Ten research assistants then viewed the faces of individual participants and rated their level of attractiveness.
Interracial daters tended to be rated as more physically attractive than intraracial daters.
Further down, Alabama takes the number 15 spot, despite having legalized miscegenation as late as 2000. Experts there point to the steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants, which has expanded the pool of prospective spouses.
Others say that conservative's interest in dating interracially has been there all along.
A study of college students at a large California university has found that people in interracial relationships tend to be more attractive than those dating someone of the same ethnicity.
The research was published in the August issue of the .“Whereas previous research has found few consistent differences between interracial and intraracial daters in their motivations for dating and in their adjustment levels, this study suggests that interracial and intraracial daters may differ in their desirability as partners,” Karen Wu and her colleagues at the University of California, Irvine wrote in their study.“Across the three studies, interracial daters exhibited more desirable attributes than intraracial daters, most consistently in the realm of physical attractiveness.”An initial survey of 245 undergraduate students found interracial daters rated themselves more positively and thought their partners viewed them more positively.
The researchers said their findings dispel historical stereotypes that portray interracial partners as undesirable.“Interracial daters in our study were rated as possessing higher levels of desirable attributes and were aware of being rated highly by their partners,” Wu and her colleagues said.
“This indicates that, at least in a diverse college sample, interracial relationships are unlikely to be motivated by a lack of dating opportunities within one’s own ethnic group.”The study was not large enough to examine how different racial combinations impacted partner evaluations or attractiveness ratings.
Pictured is a view of the first floor of Mortensen Hall, a new building on the campus of Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Brunswick.
New Brunswick— Rutgers University may lure potential students with its academic rigor and acclaimed faculty, but a new survey says it's also a great school to get a date with someone of a different race.
has released its top 10 list of best college campuses for interracial dating, reports LA Weekly UCLA is number 10.
No surprise there considering the campus is nearly 36 percent Asian American, 29 percent white, 17 percent Latino and 4 percent African American.
Gubbins acknowledges "there are people I haveheard of, or know, that have a particular fetish."But undergraduates for the most part say love, notcuriosity, is what brings couples together."There is that thing if you watch 'Jungle Fever'-the implication that you have some deviantexotic image of another ethnic group," Gubbinssays. There is no exotic, fetish thing going on."A Black senior, who spoke on condition ofanonymity, says she is dating another senior whois white.