Dating another race
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It's Tuesday night in a nondescript bar and a speed dating session is currently underway.
They have their own dignity, and sense of self worth.
They might take more than your average western woman, but you can't just walk over them."After about three months of chatting with Edelisa, and before they'd physically met, he proposed.
In this episode of we hear from people who only date those from different racial backgrounds to their own.
Host Jenny Brockie asks about the basis for their preferences and finds out whether racial stereotypes are at play.
You could also predict that we ought to be attracted to people of other races as then means our children would have this benefit, but that seems to be less supported by the evidence."Mr Von Hippel predicts that as the world becomes a multi-ethnic place, the eventual consequence is going to be much more multi-ethnic coupling.
Similarly, based on his past relationship with an Asian woman, 53-year-old Melbournian John Carrol used an online dating website to find a Filipino wife.
Although he had dated Caucasian women before, Mr Carrol told what attracted him to Asian women was the stereotype that they were better carers."I had this stereotype that they'll look after me better than a lesser woman would.
As one speed-dater explains: "I don't know what it is but I do find Asian women attractive, there's something about them."Sophie Song, 29, is married to Han, a 27-year-old Korean whom she met while he was in Sydney on a working holiday.
Ms Song admits she has always liked men with brown eyes and naturally black hair, but also had a preference for more feminine looking men and is not attracted to those who have big noses and a lot of hair.