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Race and dating statistics

On the other hand, white men responded to black women 8.5% of the time—less often than for white, Latino, or Asian women.

Only 9% in 2014 said this trend was a bad thing for society, and 51% said it doesn’t make much difference.

The data shown above come from the Facebook dating app, Are You Interested (AYI), which works like this: Users in search of someone for a date or for sex flip through profiles of other users and, for each one, click either “yes” (I like what I see) or “skip” (show me the next profile).

Let’s be honest—when it comes to dating, the question of racial preference is an uncomfortable one.

For Asians, the gender pattern goes in the opposite direction: Asian women are much more likely than Asian men to marry someone of a different race.

(This share does not take into account the “interethnic” marriages between Hispanics and non-Hispanics, which we covered in an earlier report on intermarriage.) Looking beyond newlyweds, 6.3% of all marriages were between spouses of different races in 2013, up from less than 1% in 1970.

Some racial groups are more likely to intermarry than others.

Our previous surveys have documented growing acceptance among the public.