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Ok Cupid, a well-known online dating website, showed black men look outside of their own racial group when looking for a significant other.
From match scores in 2014, black men are 2 percent more likely to look for an Asian mate, 1 percent more likely to look for a black mate, 2 percent more likely to look for a Hispanic mate and -6 percent less likely to choose a white mate.
As marriage rates decrease, black men still marry and date outside of their race/ethnic group, but not as much as people believe. Census Bureau showed that 86 percent of black married men were married to black women, 7 percent have a white spouse, 4 percent have a Hispanic spouse (regardless of race) and 3 percent are married to another race/ethnic group.
Statistics show marriage rates among black men is higher among black men and women than with other groups. A common misconception states that black men are not marrying black women, but that is statistically untrue.
In many cases, their response rate is one and a half times the average, and, overall, black women reply about a quarter more often than other women." "Men don’t write black women back.
Or rather, they write them back far less often than they should.
Black women reply the most, yet get by far the fewest replies.
The immediate thought for many is, With all the gorgeous, accomplished Black women available, why didn't he choose one of us?
Before everyone gets to mingle, three of the men meet with Iyanla to talk about why they avoid dating within their race.
To camera, the men explain themselves with unflinching honesty.
Michael says his artistry and music have caused black women in his family and neighborhood to think that he's "weird." And Koro says his "God-fearing" ways have been a turnoff for black women he's come across.
After hearing the men's experiences (and, as the above clip shows, challenging some of their notions), Iyanla thanks them for coming to the House of Healing.