Support for interracial dating and marriage has been on the rise for decades, and Millennials are particularly accepting: 88 percent of those surveyed by Fusion last year said they were open to dating outside their race.
But the reality is that only 54 percent said they had actually done so.
The fact that you are Black and your partner isn’t doesn’t mean she or he isn’t prejudiced against other people who look like you or that your partner can't commit racist acts.
In research of over one million people Rudder found that race plays a huge factor in the number of responses individuals get.
In the research Rudder found that black women were the most likely to respond to messages more than any other women which he speculated could be due to a number of reasons such as loneliness, talkativeness or decency.
She adds: “On these sites, black women seem to be considered least aspirational and/or attractive.
Not a single black male professional has ever contacted me.
“They haven’t read your profile and don’t have anything in common with you,” she says.
“At one point, three friends and I, all black, were on one site and all kept getting hit on by the same guys, regardless of the fact that we are very, very different people.” She describes being viewed as “low-hanging fruit”.He said, “Taken as a group, whites, women and older people were choosiest about sticking with others of their color.More than four of five whites contacted other whites, while just 3% reached out to blacks.I’ve also had messages from specific skin-colour fetishists, who have complimented my “delicious brown skin”, and despite a profile picture in which I am eating a crisp, “Nubian queenly countenance” (I wish I was joking).I’m not alone: one woman who uses online dating sites, Lola, found it disconcerting that she was approached by men who were obviously interested in just her skin colour.Racism is a beast whose tentacles touch everything, from public policy and interpersonal interactions to academia and the Academy Awards.