By focusing on how mixed-race women describe and interpret their on- and off-line experiences, this dissertation shows how the logics of colorblindness and anti-blackness extend into everyday life, demonstrating contemporary meanings of race and the post-racial in the United States.Rudo Banya says she's never been attracted to black men. She thinks it's partly because her aunties used to tell her how "rubbish" black men were and told her to "make better choices".

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LINDA BENZ: I'd have to say I like the skin tone too, you know? JENNY BROCKIE: Would you look at other races or just black women? She just sings to, she was just like my genuine class and like everybody else is like Bill Cosby's really funny, but when I watched the TV show, Felicia Ashard really kind of stood out to me and yeah, the other one is Whoopi Goldberg.

But, but to be honest, most of the African men that I have met or got to know, I found them really interesting. MIKE MIOCEVICH: I have dated, I have dated, you know, white girls, mainly because in my area in Western Australia, you didn't really have that kind of option, especially around in my area around near the coast. Mainly, mainly for Felicia Ashard, Claire Huxtable. JENNY BROCKIE: Whoopi Goldberg as well, okay, so you saw Whoopi and you thought mmm?

JENNY BROCKIE: Welcome everyone, good to have you with us tonight. RUDO BANYA: I really don't have a rational explanation as to why, I just am. I think personality wise as well, certain interests and things - I just tend to find that I connect better with Caucasian men. LINDA BENZ: Would be for darker men, African men predominantly is probably where I'm sort of more drawn to.

Rudo, let me start with you, you have Southern African heritage, what kinds of guys are you attracted to? JENNY BROCKIE: Now you're married to a white Australian man? JENNY BROCKIE: And you've never dated an African man? JENNY BROCKIE: Okay, Linda, what about you, who do you date? JENNY BROCKIE: And what are you drawn to about African men? MIKE MIOCEVICH: I prefer to date black women, so from all around the world, you know, any kind of culture.

He says there's been no demand for a speed dating night featuring only Asian men.

He says race is just one element that people have on the list of things they're looking for in a prospective partner.

Dating, cohabitating, and marriage processes aided by online dating are central topics of interest for researchers interested in modern modes of relationship formation.

This qualitative multi-method dissertation intervenes by assessing self-identified mixed-race women’s understandings of race, gender, and class while in the process of dating, providing insight into the experiences that are hidden within analyses of large-scale online dating trends.

Sophie found Asian men attractive but says it was shared values that was most important.

John and Edelisa met on a dating site called Filipino Cupid.

Edelisa thought a western man would be "better than a Filipino husband" because they're more responsible and provide better for their children.