"You go into a spot that has 150 people and hope that five of those guys talk to you.
Justin Gerrard speaks quickly, Brian Gerrard speaks slowly.
Justin jumps around the room, Brian glides with caution.
"African-American penetration in the online personals category has more than doubled in the last four to five years," Worthy says.
"It's more acceptable than it was 10 to 15 years ago, when people looked at online dating as kind of sleazy." Worthy also credits the profusion (and popularity) of media that targets single people for the shift, particularly reality TV shows and series like "Single Ladies." In addition to public acceptance, the odds of success online are just better, he argues.
More than 80 percent of whites — even the 48 percent of males and 28 percent of females who said they were indifferent to race — sent messages to whites and just three percent contacted blacks.” Read the article here, and please share your comments below. I can’t tell you how many white men’s profiles I’ve seen listing a preference for Asian women! I prefer lighter skin, the same way so many men prefer lighter hair (blondes). I have NO PROBLEM being friends and colleagues with black men (or women); I simply prefer certain physical characteristics just like most people do.
As a white woman I’ve gotten a lot of attention from black men. “According to a new UC Berkeley study of one million online daters, cyberspace is just as segregated as the real world. When it comes to dating online, whites prefer whites, research reveals. I could be attracted to a lighter-skinned man who isn’t white. At times I’ve wished I didn’t have this preference since it would open up so many more dating options! You can click the Show Interest button to show someone that you’re interested in them. For black women looking for love, you should definitely check out this site!The founder of e Harmony, a professional psychologist, started this dating site specifically for single black women and men.During the 2008 US Census, most Americans said they approved of racial or ethnic intermarriage.