I have only dated people outside of my race/culture/skin color/background/ etc. I think to date someone outside of your culture, you need to be open minded and well traveled to understand the differences. If you've never moved or traveled or live in another country other than that of your origin, you may not be able to.. Also, if you've not hang out wiht people other than your culture, you may not be able to.
I've lived, moved, traveled to cultures/countries and societies so opposite of each other and only been friends with people outside of my "home culture", so I had to learn to adapt and live with different races and cultures from very early on. I've gained a life skill and learned people in a way that not many have for my age :) I do best when mixed with a group of international people. (mix of group of friends with each from a different background). But i fit very well with the cultures I've experienced as well. SO yeah... ;)
As a black American, me limiting myself to black women in my country means I am only tapping into 14% of the female population in my country.
I don't know about you but that sounds mathematically TERRIBLE! So I cast a wide net and i'm open to all ethnicities of woman.
However the main criteria that I have, as silly as it sounds; she has to be COMFORTABLE (not just "tolerant") around a large group of black men. If she isn't that is a dealbreaker, because she has to be comfortable around my friends and family.
There aren't a lot of really good men in the world and they don't belong to one race. Why would I limit my myself to one race? That makes the odds of me finding one of those really good men slim to none.
i dont know why, but i seem to be more attracted to women outside my African American ethnicity, probably got that mindset from going to all those private religious schools, only attractive white girls, and nothing else...