That combination seems to be more common than vice-versa.
My many times does the other way around happens, a white man actually gets into a relationship or marries a woman with darker features (ex: white, lighter haired guy with indian girl with black hair and darker skin).
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Lighter skin is more valued in women and I believe there is some truth to that. I also come from a lighter skinned mother with Spanish mixture/red haired and a father with darker features/black haired.0