Race and dating statistics
The only groups not to be categorically discriminated against were white men and Asian women.Last year, Ok Trends updated their research with five additional years’ worth of data, culled from some 25 million users.Additionally, are there any differences between men and women, even of the same ethnicity? It's kind of hard to believe this today, but as recent as 1967, there was actually state laws that banned interracial marriage.These laws weren't overturned until the Supreme Court case, Loving vs. In that case, the Supreme Court found that it was unconstitutional for the state of Virginia to ban interracial marriage. A poll conducted two years early, in 1965 by the Gallup Company revealed that 72 percent of whites in the South wanted a ban on interracial marriage. Since then, the number of marriages has grown significantly.focus on that it’s effectively not that relevant most of the time. .” At the risk of opening up a can of worms (i.e., the “my race has a negative impact, therefore I shouldn’t even try” worm can), I’d like to look at some of the actual data on racial preferences... Chase woke up one day in 2004 tired of being alone.
In 2009, Ok Trends, the research arm of the dating website Ok Cupid, parsed user data to determine racial preferences in online dating.
In 1970 there were only 65,000 marriages involving African-Americans and Whites. Among all interracial couples, they represented two percent of marriages in 1970 according to a Stanford University study.
In 2005, that number was up to seven percent of the 59 million marriages in the United States.
In 2013, a record-high 12% of newlyweds married someone of a different race, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data.
(This share does not take into account the “interethnic” marriages between Hispanics and non-Hispanics, which we covered in an earlier report on intermarriage.) Looking beyond newlyweds, 6.3% of all marriages were between spouses of different races in 2013, up from less than 1% in 1970.