“When it comes to dating, people should stick to their own kind.” That, of course, is the advice you’d expect to hear from, oh, I don’t know, a beer-chugging, long-bearded man, while his girlfriend, clad in a confederate-flag-printed bikini, is in the next room putting the finishing touches on the couple’s all-white ensembles for the night. There’s nothing inherently good or bad about whom we choose to date (unless you’re hooking up with someone from the couple above).(No offense to beer and beards.) We commonly think of such people who’d say such a comment as racist. Thankfully, though, attitudes toward dating someone of a different race have changed over the years. Studies show that about half of Americans have dated someone of another race. But when does a mere preference cross the line into racism?
Even among minorities, there is an emphasis on looking as Caucasian as possible.” or, my personal favorite, “Do you find British comedies entertaining?” Questions are an important part of what makes Ok Cupid work.” If, like me, you are a compact American, you could save an enormous amount of time by ruling out women who are uninterested in dating smaller men.All of the time you’d otherwise waste on messaging statuesque beauties could instead be spent indulging in more fruitful leisure time pursuits, like hang-gliding or backgammon.