This is a trend I have observed over a period of time. It's just on the internet though, because I stay in a country which is not at all racially diverse.
Men seem to be much more open to date anyone they find attractive, irrespective of race, whereas women usually tend to have a preference only for men of their own race.
Any specific reason for this? Or am I wrong?
Most Helpful Girl
I've never noticed that around where I live. If anything, I'd say girls are way more open to interracial dating than guys.
In other areas of the world, men may be more 'open to it' than women because they won't face the same cultural/religious limitations often put on women of more conservative religions. That they can only marry someone of the same religion, similar caste, etc.. I think I read something just the other day that it's because the child will always be raised as whatever the religion of the father?7
Most Helpful Guy
I think it's more acceptable for men to be out and open with their desire to date interracially. If I say I'm attracted to black women or Asian women or whatever nobody really gives me shit for it but if a white woman says she desires black men or a black woman desires white men there's a lot more social backlash for that at least in the US where I live. I think there's tons of hypocrisy when it comes to gender with interracial dating. Men like to think all women of their race will be loyal and stick to their own but these same men will be chasing around and/or sleeping with women of other races. It's a sexism thing tied into the interracial dating scene. I'm not saying women never get upset over it because they do too but they tend to accept it as something they can't change.
In reality I think there's an equal amount of men and women who want to "date out" but I think it's more socially acceptable for men to admit it and openly pursue it.3