I'm happy to write that I will not be renewing my Veggie Date membership; I have no further need for your service, and my wife would also disapprove.Camille and I met almost a year ago through Veggie Date.“Those who said they were indifferent to the race of a partner were most likely to be young, male and black,” says Gerald Mendelsohn, a psychologist, professor of graduate studies, and lead author of the study, which will soon be submitted for publication. Attempting an optimizing strategy of self-presentation? Our data do not permit us to choose among those alternatives,” the study authors write.Overall, he said, “Whites more than blacks, women more than men and old more than young participants stated a preference for a partner of the same race,” The reluctance of whites to contact blacks was true even for those who claimed they were indifferent to race. An estimated one in five Americans has used an online dating service such as e Harmony or Match.com, and a growing number of urbanites are finding romance via Facebook and other social networking sites.
Want to find a nice Christian or Jewish or Muslim life partner? And I didn't really find anyone, and I was getting a bit frustrated. That God has decreed this -- that it's written before you are born who you are going to marry and share your life with. There's a question as to whether or not it was real. DRUCKMAN: Well, God is powerful, but even he needs a little help.We absolutely loved each other's profiles, but we were 3,000 miles apart.Still, after several lengthy e-mail messages and phone calls, three months of daily skyping, and several letters and cards.........More than 80 percent of the whites contacted whites and fewer than 5 percent of them contacted blacks, a disparity that held for young as well as for older participants. The percentage of couples who have met online is now nearly equal to that of pairs who met through friends or family, according to the researchers. Census data shows that black-white couples represent just 1 percent of American marriages, he said.The last 40 years have seen a dramatic shift in attitudes in America toward black-white intermarriage—from three to one opposed to three to one in favor, says Mendelsohn. The main findings of this study parallel the census data on marriage in that blacks are more likely than whites to be in interracial marriages, and that couples in which the husband is black and the wife is white are more common than those in which the husband is white and the wife is black, according to Mendelsohn.“One theory is that blacks are acting like other minority populations in the history of this country,” Mendelsohn says.