Psychology behind interracial dating

The bibliography has also been organized by topic, so you can also click on one of the topics listed below for a review of the literature on that subject.

Click on the questions below to learn more about cross-race relationships: How common are cross-race friendships in the U. How common are interracial romantic relationships in the U. What situational characteristics foster cross-race friendships among children and teenagers?

Interracial relationships aren't a panacea to end racism, of course; nor can any type of relationship be over-generalized as better than another.

What individual characteristics and motives predict cross-race romantic relationships?

The purpose of this annotated bibliography is to provide readers with a quick reference for questions about cross-race relationships.

In terms of this bibliography, "cross-race relationships" and "interracial relationships" refer only to close interracial relationships, such as friendships and romantic relationships, rather than cross-race contact with no attendant feelings of closeness.

Participants completed a series of survey measures, but also rated the attractiveness of eight online dating profiles comprising women of varying backgrounds (1 Asian, 1 Latina, 3 Black, and 3 White).

It should be noted that the researchers were primarily interested in the attractiveness ratings of the White and Black profiles; accordingly, the Asian and Latina profiles were not utilized in comparisons.