Though these algorithms can be cleverly gamed, the basic idea that answering questions honestly will allow you to find people who share your sensibilities, goals, and quirks makes intuitive sense.For example, OKCupid asked, “Would you date someone shorter than you?Mr Von Hippel says that while there is no evolutionary or biological reason why some people favour a certain race, he says a positive attitude about a group of people and the opportunity to meet someone from a different background is an "enormous predictor of who we end up with"."In order to encounter different races, you would have to travel long distances.We always mixed, but not far enough to encounter really different people.But I hate to break it to you, it doesn't work that way.They have their own dignity, and sense of self worth.Mr Stephen agrees: "So a person of mixed race whose parents are very, very not related, the chances of parents having same disease genes is very, very low."If we accept the hypothesis that one of the contributors of attractiveness is having good genes, this then explains why people are attracted to a mixed race.People of mixed race are going to be more attractive.
In this episode of we hear from people who only date those from different racial backgrounds to their own.They might take more than your average western woman, but you can't just walk over them."After about three months of chatting with Edelisa, and before they'd physically met, he proposed.Ian Stephen, senior lecturer from Macquarie University, says the the English naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin can offer some observations."When it comes to attraction there are a couple of different approaches – in the eye of the beholder, beauty defined by culture and what we see in the media, and then the evolutionary explanation," Stephen says."The latter sees attractiveness in a Darwinian way, so seeing attraction as a mechanism for choosing a healthy mate.Host Jenny Brockie asks about the basis for their preferences and finds out whether racial stereotypes are at play.The program also hears from match-making services that specialise in cross-cultural matches.