Obviously I consider it as it's pretty hard to not realize that someone I'm into has completely different features, skin colour, etc. than what's most common in my own race. Before I got with my (Asian) boyfriend, I was honestly more concerned with how surprised my friends would be versus having any issues with it myself. As expected, I did get a fair share of 'OH! ... your boyfriend is Asian? You should've told me!' but I learned to just let it slide. The worst was my own mom asking me if I'm not bothered that (potential) children with him would not be blonde haired/blue-eyed.
Reactions like that of others make it tougher but I personally never saw race as a straight up deterrent and being with him has made me much better at shrugging off the judgements of others which are probably inevitable anyway, whichever way you go.
The race alone? Not that important, however different races have different features (physically) and some of them I'm *usually* not attracted to. But other than that, I don't care about races at all. If I was attracted to the person, the only thing I'd be worried would be their ethnicity/culture.
I guess it is for me because initially i'm just the most attracted to super pale white guys, always have been. But if I really got to know someone and liked them then it wouldn't be much of an issue, since knowing someone's personality makes them more attractive to me normally.
i think the first thing i notice is a sense of attraction, if it is with a white guy great, if its with a black guy, great too, any other race is fine but i don't think it should be the first thing you look at
Well I come from a 99% white country so chances are I will never make friends with a person from another race, let alone date them. With that in mind, I wouldn't date one. I'm attracted to all humans but I would want to be only with my own race.