Dating interracial attraction
First of all we’re seeing all different kinds of people on television.
We’re sitting in French class next to a girl from Mongolia and a boy from Chile, and we’re getting to know them as people.
By Oghene Omonisa There is evident increase in interracial dating in the US, and also across Europe, many of which lead to marriage.
This trend has seen black men becoming more attracted to white women, and white men becoming attracted to black women.
While there is a vast literature concerning interracial relationships, few investigations examine basic tenets of romantic attraction (e.g., similarity and familiarity) and intergroup ideologies (e.g.
Only 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men say it is very important to them to have a partner of the same ethnic group.
Today, in many countries, interracial marriage is commonplace and most don’t even give it a second thought.
However, as we all know, it wasn’t always this way in the past.
Helen Fisher studies the brain on love, and in love. Finding Real Love By Understanding Your Personality Type and The Anatomy of Love and her TED talks have been viewed close to 8 million times.
She is a biological anthropologist, professor, chief scientific advisor at Match.com, and a global authority on love and desire. The Mash-Up Americans caught up Helen to discuss the changing landscape of attraction, why we date who we do, and what it takes to have a successful mash-up marriage.