This trend has seen black men becoming more attracted to white women, and white men becoming attracted to black women.
Since the 1967 US Supreme Court decision that fully legalised interracial marriage in all the states, this practice has not witnessed as much of such cases as since 2000, according to statistics.
However, no differences were found for conflict or attachment style, and no differences found between interracial and intraracial relationships in relationship quality, conflict patterns, relationship efficacy, coping style, and attachment.
It goes on to add that couples tend to start a relationship based on four important reasons: the attractiveness of the partner, shared common interests, shared similar entertainment interests, and socio-economic similarities.
Sexual attraction Of all these, reports indicate that the attractiveness, comfortability and compatibility of the couple’s sexuality is the primary reason for interracial dating, and every relationship that leads to marriage starts with dating.
In 1970, revealed a Stanford University study, there were only 65,000 marriages involving African-Americans and whites. Among all interracial couples, they represented two percent of marriages in 1970.
In 2005, that number was up to seven percent of the 59 million marriages in the United States. “Some of the growth can be accounted for by declining societal prejudice towards – and less shame experienced by – people in interracial marriages”, says .
The position of these whites has been that the relationships do not last long and often end in heartbreak for the white women.