But a strange aspect of these widely accepted, used and advertised sites is the racial factor.
Another of my male relatives brought home a woman for Christmas who seemed like a modern-day, socially progressive southern belle.
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Feliciano said, “Internet dating offers a unique lens through which to understand the process of selecting a partner and how race plays into the selection.
Studies point to increasingly tolerant attitudes about interracial relationships, but intermarriage rates remain relatively low.” Most preferences are apparent in certain races more than others.