Online dating sites like Ok Cupid and Tinder have given researchers a new window into how people conceptualize what they want (or don’t want) in a romantic partner.
As it turns out, race is a huge factor when it comes to making romantic connections online, one that puts certain groups at persistent, structural disadvantages.
As recently as 1995, fewer than half of all Gallup survey respondents favored interracial marriage—and only 4 percent did in 1985.
He had been first to discover his father's lifeless body in bed after a heart attack just two years earlier - an experience that affected him profoundly.
And yet, while the actual number of interracial relationships in the United States is certainly climbing, the overwhelming majority of Americans are in relationships with another person of their same race.
In 2010, only about 15 percent of new marriages were interracial—bringing the total number up to 8.4 percent from 3.2 percent in 1980.
Greeted by the sight of the majestic red-brick Georgian Revival architecture of the historic university, founded in 1809 and one of only four schools to boast a U. President and Superbowl-winning quarterback among its alumni, the freshman must have felt he and the college were a perfect fit.
After all, the 6ft 2ins Catholic boy with blazing blue eyes now faced with impressive spectacle of quadrangles with perfectly manicured lawns, and cavernous halls that form the heart of the college, had been his high school's prom king, star basketball player and class president.
Inter-species and inter-ethnic relationships have been commonly depicted.