: 03 Mar 11

      To bamagirl 69 and monique1971... Just hang in there... It will happen and you just have to give it a little time. It seems like the more I'm on here (online) the more views I get and flirts. Is anything serious come up? No... But I also just started and the whole online dating thing is new for me. Just left a marrage of 11 years and need to get on with my life.... Give it time.

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    • Orange94 says:
      Posted: 05 Mar 11

      Bamagirl69 Chin up my dear. As BW we have to ignore what "the community" and others say about our swiring. BM have swirled for a long time bringing WW back to "our" community and we accept them as our sisters. The tide is turning and best of all, BW are moving out of the BC, we aren't really appreciated and are tired of being bankers, accountant, motels and maids! **Your profile photo could be brighter (it's dark and murky) and "69" at the end of your name is too sexual get rid of it.***

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  7.   EarthAngel3 says:
    Posted: 27 Feb 11

    oops did i spk to soon richard? your profile stinks, all those Find Out Later comments and age group of women you are seeking starts at 18. and to top it off no profile pics. Oh no, bad news, indeed.

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  8.   EarthAngel3 says:
    Posted: 27 Feb 11

    richard a guy with sensibility. there need to be more men w/your caliber.

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  9.   richard says:
    Posted: 27 Feb 11

    I guess I am again an abnormalty. Southern White Mal,52, and have never dated a white lady.. no hatred. Just has never happened. Yes. I do prefer the" Sistahs", but have probably all but a white lady and will date all.. My ex of 16 years(divorced 6 years)was/is black. Our children though, seem nearly all white. Its hard to tell they are mixed. Theyve been mistaken as Italian,Brazilian,and a few others. Momma is very dark,and yet,the kids,with tans, are lighter than I am. Genetics. who knows? Will I marry again? probably. When I know its her. Locally, I rarely date,and I dont know why.I work too much? But, I travel frequently to roller skate-for fun-and have met many interesting ladies that way. But........i know,i dont want nor am able to have a long distance relationship. But,locally, it seems to be mostly just the younger ladies that are interested in interacial dating. Just today, a 23yo asked me out.I told her we'd talk some first. I.m just not real comfortable dating thast young.

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  10.   Cynamyn82 says:
    Posted: 26 Feb 11

    Most people are attracted to those of their own race. Majority of black women are only attracted to black men. This is the case for many of my girlfriends who are black. This article does not surprise or move me.

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  11.   Laurelton says:
    Posted: 26 Feb 11

    White men continue to pick black women last. Unfortunately, this trend will not change anytime soon. Sincerely, Mr Laurelton Queens

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  12.   jahsymeon says:
    Posted: 25 Feb 11

    I agree with caliia.... But read in between the lines as for what the story is trying to say about are people... All of these topics are rediculous and are not true facts except the ones on here that are giving negative false facts about males in their own culture, when they are the problems why they been single 5yrs or havnt been on a date in so long...

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  13.   caliia78 says:
    Posted: 25 Feb 11

    ( I suspect) on mainstream dating site that 95%+ of its members are white and maybe 3-5% or less is black. Say for example 1000 members to a dating site, 950 are white and 50 members are black, so its not really suprising that blacks are going to flirt message a member of the majoirty ethnic group. Apply that to Britain 94% of the population is white and around 6% is all other ethnic groups under the sun. It not surprising there are a high number of IR relationships.

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  14.   DeeRock83 says:
    Posted: 25 Feb 11

    I guess nothing can be simple anymore. I'm talking with a girl on this site for a couple weeks now, we talked a bit about each others interracial dating history. We both have the same explanation, she has always been attracted to white guys, I have always been attracted to black girls. Nothing really complicated about it IMO.

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  15.   monique1971 says:
    Posted: 25 Feb 11

    I have been on the site for a couple of days, not get matches has come up! I am a visual creature as well, but still am a little scare to post my pictures. I have tried to make some connections and even forward a couple of private pictures no connects at all. They would comment and say I am pretty but I am to far from their current location. I have been out of the dating scene for a minute and this is very new to meet dating on-line. I just don't think this is working for me also! I am attractive to men out of my race and have been scared to pursue this attraction and now that my current status is divorce from my own race. It seem like the perfect opportunity. I am still not sure what I am doing wrong. I do not mind dating a little younger, because I am trying to keep an open mind. I am not a bad looking women, what am I doing wrong?

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    • mochadoll33 says:
      Posted: 13 Mar 11

      Monique, you just have to put yourself out there. Just put one pic of yourself that you really like. No big deal. I was super shy about posting pics initially. It took me months actually with a faceless profile before I had the courage to do it. Once I did it, I felt better and I also got a lot more responses. If you like someone, send a flirt and if they message you, there is your start. If they don't then move on to the next person. No biggie. You just have to open up more. A good start is at least one photo. Guys feel like they put themselves out there but they feel like you won't. Some are not cool with that. Don't be scared. Be proud of your beauty and show it off.

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