Participants rated themselves and their partners on how descriptive a number of desirable characteristics were of them.
The research team focused on four broad categories of desirable characteristics, which they labeled: (a) racial (i.e., same race) relationships, viewed themselves and their partners as having more desirable characteristics.
The British men and women who use Elite Singles are a diverse bunch, hailing from many different communities.
history, in most communities, such unions were taboo.In Cleveland, two white men were sentenced to prison earlier this year for harassment of an interracial couple that included spreading liquid mercury around their house.Tough times for some multiracial families More often, though, the difficulties are more nuanced, such as those faced by Kim and Al Stamps during 13 years as an interracial couple in Jackson, Miss.Having a funny partner may simply make them more fun to be around, but it is also possible that a good sense of humor indicates that a person has advanced language skills, creativity, abstract thinking, and intelligence.Put another way, a quick wit may signal the quality of a potential partner’s genetic make-up, which can lead that person to appear more attractive.Coupled with a steady flow of immigrants from all parts of the world, the surge of interracial marriages and multiracial children is producing a 21st century America more diverse than ever, with the potential to become less stratified by race. Many prominent blacks — including Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, civil rights leader Julian Bond and former U. Bob Jones University in South Carolina only dropped its ban on interracial dating in 2000; a year later 40 percent of the voters objected when Alabama became the last state to remove a no-longer-enforceable ban on interracial marriages from its constitution.