If so, what perpetuates this and why? I've recently had poor luck with online dating (see my profile for previous question on online dating) and I am curious to know if my ethnicity may have something to do with my recent string of hard luck.
OKCupid posted some interesting statistics on the effects of race on initial response rates. They showed that black males get a considerable less amount of responses than their counterparts. What do you believe drives this? Please be brutally honest. I will even accept intentionally hurtful comments because I feel that there may be some truth behind them.
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A lot of the other answerers are spot on. It's a shame that there is a stereotype like this, but unfortunately it does exist.
It doesn't have anything to do with looks (at least in my opinion); I'm white and gravitate toward white guys, but I've definitely seen a lot of hot black guys that I would date (were I single). The truth is though, society still has a hard time accepting interracial dating. And, like girlygirlkk said, white girls that date black guys are stereotypically seen as promiscuous and off-limits to white guys.
Just last week I was out with some friends of mine, and my white girl friend was flirting with my white guy friend. They seemed to be hitting it off until her black guy friend came into the picture and she ignored my guy friend. He asked me who he was and I told him they were kind of seeing each other, and he joked that he wouldn't have a shot anyway since the guy was black.
Another friend of mine is generally more attracted to black guys than she is white guys, but has told me previously that she couldn't bring one home because she didn't think her parents would approve.
I'm sorry that you're having poor luck, and it's not fair by any means, but that doesn't mean there aren't girls out there that are interested.0